Maybe it actually only happened once, but in my mind’s eye, my mother had sun tea out on our back deck all the time. I think of her every time we make the tea on Shabbos. No worries about Shabbos laws of first, second or third vessels here–all this refreshing summer drink takes is sun, water and tea bags. Add the mint, fruit and sweetener for even more flavor.
SHABBOS SUN TEA
1 large clear container with a lid
4 tea bags, preferably black
3 sprigs mint leaves
one lemon, sliced
5 sliced strawberries
3 packets Stevia, or more to taste
Place all ingredients in the warm sun for at least 2 hours. The longer you leave it, the stronger it will taste. Chill in the fridge before serving.