Lately, I’ve been drinking a lot of bottled tea.
The other week, things were just getting silly, bottles and bottles piling up in the recycling.
I had to remind myself that there is almost nothing in the world easier than making Sun Tea.
Fill jar with water. Add an appropriate amount of dry tea. Place in Sun. Relax in hammock for a while or play some video games. Strain out tea leaves and refrigerate.
As far as amounts of dry tea goes, the general rule for hot tea is 1 teaspoon for cup. For Sun Tea, since it isn’t heated as much, you want to be a bit more generous, maybe 1 1/2 teaspoons per cup. You also want it to be a little stronger than plain tea, as you will be serving it over ice.
For the above two litre container, I found about 2/3 of a cup of tea seemed appropriate.
As far as what type of tea is most appropriate for Ice Tea, Lipton uses mostly Indian type teas for its blend. For a traditional flavor, teas from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) are good. But the sky is really the limit.
As to whether it is appropriate to add lemon juice, sugar, and bourbon to your iced tea, I leave it up to you.