Today’s temperature is to break 100 degrees, I can think of nothing better than using the sun’s heat and some herbs from the garden and make sun tea. Growing up in Texas, we did this often; so to try it here in Chicago is a nice throwback to my youth. I’m using Chocolate mint, but any number of other herbs can be used. Feel free to get creative and mix up any of the following:
- chamomile and lemon balm
- lavender and mint
- lemon balm and mint
- hibiscus flower and mint
You may want to remove the leaves from the stems. Stems tend to make the tea a little bitter. If you’re into black teas or just have a tea you love, add 4 bags to the glass jar and wait for it to turn tea color. Pour over ice and enjoy!