The sun has been brightly shining and it feels like summer has arrived! My glass pitcher found its way out of the cabinet and has been put to work. Solar Green Tea! :) This is not prepared with matcha - the fine powdered green tea that is used in the Chanoyu - but made with tea bags.
This past weekend family members were in town and cold unsweetened Solar Green Tea was a hit! It's similar to the tea that our MIL/mom made many years ago. She lived in the sunny state of FL and used cold water, bags of black tea and the sun to prepare her beverage. Her thought always was - "Why purchase it when you can make it so easily yourself?" I like that thought! I also like Solar Green Tea.
The method is easy. Easy is good! On a sunny day I fill my glass pitcher with cold water and place it on my front window sill. Add 3 Green Tea teabags and forget it for 3 - 4 hours. Later, remove the tea bags, cover and place in the fridge.
While my Solar Green Tea was brewing, I was on my computer. Whenever I looked out the window in my Computer/Sewing Room, the gorgeous Peonies were in view!
This afternoon I need to "brew" another pitcher!
***Update - June 2, 2011
Yesterday afternoon as I was "brewing" my pitcher of Green Solar Tea, I didn't know that Mother Nature was brewing a surprise for us residents of Western Massachusetts. The city of Springfield borders my town of Longmeadow on the north - here in MA. We drive into the South End and Downtown so often. We are accustomed to snowfall, but not tornadoes. Today has been a day of helping and thinking of our neighbors.