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"GLASS" Sun Tea jars

Started 1311959933.03 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1311992328.99 by lovesrecess

Does anyone remember the "glass" sun tea jars that were so easily found years ago? Walmart carries only plastic jars now and it's just not the same taste. If you have seen them out somewhere, please share where I can find a "glass" one. Thanks

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Sooner1311960287.414557 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Go somewhere like the discount clubs or such and buy a big glass jar of pickles or something. It they still make glass jars like this! Give the stuff inside to friends.

docsgirl1311961382.727609 PostsRegistered 10/15/2006

Are you absolutely certain Walmart does not carry the glass tea jars? I purchased mine at my local Walmart about 2 years ago. Of course, they could have decided to do away with them. As I type, I have my jar sitting out on my patio brewing my sun tea. How I love sun tea but would never drink it from a plastic jar. I'm sorry I didn't buy more than one glass jar at the time but I didn't think they would be impossible to find. If I ever drop mine, that's it. Good luck in your quest. Sorry I couldn't be more help. docsgirl {#emotions_dlg.wub}

fallsnow561311961508.7271193 PostsRegistered 8/12/2008

King Soopers, a CO grocery store, has them. Kings is a Kroeger company, so you may be able to find them by you.

chickenbutt1311961662.87323521 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

I used to have one of those one gallon sun tea jars. It's a shame you can't find them in glass anymore. I don't know if you like shopping for stuff like that online, but they have some on amazon.

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Shelbelle1311963426.97334187 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Be careful with Sun Tea, for some reason it seems to breed bacteria. use it up within a day or 2.

Kimberly3271311963851.191677 PostsRegistered 12/12/2008
On 7/29/2011 Shelbelle said:

Be careful with Sun Tea, for some reason it seems to breed bacteria. use it up within a day or 2.

I always thought this was an urban myth, that it didn't apply to me since I don't add sugar. You are so very right. I now make refrigerator tea, rotate the two glass containers I have and the tea steeps just fine in the frig.

jackthebear1311964620.6475505 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I was looking for one as well, only plastic..

just googled only plastic around, there must be something else that is about 1 gallon that we can substitute

will post if I find it

VCamp27481311965236.3376670 PostsRegistered 4/20/2006

I don't belong to Costco, but have a friend who told me they carry the gallon-size glass jars. They're Ball brand & do have the spigot. This was a couple of years ago, so I don't know if Costco still carries them. (I had one like this that I bought somewhere else & learned the hard way that when it's filled, it's very very heavy. Slipped out of my wet hands & went crash into a jillion pieces on my balcony)

NovaStar1311965380.291323 PostsRegistered 11/9/2010

Even water tastes off to me in plastic. I know Sur la Table sells glass beverage dispensers. But they are expensive. I'd just get a pickle jar (or something similar), like Sooner suggested.

Shelbelle1311965394.0734187 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Plenty of them on ebay

jackthebear1311966232.55505 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

sarah panda google glass refrigerator jugs,

I think thats the closest you/we will get,

Topaz Gem1311967250.38715627 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New Hampshire

I saw one in Walter Drake catalog (www.wdrake.com). You can use it in the microwave too, if you're having a cloudy spell. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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kittyfan1311967739.885793 PostsRegistered 11/6/2008Central Tx

I put my glass bottle in the frig in the evening--next day wonderful tea--. I don't have a fancy bottle--just an old pickle bottle for me.

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LuvAutumn1311988025.9171641 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northeast Ohio

http://www.classichostess.com/drinkjugset.aspx There are some really nice ones at this site!

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shoekitty1311988314.88712411 PostsRegistered 8/10/2006

I never place my sun tea in the sun. It works well in the house. BUT..you have to use the right tea for it to work that way. I usually use organic, but for house sun tea I use Red Rose or good ol' Lipton. Those teas must be more powdered. Most of the english teas like Bigalow and such really need hot water to brew a color and flavor. Just my personal experience. I have an old glass spigot jar I use for company, otherwise I just put it in the small pitcher, never, ever plastic though

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lOVETOSHOP1311991969.867417 PostsRegistered 10/26/2010

I've noticed the same thing...lots of plastic but no glass!

I bought a large glass canister at Target, kind of the size of a large cookie jar and that's what I now use for sun tea. I have to be careful though because unlike a sun tea jar that used to have a handle on the lid, I have to pick this up and carefully carry it inside.

I don't undertand why they don't make the glass sun tea jars anymore but so far what I'm using is fine...I just transfer the tea to a large pitcher.

lovesrecess1311992328.9813563 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008Texas

I have read that making sun tea should be done carefully...if left out in the sun too long the tea will form bacteria....so as soon as it is ready bring it inside and put in fridge. I haven't made it in years but it sounds good so I may just have to make another batch tomorrow...I use an old gallon Mason jar...with a lid.....

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