Sun teas are some of my favorite things to create during the late Spring and all through the Summer months. Light, refreshing and so good for you! Much better than store bought brands of iced teas that are heavy on the sugar and filled with preservatives and oh yes, chemicals.
I recently looked at my husband John and said, 'Isn't it great how we have no pop in the fridge? No sugary juices?' It still amazes me today, even though we've been like this for ages now. The kids love the kombucha and fresh Sun-teas I make as out alternative to the normal drinks you might find in a fridge. Kids are usually pretty picky but ours seem to really enjoy the homemade stuff I come up with!
Not only will you love these deliciously refreshing Sun Teas, you will be amazed by how easy they are to create. Just put in your ingredients, set it out in a glass jar in a spot that will get the Suns rays all day long and go! Do whatever your heart desires all day long and come back to a beautifully brewed jug of tea you strain and refrigerate for the next day.
Even though I say that you can add honey to your Sun Teas, it's really not necessary. These teas, on their own are light and refreshing and for those who are off of sugars, worry not, you don't need to add anything to sweeten the drink up, you're sweet enough.
For the water content I'm guessing that I'm using about 4 litres of water per glass jug and always use glass, not plastic!
I also press my citrus , flowers, fruits, herbs and petals through a sieve to get as much of the lovely infused juices into the teas as possible.
June Bloom & Berry Sun Tea
I want to start off by saying that this tea is easy and delicious but they really all are!
For this one I used the following:
3-6 roses, petals only
3-4 sprigs of pineapple weed (you could substitute for chamomile, about 1 1/2 tsp)
a handful of Russian Olive blooms and leaves
2 green tea bags (I used Green tea and jasmine)
About 10 strawberries quartered.
1-2 tablespoons of honey (optional)
Fill with water.
Sit it out in the Sun for the day and after dinner I bring it in and put it into the fridge until the morning when I strain it and than pour myself a nice glass and enjoy! Or you can just strain it and pour over ice to enjoy a nice cool and refreshing glass right away!
Recipes are going to vary from meals to medicines. It's all about healing from the inside out because we truly are what we eat. What's the point? Well, gardening and foraging for your own foods, shopping local and no processed garbage or pharmaceuticals for what ails you? I think that's enough of point, don't you?
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