Alison’s favorite things (vol. 11)

When the weather gets warmer and the sun is shining I’ve always loved a good sun tea.  I’ve spent countless summer days placing a pitcher in the sun to capture that heat and make my brew, but last summer when I heard about refrigerator tea while listening to The Splendid Table I gave it a shot and said Sayonara to my sun chasing days.  It is so refreshing and you can make it rain or shine all year long!

Here’s how I do it:  I fill a half-gallon mason jar (64 oz.) with water, add four tea bags–any kind you like will work, but I personally prefer green tea, peach tea or black tea, twist the top on the jar and put in the fridge overnight.  I’ve left my tea for anywhere from 8-14 hours.  It’s a true “set it and forget it” situation.  In the morning you can remove the tea bags and enjoy this simple, passive, cold brew.  Note:  If you prefer to use a loose-leaf tea you can estimate the amount of tea so it measures about 3+ tablespoons depending on how strong you like your tea. 

I have no doubt you will love it!

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