Egerton once said: "Iced tea is too pure and natural a
creation not to have been invented as soon as tea, ice and hot
weather crossed paths."
Today, we make "Sun
Tea" by hanging tea bags in a lidded jar of water. We leave
the jar to sit out in the sun a few hours. This is a more
traditional recipe, but feel free to experiment with sun tea in
4 cups water
cup granulated sugar
Bring the water to a boil in 3-quart saucepan. Remove
heat. Tie all the tea bags together with their own strings.
the tea bags in the hot water. Let the tea steep for
minutes or longer if you prefer strong tea.
2. Remove the tea
bags and add the sugar while the tea is warm.
3. Pour the cold
water into a 2-quart plastic jug, add tea. Let
tea come to room temperature to prevent cloudiness,
refrigerate until needed.
4. Serve tea in a
glass pitcher. Pour over ice cubes in tall
Decorate with thin lemon slices and mint leaves.