I don't know about you and your family, but me and my family drink iced tea like southerns (except for a curtain sister-in-law of mine, who refuses to like tea)... ;) In the summer time, it is very unusual not to see a gallon jug of tea in the fridge or soaking up the sun on the sidewalk. Seriously, if you want to know where I live, just look for some tea sitting out in the sun. Iced sun tea is defiantly a staple for us in the summer, especially during hay bailing time. A couple weeks ago (while I was making sun tea, of course), I realized that it was high-time that I shared the recipe with you. Have you ever had sun tea? Iced sun tea holds such a deeper and richer flavor than just regular iced tea, which makes it so special and yummy.
Iced Sun Tea recipe
3 large Lipton tea bags
1 gallon glass jug
1 cup sugar
Fill your gallon glass jug full of cold water and add your tea bags. You can put in a few mint leaves to add a little more flavor if you like. Set the tea out in the direct sunlight and let it ferment for a couple of hours, until it is a nice rich color. Take out the tea bags (and mint leaves if you used any) and stir in the sugar with a wooden spoon. Note: use a wooden spoon, not a medal one. We have had way to many experiences where the jug breaks by using medal spoons to stir in the sugar. Yes, not fun. Pour in a cup full of ice and enjoy!