Think twice before you brew your sun tea. Using the sun as a method to brewing tea is highly discouraged. The sun tea will not get hotter than 130°F, which is not hot enough to kill bacteria. The CDC recommends the following when making tea:
- Brew tea bags at 195°F for 3-5 minutes.
- Brew only enough tea that can be consumed in a few hours.
- Wash, rinse, and sanitize tea-making equipment regularly.
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