peach iced tea 030

I used to love Snapple peach iced tea. Hoping to create my own peach flavored iced tea, I searched high and low for a recipe, and came across a few that use peach nectar. That was a good start. Then, I found this great idea from a blog called Of Cabbages & King Cakes for a simple syrup infused with fresh peaches. Now we’re talking! This a great way to make use of peaches when they are in season. The smooth taste of the tea is a revelation.

Fresh Peach Iced tea (recipe adapted from Of Cabbages & King Cakes)

Ingredients
makes about 2 cups of syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 medium-sized peaches
  • Lipton tea, prepared according to package directions

Preparation

Peel and finely dice peaches. Put fruit and juices into a medium sized bowl.

Add sugar and water to a medium saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil for 30 seconds to a minute until liquid is clear.

Pour hot syrup over peaches in bowl, cover, and let steep for 30 minutes or more. Drain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a container. Discard peaches or save for another use. Chill syrup in the refrigerator.

Add 4 tablespoons syrup per cup of tea (or more or less to taste) and garnish with fresh peaches. Adapted from Of Cabbages & King Cakes.

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