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Old 02-27-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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Sun Tea question?

What's the best sun tea or tea to steep in the sun for the best flavor, where I can add my own simple sugar?

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Old 02-27-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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You can use any tea, but making sun tea is not known to be the safest thing to do.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:42 AM   #3
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You can use any tea, but making sun tea is not known to be the safest thing to do.
May I ask how come?

Don't you just put it in the window sill & let it steep for a day or ?
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:46 AM   #4
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Yes you do which is exactly the problem. See here.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:10 AM   #5
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Yes you do which is exactly the problem. See here.
Thank you for the read GB...


I didn't know tea could grow bacteria?
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Hmmm. Grew up drinking sun tea, but am not surprised. Sometimes when I've made it, I've poured a glass and not liked the "texture", if that makes any sense. Seemed a bit slimy. So threw it out. I grew up mostly out west, with summer temps in the 100s with zero humidity. Mom would never have thought of making it any other time besides the heat of summer. A day or two? We're talking an hour or two. Maybe an afternoon. And not a sunny window, out in the sun where it is HOT, not inside. Never overnight.

I've not had luck with it since I left Hawaii. And that was 20 years ago. Winter Park gets hot enough, but in FL (where Mom lives now) it still needs to be outside in the sun, not in your air conditioned house in a window. And hours, at the most, not days. So I'm not surprised that bacteria can grow in it!
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I buy the family size Luzianne tea bags and let 2 bags hang in a pitcher of cold water on my kitchen counter. Makes nice tea in an hour or two. My DH lives on tea.
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Hmmm. Grew up drinking sun tea, but am not surprised. Sometimes when I've made it, I've poured a glass and not liked the "texture", if that makes any sense. Seemed a bit slimy. So threw it out. I grew up mostly out west, with summer temps in the 100s with zero humidity. Mom would never have thought of making it any other time besides the heat of summer. A day or two? We're talking an hour or two. Maybe an afternoon. And not a sunny window, out in the sun where it is HOT, not inside. Never overnight.

I've not had luck with it since I left Hawaii. And that was 20 years ago. Winter Park gets hot enough, but in FL (where Mom lives now) it still needs to be outside in the sun, not in your air conditioned house in a window. And hours, at the most, not days. So I'm not surprised that bacteria can grow in it!
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I buy the family size Luzianne tea bags and let 2 bags hang in a pitcher of cold water on my kitchen counter. Makes nice tea in an hour or two. My DH lives on tea.
Thank you guys and gals, By the way Getoutofmykitchen, I think I use the same brand but decafinated. However I may switch to green tea....
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I use loose tea, dump some into a gallon jar and put it in the fridge overnight. Strain the leaves out in the morning.
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