This note is based on what happened at my Kids Klub Site while making Sun Steeped tea with the children in my care.
Again we used the Rubbermaid containers, which I filled with hot tap water, and we placed three T-sacs full of tea into these containers.
The children were more taken with the scent of this tea, unsteeped to the point they were willing to try and slip the watermelon chunks into their mouths. “Kids, if you eat the watermelon it will just be a red apple tea…” – “But it smells like melon bubblegum!”
We used the same steeping process again, leaving the tea outside in direct sun light between 8am and 1pm, then placed the tea into the fridge and not removing the T-sacs until it was snack time (the tea still steeps a little as it cools in the fridge)
This time the children did not ask for juice because I brought my Agave and added 1 perfect scoop to each pitcher.
This one got rave reviews to the point that children were begging their parents to take them to DAVIDs for more tea. There were some eyes that glazed over, but I told parents the fruit and herbal teas at DAVIDs are really fool proof and with the help of their knowledgeable staff they’ll be able to make perfect pitchers at home.
After the mishap with Goji Pop, I still had lemonade made that was waiting for an extra summery kick, I added some Luscious Watermelon… The verdict is still out, but here is the set-up.
I prepped a jug of Crystal Light (I know groan) Lemonade (or Chemicals in a Jug), I always add an extra half litre of water.
In a 2 cup wet measure cup I put in 4 heaping (perfect) scoops of tea, pour on boiling water and let steep. Add to lemonade after it had cooled, and some twisted leaves of lemon mint…
Wait for it, wait for it….
Mmmmm!! I wish I could share!!
The kids at the OSC (out of school care) center I work at had a little sip of my iced version of this tea today and are super excited for next week when they get to make sun tea with this delightful concoction!
evil laugh turning children away from pop one sip of herbal tea at a time!