Sun Brewed Iced Green Tea
If you really wan to go “green” with your iced green tea then you can use solar power to make a batch of delicious iced tea. All kidding aside, not only is this a green way to do it, it may impart health benefits lost in traditional heat brewing.
By not subjecting the antioxidants in the tea leaves to extreme heat, some people believe that you are getting a set of better, or at least different benefits from cold brewed or sun brewed tea.
Regardless of the difference in health properties of sun brewed tea, the taste is excellent and the prep is very hands off easy (though a bit more time consuming)
Here is what you do:
Fill 1/2 gallon class container with cool water to about an inch from the top. Inside suspend five green tea bags or the equivalent amount of loose leaves in a tea ball infuser. Close the lid and place the glass container in direct sunlight, outside in the heat of the day.
Make sure you place it where it will get 3 hours of constant sun, shade is no good for making sun brewed iced tea.
After three hours you will have a great jug of green tea. If you like it a little stronger, go for 4 hours and likewise, for weaker tea go for 2.