Today was an undeniable taste of summer… 89 degrees and very sunny. This to me meant brewing some yummy sun tea on my patio table. This recipe is very versatile and works well with whatever tea (in bags) that you prefer.
1 gallon of fresh purified water
8 -10 tea bags (I used Tazo Refresh – which is a mint tea that is caffeine-free.)
12 mint leaves (fresh from my garden)
1/4 c of sugar
1/4 c of water
Fill your glass vessel with the water, tea bags and mint leaves, if using them. Place it in a sunny spot for 6+ hours.
On the stove top, combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved into the water and remove from the heat. Let cool.
Once you bring the tea in, remove the tea bags. Then add the simple syrup (sugar/water mixture) it. Give it a good stir and serve it in a tall glass with ice. Refrigerate afterwards.