Sun Tea

July 29, 2007

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There are households in sunny climes where sun tea is a summer ritual. Set out your jar in the morning, and you’ll have fresh tea by lunchtime. Make it plain or spicy. Double or halve the recipe. However you make it, it couldn’t be simpler. You don’t even have to boil the water. SAM

1 gallon cold water
9 small tea bags
6 whole cloves (optional)
1 stick cinnamon (optional)

Pour the water into a clear, 1-gallon glass jar, add the tea bags, and the cloves and cinnamon, if desired. Screw on a tight-fitting lid and place the jar in direct sunlight. After 3 to 4 hours, remove the tea bags and spices and serve over ice with sugar, mint, or lemon.
Makes 1 gallon.

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COOKING TIP: Spicing Tea

July 29, 2007

Place whole spices inside a tea ball or infuser and drop it into the tea. That way you won’t have to strain the tea to get them out.