So, you wanna make yourself some sun tea, huh? Well, let’s assume that you’ve already chosen which sun tea recipe you’re going to use, you’ve got your teas all picked out, now all that’s missing is a jar that you can fill up for some slowly-brewed deliciousness.
Some people use plastics jugs and jars for this, but seeing as it’s going to be sitting outside in the sunlight, we prefer to stick with glass. Who knows what kind of chemicals might seep out of the plastic, and into your sun tea? Maybe it’s perfectly safe, but we would rather not take our chances when it’s so easy to just go with glass instead.
What’s the first consideration, and perhaps the most important, when it comes to choosing your jar? Make sure it’s the correct size for the amount of sun tea that you want to make at a time. If you end up with a jar that only holds a couple of cups, you may find yourself wishing you were able to make more at a time. If you go with a bigger jar, you don’t need to fill it all the way up every time either, so for the sake of practicality: get a big jar!
Protip: Do you like pickled eggs, AND want a huge jar for making sun tea? Check out your local Costco or whatever your local “store that sells huge quantities of things” and pick up a large jar of pickled eggs.
Next up, what kind of seal does it have? You might not want a big open jar sitting outside all day because the sky is full of birds and they poop and you don’t want to drink that. In other words, get a lid for your jar.
Let’s cut to the chase.
You need a big glass jar with a lid.