Summer sun tea
|July 12, 2010||Posted by ameliaps under Drinks and cocktails, summer, tea|
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” ~Thich Nat Hahn
So I made some “sun tea”… basically ice-tea that is slowly steeped outside in the heat of the summer sun. I like mine with a lemon slice but you can add herbs from your garden too: mint and lavender are the usual suspects.
It’s easy and beautiful to make: start with a a glass jar (an empty jam jar is perfect), add tea-bag(s) (you might need two to give it enough strength), some sweetener of choice (honey, demerara sugar or agave nectar are my choices) and herbs (mint? basil? lavender?) or a citrus slice or peel (lemon? orange? lime?), fill with spring water, and place to “tan” in the scorching summer sun. Meanwhile, apply sun screen, get a magazine or a book, proceed towards a lounge chair or hammock somewhere green or blue and outside, lay down, and listen to the crickets or the sound of the waves for a few hours. Now the tea should be ready to enjoy with a couple of ice-cubes.