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!