Oh my goodness, did someone leave the oven door open? Gracious, it is a hot one out there today. Peach Tea, coming right up!
During the dog days of summer, we tend to drink A LOT of iced tea. The heat and humidity can be a killer here in Virginia so it is a must. I find myself making lemonade and iced tea every time I head into the kitchen.
We make iced tea by the gallons here and sometimes it is several gallons within a day. Depending on who is around and what we have going on for the day. On REALLY hot days, we tend to stay indoors a lot and as of late, binge watch some of our favorite shows. (its my new addiction)
On a recent quick trip to one of our favorite road side stands, I picked up a bunch of fresh peaches. Now these peaches were good all on their own. The kind you bite into and the juice runs down your arm. Yeah, that is when you know they are good. When I was making one of the many pitchers of tea, I decided to make some Peach Tea with these sweet and juicy peaches.
Wherever you are friends, stay cool and make some Peach Tea!
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 sliced fresh peaches
3 regular size tea bags or 1 family size tea bag
6 cups of water
To make simple syrup, bring water, sugar, and sliced peaches to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Crush peach slices as you stir to dissolve sugar. Turn off heat, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes. In a separate pan, steep tea bags in water for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and place in a pitcher. Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer to remove fruit pieces. Add syrup to tea and serve over ice. Garnish with fresh peach slices and mint if desired.
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The base I use for all my fruity lemonades