As the heat rises, I am searching for every way to stay cool. My favorite way is to brew tea and to enjoy it over ice. In the Spring and Summer, there are 2 great, lazy ways to brew tea: Cold Brew and Sun Brew.
What tea should you use?
There are so many combinations of tea that are perfect for a refreshing afternoon. You could make some out of Green Tea, Rooibos, Oolong, or regular Black Tea. I typically use Hibiscus Heaven teabags. Why hibiscus? Hibiscus has a great flavor and other benefits that we’ve written about before.
Way 1: Cold Brew
- Use 6 tea bags of Hibiscus Heaven (or tea of your choice) in 2 liters of water.
- Let this mixture sit overnight in your fridge. The longer you let it sit, the stronger it will be. Once your tea has brewed, add sweetener to taste.
Way 2: Sun Tea
- Use 8 to 12 tea bags of Hibiscus Heaven (or tea of your choice) in 2 liters over water. Feel free to add lemon slices or mint to brew with your tea. Make sure that the pitcher you use has a top on it.
- Find a directly sunny spot and leave your pitcher (with its top on) for 4 to 6 hours. Once your tea has brewed, add sweetener to taste. Refrigerate or pour over ice to enjoy!
Note: Change the amount of tea bags if you want to use a smaller container. I typically use 4 tea bags for every liter (4 cups). If you want to make a smaller amount, I follow Pickle Jar Studio’s Sun Tea Brewing Guide.
An ice-cold, refreshing cup of tea is truly a reward on a hot day or after a day’s work in the yard. Tag us on Instagram and Facebook (@Ravenmoonemporium) so we can see what kind of tea you made!