Monday, August 24, 2015

Perfect Peach Southern Sweet Tea



It's almost over! Summer that is. As I sigh I am also looking forward to jeans, boots and comfy sweaters. How ever I am not ready just yet to let it go. I won't be posting any fall like recipes until that chill hits the air! So with that in mind and keeping with summer tradition I give you this fantastic drink.




Through out his summer break my son has mastered the art of making sweet tea. Every other day I would come home from work and he would have already made an entire pitcher.
So one day we decided to add peaches. I love peach iced tea and now he does to. It is the perfect summer treat!

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Ingredients

5-6 regular tea bags (I used Lipton)
1 quart water
1 (15 oz) can peaches in juice, pureed in blender
1 quart cold water
Simple Syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup granulated white sugar
Instructions

Boil one quart of water in a large pot. Add tea bags and steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard.
While tea is steeping, prepare simple syrup: in a separate small saucepan, combine one cup of water and one cup of sugar and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Pour simple syrup into pot with tea and stir. In a heat-safe pitcher, combine the tea with pureed peaches, and one quart of cold water. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Serve tea over ice with fresh mint and peach slices if desired. Enjoy!
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15 comments :

  1. I love sweet tea and this looks amazing! Thanks for a great recipe!

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  2. Oh yum! Homemade peach tea? Perfect for end of summer!

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  3. Rina, hope you bring this on over to Food on Friday. Cheers from Carole's chatter

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  4. Oh, yum! We love both tea and peaches and your peach tea looks beautiful. Gotta try this one out before those chilly winds start blowing! :)

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  5. How delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  6. So refreshing! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  7. I will love this Peach Tea! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Hi Rina! I can't believe you linked up Peach Tea and Pinwheels to my Thriving on Thursdays linky party last week. I'm planning on having both at my wedding next week! What a coincidence. My fiance and I both adore peach iced tea. I'll be using your recipe for sure. I'm featuring it at tomorrow's party. Thanks again!

    Anne xx

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    1. Hi Anne! What are the chances of that? Congrats on your upcoming marriage! I hope it's an amazing day!!!

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  9. Hi Rina,
    Sweet Tea and Peaches...Delicious and refreshing...I can't wait to try your recipe.
    Joyously,
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner

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  10. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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