Friday, September 4, 2015
Squid Drinks: Sun Tea
This week's experiment was sun tea:
- 2 tbsp loose tea (Kusmi's Anastasia)
- 30 oz water
- peel of one lemon
Put it all in a covered glass jar, set it in direct sunlight for 4 hours.
Garnish with lemon. Add sugar to taste.
(Recipe from The New York Bartender's Guide, ed. Sally Ann Berk)
I was impressed by how warm the jar was after four hours. The tea was good. My wife and I took ours with lemon, my daughter (aka The Purple Penguin) took sugar. The Penguin didn't care for it, unfortunately. I finished hers and while I'm not always a fan of sugar in tea, it did a nice job of bringing out the spiciness in this case.
I don't know if I'd try this again but it was certainly easy. If I do, I'd likely try a different variety of tea.