Homemade Iced Tea

I first posted this iced tea recipe in March of 2010 as one of my favorite things and now that summer’s in full swing it’s the perfect time to share it again!

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!  {Add a few ice cubes and some fresh mint if you’re fancy!}


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