Iced tea! From trees!
We drink a lot of iced tea in this house. Between the oldest and I we drink a gallon every two days. I blame my southern grandmother who always had a big pitcher of sweet tea on the kitchen counter. The stuff is delicous.
My usual method is bring 1/8 c organic sugar and some water to simmer on the stove, turn off the heat, add 5 tea bags and then when it's cool pour it in the tea pitcher and top it off with enough water to make a gallon. That's a lot of organic sugar every week.
Today it occurred to me that we have free organically sweetened water right out there in the yard.
I pulled a gallon of sap water off of the porch and used it to heat the tea water and then top off the pitcher. NO added sugar. It's absolutely delicious, in fact a bit sweeter than we're used to. Heck yes I will be taking advantage of this free resource. I wonder if we could make coffee with it too? Can I sweeten bread dough? Pancake batter?