Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Forget the Sunny D and boughten iced teas. No one needs all that sugary crap and artificial additives anyway, no matter what the zippy commercials try to tell you.
If you want something really refreshing, nourishing, mineral and vitamin rich, try a sun tea. It's a simple, low energy and fun way to make a tasty summer time beverage.
Basically, you fill a glass jar with your tea of choice (something you've harvested yourself- fresh or dried- is awesome, but store bought tea bags work just fine too!), then fill the jar with water, trying to keep the plant material submerged, cover the jar and set it outside in a sunny spot to infuse for at least four hours. For an iced tea, put the sun infused tea into the fridge. Feel free to add a sweetener and a splash of lemon if you like.
This morning I put red raspberry leaf and stinging nettle out to infuse. It will be ready for chilling by the time I get home from work!
Info on the herbs I used: