Peach Iced Tea

This is a wonderfully refreshing drink. It’s a healthier juice alternative as you control the sugar content. You can make this in a caffeinated or caffeine-free form. Great for summer barbecues, or any weeknight dinner.

What you need

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 sliced fresh peaches
  • 3 loose leaf tea bags
  • 6 cups water
  • strawberries (optional)

How to make it

Bring the one cup water, sugar, and peaches to a boil. Reserve some peach slices to decorate. Reduce heat to medium. Using a wooden spoon, crush the peach slices as you stir the mixture. This will help dissolve the sugar and release peach flavour. Turn off heat, cover, and let stand for 30 minutes.

Boil water and brew the tea of your choice. Steep the tea bags for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and refrigerate.

Strain syrup to remove any torn fruit pieces. Add this syrup over the cooled tea. Add additional peach slices and strawberries to decorate. Add ice. Stir and serve.

TIP: I would recommend a tea that is light in colour as this lends itself to a more aesthetic presentation with the fruit inside. I have used chamomile, and green teas before and they worked well.

 

Photo credit: Pixabay.com

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