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Easy like Sun Tea

Summer is still going strong at the beginning of August, but it's easy to let the worries and hurries of the coming school year steal the end of the season for so many of us. The act of snagging a few moments to make something with your hands is a great antidote to the hurry. And this tasty project really only takes a few minutes of prep, promise!

So turn on your favorite summer music and grab these ingredients...

  • 10 small Lipton teabags (or other black tea of choice)

  • 1 peach, cut into chunks

  • 1/2 lemon, cut into slices

  • 1 cup brown sugar (set aside)

Place the teabags in a glass 1 gallon container and fill with lukewarm water. Add peach and lemon. Leave the tea outside basking in the summer sun for 2-3 hours, depending on available sunlight. Add brown sugar, stir with a wooden spoon (we have had too many tragic accidents with metal spoons and glass containers), and place in the refrigerator until chilled. Leave the peach and lemon in at least until chilled for added flavor.

Finally, find a spot in the shade and sip away this classic summer treat.

*Note: this recipe is easily customizable. Swap out some of the tea bags for your favorite herbal tea! Do you only have strawberries? Add them! Love the classic taste of white sugar? Go for it! The possibilities are vast. Enjoy!


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