Sun Tea




Introduction: Sun Tea

So, for the solar contest I thought I'd share my favorite summer time delight. SUN TEA! Its basically just like regular tea but you don't need a stove, or boiling water. The sunshine on a hot day does all the work for you! Plus the tea actually taste much better this way, it has a smoother taste. It doesn't get that slightly strong bitter taste at the end. So take a look and let me know what you think and give it a try, I'm sure you will enjoy it also.

Step 1: So, Here Is What You Will Need

First, you will need a glass jar with a metal screw on lid. Make sure it has been cleaned before using. The glass will heat the tea much better than a plastic jug and the screw on lid keeps any critters or dust getting in your batch of tea.

Of course you will also need tea bags. I general use 3 bags of what ever tea you prefer. I used 2 Lipton and a bag of Earl Grey for this batch.

You will need a jug of water.

And Last, you will need a hot sunny day!

Step 2: Get Started

So, remove the lid. Drop in all your tea bags.

Step 3: Filler Er' Up

Time to add the water. Fill your glass jar just past 1/2 full. This will let your tea steep faster than if you fill it full.

Step 4: Close It Down

Screw your lid back on so its fairly tight. Now, just walk away. Yep.. walk away. You work is done for a few hours. Seriously. Go take a nap. The tea will do the work for you.

Step 5: Okay, I Came Back 10 Min Later

Just so I could take another picture.. Not stalking it or anything,

Step 6: And.... 20 Minutes After That..

Just another picture... That's all...

Step 7: Okay Its Done Now. 3 Hours Later

So I finally found something else to do other than watch tea make.. Well actually my wife found a list of things but that's another story. At this point you can add sugar if you like or some would add a sliced lemon like I do.

Take it in the house and stir well and top off your jar with fresh cold water.

Grab a glass, add some ice, pour in your fresh sun made tea and chug it down... And get back to that long list of honey do's... Enjoy!



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    4 Discussions

    Yeah, like my grand daddy down south used to say, better start with hot water unless you want to drink tea in the spring.


    11 months ago

    Sounds like my sort of job....shame we're slipping into Winter though. There's always next year.

    2 replies

    Yeah that's true. I live in West Tennessee thought so it will be in the high 80's for a few more weeks. Planning on getting in several more batches before then!