5 cups water divided
1 family size tea bag
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup honey
2 cups frozen peaches thawed and pureed (or 2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced)
2 cups frozen peaches for serving (Do not thaw. If using fresh peaches, slice thepeaches, lay on a parchment lined pan, and freeze until ready to serve.)
- Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
- Remove water from heat, add tea bag, and steep for 5 minutes.
- Pour tea into a 2 quart pitcher. Set aside.
Peach Syrup (yields approximately 2 cups of syrup)
- In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, honey, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Add pureed peaches and return to a low boil. Remove from heat. Let cool.
- Pour syrup through a mesh sieve held over a small bowl. Press on the peaches to “squeeze” out as much of the juice as possible. Discard the peach pulp.
- Add syrup to the peach tea, taste testing as you go until it reaches desired sweetness. Adding 1 to 2 cups of syrup to the 4 cups, or 1 quart, of tea yields a pleasantly sweet range, depending upon your taste. Should you wish to add the syrup to a single serving of 8 ounces of tea, add 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup of the syrup.
- To serve, divide the frozen peaches between 4 glasses, add ice, and pour tea over the peaches and ice.
- Store any unused peach syrup in the refrigerator.
I used frozen peaches in creating this recipe and it turned out delicious, so this tea can be enjoyed even if you cannot locate some fresh juicy peaches