This is a review program with Mums the Word Network and Urban Remedy. All opinions are my own.
I drink herbal tea most of the winter, then switch over to iced tea for the summer. As with most things in my kitchen, I prefer to make my iced tea instead of buying it. I do not know why store bought iced teas feel the need to add a zillion extra ingredients, but good old fashioned sun tea is what we drink here. There are ways to flavor the sun tea when using regular tea bags, but I prefer to continue to use my herbal teas for extra flavor in the summer. Recently I was sent Urban Remedy tea to try, and promptly made sun tea with it on the first sunny day we had.
Sun Tea reminds me of childhood. I remember the big old gallon pitcher my mom would make the tea in. She would put the tea out first thing in the morning on the front step (just like I do now) and then pull it in sometime in the later afternoon. Most likely after General Hospital. I grew up in the 80s so if it was not pouring out (and half the time even if it was) I was out in the neighborhood playing. I do not know the exact time it came in but it was in for dinner.
Urban Remedy is a big health and wellness company based with anchor stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company was started by a Certified Chinese nutritionist and herbalist, and sells not only herbal teas but juice cleanses, ready to eat meals, and organic food kits. The tea I was sent had a pleasant peppermint and ginger flavoring, which is a difficult combo to pull off. I have tried other teas with ginger and they practically burned my throat the ginger was so strong, but not Urban Remedy.
The boys have been asking for refills faster than I can pour it. The tea is stimulant free, safe and natural so I just keep making more for them. I have been drinking the tea just as a regular tea, but it can also be used as a diet tea for weight loss. Drinking three cups a day is said to not only help curb cravings, but also prevent nausea. Through the rest of the month, you can use the code MUMS to get a 28 day supply for the price of 14 days. Instead of $60 it will cost $35. Limit one per customer, cannot be combined with other offers.
- 5-6 tea bags
- 1 gallon container of water
- 1 cup sugar
- Tie the strings of your tea bags together, and while holding the tags outside the container (and tea bags inside) close the lid on your container of water. If tea bags do not have labels/strings just drop the tea bags in the water before closing lid.
- Set you container in the sunniest part of your yard (mine goes on the front step) in the morning. Leave the tea to brew in the sun all day.
- In the evening (dinner time) bring your tea inside, remove tea bags, and stir in the cup of sugar until the sugar dissolves. Refrigerate overnight.