I have never loved the heat of summer or laying out or Florida. It is not that I don’t like them. I just don’t love them. They are good every now and then – but mostly in little doses. However, I do love feeling my skin soak up the sun. When I started thinking of the sun as a blessing due to its health benefits (Vitamin D, which is needed in absorbing other vitamins), I started to enjoy being in the sun and the heat. I am not by any means recommending laying out all day, but a little sun each day can help to keep the doctor away (by building up essential vitamins)! Just make sure to be responsible.
So, as I was falling in love with the sun for its healthy benefit to my body, I also fell in love with it for making tea! Who knew! It might not sound like a big revelation, but I felt like it was. Not only is it amazing how much the water does warm up over the day and really steep the tea, but it is fun too! I don’t know why, but it gives me immense pleasure to make sun tea. Maybe how simple and natural it feels (and a little like a science experiment). Nothing but a mason jar, water, some tea, and the sun.
Step 1: Fill a mason jar with fresh cold water.
Step 2: Pick a tea. (Today I decided to try a rosehip & honey tea my aunt brought from South America.)
Step 3: Add the tea bags to the jar.
Step 4: Leave in the sun to brew all day, or until your liking. It really depends on the weather.
Step 5: Remove tea bags and enjoy!
Simplified version: fill a jar with water, add tea bags, and leave it outside all day.