Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vintage Canning Jars Make Drinks Taste Better. . .

. . . don't ya think?
We're so excited 'cause summer has officially arrived here in the Pacific NW.

Time to enjoy icy cold drinks on lazy summer afternoons!

One of my favorites - Sweet Sun Tea.

Here is how I make mine:

I use a super cool large old glass jar w/ lid that holds approximately 9-10 cups of water.

To the water, I add 11 tea bags any flavor (I use the good ol' standard Rose Tea).

Place filled jar in a sunny location for a few hours to steep. 

Once tea is the desired color, I add about 1 and 1/3-1/2 cups of sugar and stir 'til dissolved.

Chill in refrigerator and serve over ice.

On a side note, some people freak out about sun tea since it never boils (something about bacteria, I  think).  I have made and drank it this way it for years.  Never have had a problem or gotten sick from it.   


Tonia said...

I make green tea the same way!! I think my neighbors think i'm strange..always putting an old mason jar out on the porch to steep...hee hee!!
I have NEVER heard of anyone getting sick from tea made this way...so drink up!!!

Anonymous said...

Really, you don't need the sun! Put your pitcher or jar of water and tea bags in the fridge over night. Your cold tea is ready to go the next morning. It might take a little more stirring to dissolve the sugar when it's cold, but it's delicious just the same. Ruth from PA.

Melissa said...

I love this, I will have to give it a try!