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07-02-2008, 01:06 AM
What exactly are sun teas, are they raw, and how do you make them? Thanks in advance!
07-02-2008, 02:04 AM
You just put tea bags or loose tea in a jar of water and leave it in the sun. It is no longer advised to do that because it is not kept at a temperature that is hot or cold enough to keep it safe. You can accomplish the same thing by putting the jar in the refrigerator and leaving it for a longer amount of time until there is tea in the water. If you use loose tea you have to strain. Is it raw? I guess that depends on what kind of tea you use.
07-02-2008, 03:16 PM
I put 3 green and/or herbal tea bags per quart mason jar full of water, seal it, and leave it on my patio. In my mind it's raw :-) I had never heard of food safety issues. Perhaps the concern is with sweet teas? Most people here make sweet sun tea with sugar but I don't even add the stevia until I bring it inside and take out the bags.
07-02-2008, 06:05 PM
I do the samething except here in florida its so hot I keep it in the shade.
I add green tea suntea to my smoothies. I also have chamomile suntea before bed.
07-02-2008, 10:54 PM
Does anyone know of any brands of tea bags that are truly raw??
07-03-2008, 10:08 AM
There are brick and loose teas that are sun dried/raw...in a bag I'm not sure.
Pu-erh type teas are picked and sun dried and that's it.
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