Monday, May 03, 2010

*here comes the sun...tea*

suntea, originally uploaded by neverfeltbetter.
i love a glass of strong brewed sun tea*, with lots of ice cubes and a sprig of mint. frankly between this and my growing garden i am having a hard time coming up with things to complain about. (today. thank you for noticing.)

*here, it's easy!  grab a handful of tea bags, preferably the cheapo lipton-y kinds. then  a few of your better tea bags or a full infuser and have a bit of both to mix up flavors:  it's your tea, make whatever flavors you want. fill up your glass jars with lids with good water. (plastic jugs just seems wrong for this. don't do it!) i love STRONG iced tea, so when you think you are over-doing it with the bags, you are probably not even close. close them up, let the jars sit in some direct sunlight for as long as you can.  at least 4 hours, preferably the full 6. sweeten to your liking  (SWEET TEA OH YES PLEASE), pour yourself a glass, over a bunch of ice cubes.  garnish with fresh mint, because that churches it right up, real nice. feel free to add some lemons or limes. if you do a half iced tea half lemonade, an arnold palmer, i would shake your hand. that is some fine beverage choice right there. you sly dog. (you know what this post has me in the mind for? mint juleps. mmmmm.)