Continuing the beverage theme, I made a big batch of sun tea this weekend. It was very reminiscent of high school for some reason.
First I layered a few pieces of muslin.
Then I found some South African rooibos teabags in the pantry. I measured out about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the rooibos.
And then about 1/2 tablespoon of darjeeling tea. This is just what I had on hand. You can go any which way with this.
And then I added an equal portion of dried mint (2 tablespoons) onto the muslin clothe. I love mint! Fresh, dried, doesn't matter. In my tea, in my mojito, in my mint chip ice cream, in my salads. Delish.
Next I tied the tea and mint up with some string, forming a make shift steeping bag.
Then I cleaned out the largest glass container I have.
And poured about 12 cups of water in it.
And tossed in the tea and mint combo. Looks like a gross science experiment doesn't it? Think fetal pig. Or not. Maybe that's why this tea reminds me of high school...
Bring your tea outside into direct sun for a few hours to steep.
After about an hour, this is what it looked like.
And after about three hours, it was done!
The mint adds such a nice kick. Next time I'll try fresh mint and see if I can't get the minty background even brighter.
Put it in the fridge and serve over ice so it's nice and cold. Then grab a book and find your hammock and enjoy a quiet Sunday afternoon. Then tell me what a quiet afternoon reading a book in a hammock drinking fresh sun tea feels like so I can live vicariously through you!