Many of you already know of my love for chai. The humid Summer months in the Midwest are not hot tea friendly. One day, a couple of months ago, I was remembering Summer days in my youth spent with Auntie Boogie at her place. Lazy days spent by the pool at her complex with sun tea. She would fill up a pitcher of water, add tea bags, cover the pitcher, and then place it on her porch to catch the rays as it brewed.
I can’t stop making this. As soon as the pitcher is empty and washed, I’m filling it up again to make more. It’s a refreshing treat during these hot days. You can make it as a latte or drink it as is. Sweet or unsweet. We all have our preferences. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to this. Despite what some die hard tea drinkers say.
Sun Chai Latte
1 gallon water
4 chai bags
sweetener of choice (I use raw local honey)
milk, cream, or dairy-free alternative (I use So Delicious Coconut Creamer)
Pour water into a pitcher and add tea bags. Cover and place in direct sunlight for several hours. If you are sweetening your tea, add it after removing the tea bags. I use 1/3 cup of my raw local honey. Chill until ready to drink (or pour over ice if you like). Pour 2-3 teaspoons milk, creamer, or alternative into a glass or mug. Fill remainder with chilled sun chai.