Sun Tea

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It’s summer in NYC, and that means weather hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. But do you really want to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Probably not, because certainly there’s a whole lot of garbage and pee and dirt and unsavory things that you don’t want getting mixed up in your breakfast.

However, there is something undeniably magical about letting nature to do the cooking for you–it’s primal, resourceful, and it brings a certain sense of joy. And guess what; there are more sanitary ways to do it than the old egg-on-the-sidewalk-gag.

One of my dad’s favorite things to do during summer is put a half-gallon mason jar filled with loose tea leaves and water out in the sun for the day. This brews up a batch of Sun Tea to later enjoy with ice cubes, honey, and a slice of lemon.

This is something that even we city-goers can accomplish inside of our cramped apartments. If you’ve got a sunny window-sill, get your own Sun Tea going! If you set it out in the morning, it’ll be ready by the time you get home from work.

It’s summer, babies.