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Friday, July 16, 2010

Aloha Friday-Got Sun?

We have reached Friday again, time for an Aloha Friday Question.
Summertime is here where I live, Mr Sun is Hotter than usual and that reminds me of my Earlier years. The Area where I live is calling a heat emergency for today. This means the heat temp with the index will be dangerous for one to be outside for a long time and the breathing air quality will be hazardous. When it is hot out like this, I love to swim and drink ice tea.
Making Ice Tea in the summer can be easy. However who want to heat up the house. Not me, so this is how I let Mr Sun do it for me.
Sun Tea
1 gallon Cold Water in a Glass container with screw top.
4 regular tea bags or 2 family size bags.

Put the tea bags into the glass container and screw down the top. Place the container out in the sun for about 2 to 3 hours or until it's the strength you like.

Now there is a couple of rules brewing tea this way;
1. You must refrigerate the tea 5 hours after brewing
2. It must be consumed with in 48 hour after brewing. This is due to this fact, the water is not boiled and bacteria can start growing after that time period.

Here's your Question;
Have you ever made Sun Tea,
if not do you think you would ever try to?



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23 comments:

  1. no sugar? Down here that is unheard of! We drink SWEET iced tea. I've never even heard of sun tea. Here's how we do it-Fill a pitcher 1/2 way or so with hot water(so sugar will dissolve easier). Pour in 2 cups of sugar. Boil 5 tea bags and put just a TINY bit of baking soda in at the end. Let cool for a bit then poor into the pitcher. Add water until it is full. Stir with a long spoon and put in the refrigerator. Down here we let it sit for at least a day before we drink it-we know when sweet tea is "new". I know you don't want to boil, but it doesn't really heat up my house and only takes a second-and I need my sugar.

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  2. I used to make Sun Tea all the time - I've been thinking about introducing the fun to Princess Nagger. :)

    Aloha Friday: Vacation Edition

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  3. I have not. I'm not a Tea fan but my husband and kids are so that is a possibility

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  4. My mom has a sun tea jar thing that I have used before but I don't drink tea so I only do it for parties and such.

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  5. Have never made Sun Tea, but I will admit thinking about trying to make it. Perhaps one day I will. Enjoy yours :)

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  6. I'm really not a tea fan.

    Have a great Friday!
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  7. have made sun tea. nothing to it, just enjoy. have a good Friday.

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  8. I am a iced coffee drinker. Seldom do I drink iced tea. But future dil does, so giving her your recipe.
    CMash

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  9. I've never made it because I'm one of those weirdos that likes that processed powdered iced tea mix better than the real thing. It sounds like a good project to do with the kids though.

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  10. I've brewed and enjoyed solar tea on many occasions. Haven't done it for a long time. Cold water is even more refreshing than the tea, which always seems astringent to me.

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  11. lol, how funny!
    that is my w/w post next week!
    i made sun tea with the boys!

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  12. I always liked to make it, but no one ever drank it.

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  13. I've not made sun tea before, but of course I'd love to try it!

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  14. Love sun tea - but haven't made it in a long time - maybe I should set my pitcher out today! :) Have a great weekend!

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  15. I have years ago. I love it. I forgot all about it :)

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  16. Yes, we make sun tea all the time. Hubby prefers it.

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  17. Yep, we used to make it all the time when I was growing up. You know, I haven't thought about it in quite a while. I'll have to make some now!

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  18. Sun tea is a staple around this house! Love it. I usually make a new batch daily and we drink it with sprigs of mint or lemon. We drink it without sugar with lots of ice.

    Thanks for stopping by for my Aloha Friday.

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  19. I like sun tea, but I don't drink up a gallon fast enough

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  20. No I haven't made it - sounds good though♥

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  21. I remember my uncle always making sun tea growing up but I never liked the stuff.

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  22. Interesting! Never new of this! Good to finally find out:)
    Have a nice Monday!

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