every single day, my mother sipped hot herbal tea in the morning or iced sweet tea in the afternoon.
for many years, this was always brewing in the sun on our back porch...
even though i am a wildly passionate coffee drinker (french press and espresso are my darlings), i do adore tea as well.
when the weather warms up, i love to sip away on a tall glass of iced tea. if there are lemon slices, mint leaves, or raspberries in it, i get extra giddy.
last summer, i spent a ridiculous amount of time brewing tea in a giant metal bowl and then straining it through a mesh sieve into various containers to store in the fridge. although i did not have the proper brewing equipment, i got inventive with what i had at the time.
finally, i did some research and found this cool contraption...
it got great reviews online, so i added it to my wishlist. my sweet family gifted it to me recently and it is now in constant use here at the treehouse.
i love it because it:
- can cold brew tea which is easy and tastes delicious.
- is sturdy and doesn't feel fragile, which is important in a busy fridge.
- works with loose leaf or bagged tea.
- is airtight and can lay on its side or stand up.
- looks cool.
i'm looking forward to a summer of swaying in my skychair, savoring my summer reading list, and sipping fresh iced tea.