How to Make Sun Tea Inside
Sun tea is a type of sweet iced tea that is brewed in direct sunlight. It has been a classic summertime favorite for many years. But what if you want to make sun tea on a rainy day, or when you don’t have a sunny day available? Fortunately, you can still enjoy sun tea with some simple adjustments. Here is how to make sun tea indoors.
Things You’ll Need:
- Tea bags of your choice
- Brewing vessel, such as a pitcher or large tea pot
- Stove or hotplate
- Fill your brewing vessel with cold water.
- Add desired number of tea bags to the water. Use one tea bag for every 8 ounces of water. For a stronger tea, you can use up to one bag per 4 ounces of water.
- Cover the vessel with foil and place it on the stove or hot plate.
- Turn heat on to medium-high and heat until boiling occurs.
- Turn stove off. Allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags with a spoon, then replace the foil.
- Let tea cool to room temperature, then transfer to the refrigerator to cool.
- Stir in sweetener, such as sugar, honey or agave nectar, to taste.
- Serve over ice, if desired.
Making tea indoors is much quicker than making sun tea outdoors and doesn’t require any additional energy. If you don’t have a sunny day to make sun tea, now you know how to enjoy it any day of the year.