Steep Darjeeling tea leaves, Bay Leaves and lemon peel in the sun for a refreshing tea with light lemony herbal flavor. Use Simple Syrup instead of sugar to sweeten the iced tea to avoid any undissolved grains of sugar.
Place water, tea leaves, bay leaves and lemon peel 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, bay leaves and lemon peel. Serve tea over ice or refrigerate until chilled. Sweeten with Simply Syrup, if desired.
• Use a vegetable peeler or small thin knife to remove lemon peel in 1 long strip.
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.