SUN TEA!!!

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I’M BAAACKK!!! Long time no see everyone!!! I hope everyones summer has been just wonderful and everyone is tan! After a long hiatus for something called the CA Bar, I am back and ready to make more delicious foods!!!! Lots of exciting things are coming up – new logo coming soon, hopefully a new website design by the end of the year, and much more easy fun recipes! I am back at home so there are tons of machines and ingredients for me to use – I am so excited! After being in a cave for so long, with no ounce of human interaction and happiness for two whole months, I am delighted to get back into shape, get a job, and learn how to cook again! More on my summer later, but what have you all been up to all summer!!!

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The first day back in Lodi I was like DAMN it’s HOT!!! I sat there eating breakfast and looked out the window of my backyard. I realized tons of sun shines right outside my porch in the morning so I figured I would make some SUN TEA! What is thattttt you might ask? Well basically, instead of boiling water and steeping tea bags and then cooling it in the fridge for iced tea, I use the SUN, yes the SUN, to steep the tea!!! This way, I can save electricity and be environmentally friendly! This basically takes no effort – just find a glass bottle or large jar, and put some tea bags in, and fill it up with filtered water! Place it in the direct sun for about 3-5 hours and bring it back inside and place in the fridge. Fill it up with ice and serve! It is seriously the best thing ever. And lucky for me, when I place it right outside my porch at about 9:30am, and if I forget after about 4 or 5 hours, turns out that the sun travels past it and the teas are no longer in the direct sun. People say that if it is left out in the direct sun for more than 5 hours breeds germs and what not. Ew gross, so all you working people, do it on the weekends!

Here are some of my favorite teas!

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Iced Blackberry Green Tea

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Iced Passion Fruit Tazo Tea

Ingredients

4 cups water

4 tea bags (mix and match your favorite teas!!!)

If you want to double or triple that, go ahead! Just think, 1 cup water to 1 teabag!

My favorite combos:

4 Passion Fruit Tazo Teabags

3 Green Teabags, 1 Blackberry infused Black Teabag

4-5 Lipton Teabags

3 Green Teabags, 1 Lemon infused Green Teabag

and etc. and so on and whatever your heart desires!

1. Place the tea bags into the glass jar/bottle/dispenser.

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2. Add filtered water and fill it up to the top!

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3. Place out in the sun for 3-5 hours (but no more than 5!)

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4. Serve with ice!

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