I was totally giggling at the comments yesterday! Here I am, all filtered this, organic that, nectar the other thing. Trying to impress you with my epicurean and pedantic approach to the brew (and my big vocabulary — is it working? Didn't think so). But y'all are just like Lipton! Sugar! [from the southern belles] and What's iced tea? [from the Brits] and What's this pitcher of weird brownish stuff doing where my chocolate milk's supposed to go? [from Andy Paulson, looking, quizzically, into the fridge].
So okay, I'll try 'em! I'm your girl! Thank you for all of the recipes — now I am going to go through a bunch of them and have a taste-test every day. They look so good.
This one is sun tea, made from Twinings black-currant black tea, eight bags in two quarts water, sitting in the sun for about four hours, sweetened with agave, with a little bit of the black-currant nectar poured in. It tasted quite different from the tea yesterday — more bitter? Did I let it go too long or not long enough? Or maybe that's just how it is, and the taste-diff between black and white tea? Next I'm going to try one of the peach ones that were suggested.
But probably not today because I am going to a CORGI PICNIC. I can't wait. Clover Meadow has a new collar and everything. Right now she is flopped over, with her head on my foot, having just come home from the park. She is totally oblivious to what the day holds.