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Sun Tea with the Help of Your Garden

Why this idea has never occurred to me escapes me. We made sun tea growing up, large pitchers of it. I guess I associate sun tea with lots of tea. But thanks to Thirsty for Tea, I now see it as just one glass if that is all that is needed.

If you have a glass jar, a tea bag, and some herbs growing in the garden, you have everything you need to make a sun tea treat.

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Basil is always growing at my house, and I haven’t experimented with it beyond Italian dishes. Today I steeped hibiscus tea for an hour or so in the sun, put it on ice, added strawberries, and topped it with a sprig of basil. Who knew this simple combination could be so tasty? It was light with a tiny bit of sweetness and not too much bitterness.

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Thirsty for Tea recommends these combinations:

  • Peaches & Blueberries (with black tea)
  • Oranges & Mint (with oolong)
  • Pineapple & Strawberries (with rooibos)
  • Cucumber & Mint (with green tea)
  • Peach & Rosemary (with black tea)

I’m growing lavender this year and I think lavender and lemon will make a perfect combination, too. Take a look at your garden and see what you can come up with!

Steep, sip, and enjoy.

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