I have a secret to share, a tip, if you will...you do not need to wait until summer to enjoy delicious, nature-made sun tea! In fact, it does not even need to be a hot, sunny day for you to make a tasty jar of herbal tea. You can steep the herbs in fresh water on a counter-top, in a sunny windowsill, or on the front stoop. It may take a little longer to get a good steep if the sun isn't out, but it will still work just fine. In fact, you could put this tea together in the morning, and let it steep for several hours to be enjoyed in the afternoon or at the end of a busy day...
Rose and Berry Sun Tea
These are the quantities for 1/2 gallon of sun tea. Feel free to multiply for a larger amount!
2 Tablespoons organic Blackberry leaf
1 Tablespoon organic Rosehips
Combine all the herbs in a large tea infuser, a cotton muslin bag, or wrap well in cheesecloth and tie to keep closed. You could also put the herbs in a jar loose, and strain after infusing. Cover with 1/2 gallon cool or room temperature water (spring water is lovely!) Cover and allow to steep--in the sun, a windowsill, counter-top, table, or wherever you have space. Allow to steep for several hours until desired strength. Strain herbs and serve. Refrigerate unused tea for up to two days. Feel free to add sweetener, lemon, or other flavors to suit your tastes!