Steep red tea leaves and Cinnamon Sticks in the sun for a refreshing tea with fragrant cinnamon flavor. Use Simple Syrup instead of sugar to sweeten the iced tea to avoid any undissolved grains of sugar.
Place water, tea leaves and cinnamon sticks in large container or pitcher. Stir. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Let stand in sun for 3 to 5 hours.
Strain tea, discarding tea leaves and cinnamon sticks. Serve tea over ice or refrigerate until chilled. Sweeten with Simply Syrup, if desired.
· Red tea or rooibos tea comes from the South African red bush. It is reddish in color and is naturally sweet, slightly nutty, and caffeine-free. It is available in some supermarkets, tea stores and online specialty stores.
Simple Syrup: Place 1 cup each sugar and water in small saucepan on medium heat. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Sweeten tea with 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup per 1 cup tea. For Southern-style sweet tea, increase Simple Syrup to 1/4 cup.