A couple weeks ago, when we discovered the Chocolate Mint Tea at The Chocolate Room, I was reminded of the sun tea I used to make with my mom when I was a kid. I cleaned out a pitcher, and tried my hand at the old way with a new minty twist. It's been our favorite drink around here ever since:
Fire Escape Tea
Regular tea bags (I prefer Red Rose Naturally Decaffinated)
Peppermint tea bags
large pitcher, lidded container or jug
In the morning, place the regular tea bags and mint bags in a pitcher in a 2 to 1 ratio. My pitcher is tall, so I use 6 Red Rose decaf bags and 3 peppermint bags. Fill with cool water, cover, and set out on the fire escape (or other sunny location). The tea will brew throughout the day as the sun warms it. Pull the tea in at dinner time, and serve sun-warmed or over ice, according to your preference.