June 21, 2016

Refreshing Peach Iced Tea

Y'all know I am Southern through and through and I love me some Sweet Tea!
I make it all summer long, usually Sun Tea out on my patio.
I love using fresh fruit to add sweetness and flavor, so when I stocked up on peaches at the store this week, I decided to make some homemade peach syrup for my iced tea.
It tasted so good I think this Peach Iced Tea is now my signature summer drink!



Ingredients: 

Makes 4-6 servings 

Peach Syrup:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 large sliced peaches
Tea:

  • 4 Family Size Tea Bags
  • 8 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Ice
  • 1 peach sliced, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Bring syrup ingredients to boil. Then reduce heat to medium.
  2. Crush peach slices as you stir to dissolve sugar.
  3. Turn off heat, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, boil water and then add tea bags. 
  5. Brew tea by letting the bags steep for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove and the discard tea bags.
  7. Strain syrup through a fine strainer to remove peach pieces.
  8. Pour tea into a pitcher then add syrup along with 1/2 cup sugar. 
  9. Stir well and refrigerate until chilled.
  10. Serve over ice and garnish with a couple fresh peach slices. 
To make the peach syrup you need 2 large {or 3 small} sliced ripe peaches.
I leave the skin on and just roughly slice.
Add one cup water and one cup sugar to a medium saucepan.
Add the sliced peaches and bring to a boil over medium high heat. 
Turn heat down to medium and stir, crushing peaches with a spoon.
Turn off heat, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil water then add tea bags.
Brew tea by letting the bags steep for 5 minutes.
Remove and the discard tea bags.
Strain syrup through a fine strainer to remove peach pieces.
Pour tea into a pitcher then add syrup along with 1/2 cup sugar. 
Stir well and refrigerate until chilled.
Serve over ice and garnish with a couple fresh peach slices. 
Can you taste it already?! Perfectly sweet and downright delicious! 

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1 comment:

  1. What a refreshing recipe! We loved it so much we featured it in our 25 Sweet and Savory Peach Recipes. You can see it here - http://bit.ly/PeachMania Thanks for sharing!

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