It’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere, the right time of year to cook up a brew of solar tea. Remember, your kettle is one of the biggest energy vampire gadgets you’ve probably got, so change the way you make your tea this summer? You’ve heard of slow food, this is slow tea.
Step 1: You’ll need a big jar or wide mouthed bottle.
Step 2: You can make teas with all sorts of herbs, whatever you have on hand. I used 4 rooibos teabags and 2 springs of fresh mint. Bung them into the jar and fill with cool filtered or tap water.
Step 3: Place the jar in full sun and leave for as many hours as you can wait.
Step 4: Strain and drink warm, or chill for iced tea. Sweeten with honey if desired.