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Old 04-28-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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I made some sun tea yesterday, but it didn't turn out as good. It's not at all strong even though I left it out in the sun the whole day! What did I do wrong? I put a couple cinnamon sticks and 6-7 apple-cinnamon flavored tea bags. It's 2-2 1/2 quart glass jar. Should I have put more tea bags? The tea bags were a little old too, could that be a problem?

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Old 04-28-2006, 10:33 AM   #2
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Yep old tea bags could be a problem for sure. Try adding a few more and leave it out in the sun again. That should help.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:48 AM   #3
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I think sun tea is HIGHLY overrated plus it gets old quicker. Why not just put VERY hot water over your tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes.
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That is the easzy was Gretchen, but there is something really fun about putting it out in the sun.
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I wasn't trying to be easy. I am saying that sun tea just doesn't taste good to me--and doesn't last--it gets musty.
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:03 AM   #6
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It won't last even if kept in the fridge?
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:15 AM   #7
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I am not sure why sun tea and reg iced tea would last any differently. I am not saying that isn't true, but it just doen't sound like it would make sense to me.
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I agree with Gretchen. I gave up on Sun Tea long ago. I just steep tea in a pan of boiling water, let it cool and dump it in the fridge. You have more control when you do it in the kitchen and the product turns out better, in my experience.
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Because it has sat in humid sunny weather for 8 hours while it steeps.
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Old 04-28-2006, 02:08 PM   #10
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I read last summer somwhere that Sun Tea is not good for you to make and drink. Something in the tea that if you don't use boiling water to it that the start bacteria can form. I can't remember all the details but it made me quit doing it at the time. I now boil water throw bags in the pot let it steep and when it cools -put it in a pitcher in the fridge. I don't like my tea real strong so I add cold water to the picher.
Maybe someone else read about it too and can offer more info on it
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