INGREDIENTS

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.)

INSTRUCTIONS

Tea:

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Remove water from heat, add tea bag, and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour tea into a 2 quart pitcher. Set aside.

Peach Syrup (yields approximately 2 cups of syrup)

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, honey, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add pureed peaches and return to a low boil. Remove from heat. Let cool.
  3. 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.

Peach Tea:

  1. 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.
  2. To serve, divide the frozen peaches between 4 glasses, add ice, and pour tea over the peaches and ice.
  3. Store any unused peach syrup in the refrigerator.

NOTES:

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

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