Monday, June 16, 2014

Fruit Infused Sun Tea

Sunshine, check! Hot weather, check!

You can brew up a special treat by using God's own sunshine and warmth. We love to make this recipe and let it steep while we are working in the yard for a rewarding refreshing drink.

Fruit Infused Sun Tea
(makes 1/2 gallon)

Large Mason Jar, with metal cover (used 1/2 gallon size)
5 tea bags (fruit, black or green... you pick)
3/4 cup fruit (berries, oranges, lemon, limes)

Tea just starting to steep.
For the quickest and best results use a large glass jar with a metal lid. The metal lid attracts heat.

Place tea bags into the jar. We used Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion flavor. Yum!

Place chopped fruit into jar. We used a mixture of strawberries and garden fresh raspberries.

Fill the jar up with water, to about 1 inch head space (canner talk for 1 inch from the top rim). There are no special directions for temperature of the water, as the sun will heat the water all on its own.

Place cap on securely. Then place jar in direct, full sun for 4-6 hours.

Enjoy your sun tea over ice or place jar in refrigerator to cool.

Drink as soon as possible, after all this was made with fresh fruit. Refrigerate and drink within 2 days.

Enjoy your cup of summer!
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised. - Psalm 113:3