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Old 07-26-2018, 06:13 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I would just boil some water. If you still want to make your cold tea this way, ropey bacteria or not, consider finding a better place for brewing than the bathroom window.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I would just boil some water. If you still want to make your cold tea this way, ropey bacteria or not, consider finding a better place for brewing than the bathroom window.

WONDERFUL! (the light bulb goes on)


Sigh, the sun to the east has to climb above the tall, near tree line while the sun to the west sinks below the tree line that descends into the lower levels of the ranch. That is, to the west, there are longer sun lines.


We shall see. Tonight, I made two bottles, one cheap green, one cheap white, of just tap water, a bag per cup of water (8), and stuck it into the fridge.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I don't make it because it is a good way to grow some interesting bacteria.

https://livesmartohio.osu.edu/uncate...-sun-tea-safe/

Is the appeal that it's supposed to taste better? Or just that it's using "natural" power?
I'm not going to do that. I did a couple of times in the 1970s, but then remembered biology class.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I boil my kettle, pour it over tea bags, add sweetener, & leave it on the kitchen counter until it is cool enough to go in the fridge & the next day I have wonderful cold tea. I can't see any logic in putting it outside. Recently I have been using Earl Grey tea bags or a vanilla chai, & we love it.

Thats pretty much what I do. I'm a huge fan of iced tea, but I'm prone to kidney stones so I have to make a mix of lemonade/tea. I steep 2 tea bags in 2 cups of water, then immediately pour that into the 6 cups of cold lemonade in the pitcher. That way it can go right in the fridge. Interestingly, I still get the tea flavor, but it doesn't bother me in its diluted state. Sometimes I substitute red zinger for the black tea; that's good too. The possibilities are endless.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:12 PM
 
Location: The South
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must be a southern thing...never heard of it....
Im Southern and I never heard of it till I spent a summer in Phoenix and the locals made sun tea.
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