Summer Peach Iced Tea

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On Saturday night my best friend Charnaye came over for dinner and a movie. This has always been one of our favorite things to do together ever since we were in high school, and we do it several times a year. I went to Target and bought ten peaches they were .71 cents each and in beautiful condition. Have I told you that I have an obsession with fruit this summer? I can’t get enough of it. If you were decided to randomly stop by my house you would notice I have an over abundance of fruit. And yes it all get eaten.

So, I decided to make Peach Iced Tea! If you missed my Homemade Iced Tea you can check it out here.

Here is what you need: I doubled the recipe.

Peach Syrup

2 C. Sugar

2 C. Water

6 Peaches (sliced, you don’t need to peel them)

The Tea

6 Black Tea Bags (You can remove the string, if you want)

12 C. of Water

Directions:

  1. Bring your syrup ingredients to a rapid boil. Then reduce the heat to medium.
  2. Crush peach slices as you stir & dissolve the sugar.
  3. Turn off the heat, cover and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  4. To make the tea, bring your water to a boil and then pour over your tea bags. Allow to steep for about ten minutes. After the ten minutes are up remove the tea bags. Then refrigerate the tea.
  5. Then strain syrup through a strainer to remove fruit pieces.
  6. Add syrup to the tea & serve over ice.
  7. And enjoy!

 

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Here are my peaches all sliced up and ready to go. You don’t need to peel them.

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My sugar, water and peaches are all ready to heat up and start the boiling process. You are essentially making a simple syrup, which is equal parts sugar and water brought to a rapid boil and then cooled. Except we are putting peaches in it to flavor the simple syrup.

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My peaches are boiling!

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I am crushing my peaches and also used a wooden spoon to stir them around.

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While my peach syrup is cooling I got my tea bags prepared and the tea kettle brewing. I always take the string off because every time I stir the tea the tea bags get caught about my spoon.

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Tea is steeping for about ten minutes. Afterwords, remove the tea bags and place in fridge.

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I actually just used a strainer and strained the peach syrup into the tea. It was just easier this was.

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Pour tea over ice and Enjoy!

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I used this decanter for dinner with Charnaye & Sophia. They both loved the tea! It was amazing!!! Very freshing!

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This is what I served the tea in when we had dinner. Definitely makes it a summer tea!

If you try this recipe let me know what you think. You can either email me or comment! Or let me know your favorite tea! I would love to hear from you!

 

 

 

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