August is at an end, but the summer heat blazes on. In this kind of weather, I love making iced tea to quench my thirst. Overnight refrigerator iced tea is part of my daily routine and helps me get started in the morning. Check out this quick and simple way to prep your day the night before.
The typical way of boiling water and making tea in a tea pot is just far too hot for the summer months. You can also make sun tea, where you sit a pitcher of tea in the sun to warm the water and infuse the tea. However, this is not a safe method for people with compromised immune systems because the water does not boil during the process, but remains warm, causing any exposure to bacteria the perfect place to grow.
My favorite way to make tea doesn’t require any heat, but still remains perfectly safe because it doesn’t allow the tea to sit in a warm place. Overnight Refrigerator Tea requires a good 12 hours of steeping, but provides that bold flavor you want because you don’t need to water it down with ice since it’s already cold. The refrigerator will give you a drink completely cold and sparkling with flavor.
Here’s all you need:
- Mason jars or reused bottles
- Tea bags
- Stevia or easily dissolved sweetener (optional)
Fill your jar or bottle with 8-12 oz of water per tea bag. Cap and leave overnight in the refrigerator!
Pull out your Overnight Refrigerator Tea with your breakfast or pack in your lunch for later. Sprinkle in some Stevia for a sugar-free and easily mixed in sweetener.
Ready. Set. Yum! That’s was easy, right?
Have you tried overnight refrigerator tea? What’s your favorite tea flavor?
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