Sunday, June 11, 2017

Old Fashioned Sun Tea

Cool that summertime heat with some good Old Fashioned Sun Tea  with lemon from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Well, summer has finally hit us here in Western Washington. 80+ degrees  Which for us is hot, hot, HOT! Nobody has air conditioning here, since we only get this kind of weather for a few weeks (if that) a year. So when the 80's and 90's his....OhhhEmmmmGeeee we melt 

We even left all of the windows open last night to cool the place down. It was 85 inside when we went to bed, and 65 when we got up. A bit on the chilly side, but hopefully it will keep the house from feeling like a sauna when we try to sleep tonight!

Luckily the temp is supposed to drop by Thursday because I have the G-baby that day, and HOT + BABY = unhappy baby and a verrrrrry stressed out Nana 

I think I may take a little trip to Target to pick up a little wading pool for her anyway. 

It couldn't hurt right?

Plus it might make for some totes adorbs pictures #PhotoOp 


Cool that summertime heat with some good Old Fashioned Sun Tea  with lemon from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com



Aside from squeezing this butt into a wading pool, I think the best way for this girl to stay cool is with a nice tall glass of good ol' old fashioned sun tea, with some lemon of course 

When I was a kid, in Reno, my Mom always had a jug of sun tea brewing in the summertime. Of course in Reno, in the middle of summer, that tea would damn near boil in the jar! It got soooooo stinkin' hot there! I mean like cook and egg on the side walk/surface of the sun hot!!

We really did have the weirdest weather. Snow in the winter, nuclear heat in the summer. I called it weather by Sybil #craycray

Now, I know there is a big thing about sweet, or unsweet tea. 

I didn't even know this was a thing until I move to the south for a bit. I wasn't warned, so I wasn't expecting the (what seemed like a pound of) sugar in my tea  *shudder*

When you aren't raised on it, sweet teat is quite the shock! But I was quickly told that the way they drink tea in the south is the correct way to drink your tea.

Who knew my Mom raised me so wrong???

But I could never get the hang of sugar in my tea, so I am a steadfast unsweetened girl.

But y'all are welcome to add away. I won't judge! 

Cool that summertime heat with some good Old Fashioned Sun Tea  with lemon from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


yield: 1 gallonprint recipe

Old Fashioned Sun Tea

Cool that summertime heat with some good Old Fashioned Sun Tea with lemon.
prep time: cook time: 4 hourtotal time: 4 hours

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 cups of water
  • 16 black tea bags
  • Lemon Slices
  • Ice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pour 16 cups of water into a glass container, tie the 16 tea bags together, and add them to the water. Cover and allow to sit in the sun for 4 hours.
  2. Remove the tea bags, add sliced lemons, and ice.
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11 comments:

  1. i've made this so many times - i love it - keep meaning to do it with green tea but keep forgetting!

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    1. Oh yes, green tea would rock! My new fave Starbucks drink it green tea with lemonade. YUM!!

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  2. When I was little, my mom always had a jug of sun tea brewing in the back yard too - such a great memory. I haven't made it in years but certainly should.

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    1. Aside from the fact that sun tea is delicious :) I think I make it for the memories too!

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  3. I love classic recipes like this. Simple but time-tested! And so good. Perfect for the warm weather we're having too. PS: a wading pool is always a great idea :)

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  4. I absolutely love sun tea. Thank you for reminding me to make it. Your recipe looks delicious.

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  5. I love to make sun tea. I live in hot sunny Tucson, so there's always an abundance of sun!

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  6. I don't know what part of Western Washington you are living, but I live in Graham WA and you have to have sun to get Sun Tea.. it is raining buckets today! ha,ha.. But I would love to try your recipe as soon as the sun shines again.

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    1. We have been having bipolar weather LOL 80+ for a couple days, 60 and rainy for a couple days, back to sunny......crazy!!

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  7. As a huge tea fan I have no idea how I missed sun tea. I feel like it is probably amazing!

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