A few years ago I saw a segment on the news about how sun tea was dangerous because the lukewarm water sitting out all day in the sun was a prime environment for breeding bacteria in the tea leaves. Since then, I’ve given up sun tea and started brewing cold-water tea in the fridge. And you know what? I actually like it better!
Here’s how to make it:
Fill a carafe with water. Plop in a few tea bags, and stow away in the fridge for a few hours. When brewed to your desired strength, remove the tea bags and serve over ice. Not nearly as poetic, but I’d rather do without possible gastro-intestinal distress, wouldn’t you?
Lately our favorite flavor combination has been two bags of Choice White Peony tea and a bag of either Stash Acai Berry tea or Tazo Wild Sweet Orange tea. We like to garnish with Orange Mint, Lemon Balm, or some Lemon Verbena from our herb garden. It’s delicious and wonderfully refreshing on even the hottest of days.