I can’t believe that I forgot to make sun tea during the summer! In my defense, it was a busy summer, so to make up for it and the lovely weather we are having this week I’m making Yerba Mate sun tea. I have a former co-worker to thank for introducing me to this deliciousness. I like the fact that it has caffeine without the coffee jitters 😉 Yerba Mate also has vitamins, minerals and additional compounds such as polyphenols and antioxidants. For those of you who haven’t dabbled in sun tea, it’s very easy and a great way to make ice tea.
Grab a mason jar, a couple of tea bags of your fave tea (herbal teas are great as well), fill the jar with your tea bags with filtered water. Be sure to cover it (especially this time of year with all of the bees around).
Let it soak in the sunshine for about 6 hours. I give it a sip and if I want it a little stronger, I let it go 8. When it’s to your liking, remove the tea bags and refrigerate your jar in the fridge.
Sun tea is best enjoyed on your deck with a great book, a knitting project, while listening to your favorite tunes or on the boat 😉