Sun Tea


Summer’s drink of choice! Well, at least during daylight hours. A vodka tonic with lots of lime would probably get the nod after 5.

My devotion to iced tea began during the four years when my younger self lived in Texas. I managed to lose the slight accent that my friends insisted that I had picked up, but my fondness for iced tea remains to this day.

In the summer, sun tea takes center stage. A pitcher of water, five tea bags, a couple of hours in the sun, and you have sparkling clear tea. I like to add a slice of lemon, but adding some sugar, or better yet, simple syrup, will make it “sweet tea.” AKA, the house wine of the South!

For those of you looking at the picture and thinking that bugs and leaves might be floating in there, I cover the top with plastic wrap. I just removed it for the picture.


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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1 Response to Sun Tea

  1. JoAnn says:

    I have always been intrigued by the term “‘ sun tea”….thanks to you, now I get it!

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