- About 6 cups purified water (or one kettle filled with water)
- 3 peach tea bags
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
Did you know that today is National Iced Tea Day? Makes sense now that the weather is getting hotter, right? My favorite type of sweet tea is peach tea in fact I just made two large batches of this refreshing tea yesterday for the two photo shoots with Cary/Triangle East Magazine and the Farm Bureau. Everyone loved it!
Fill your tea kettle or saucepan with water. Bring to a boil. Turn off your heat and place the tea bags in to steep for one hour or more.
While the tea is steeping, make your simple syrup by bringing your granulated sugar and one cup of water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until sugar has completely dissolved and reduced by half. Please note: Be careful to not walk away because this happens rather quickly!
Remove the peach tea bags, pour tea into the pitcher of your choice.
I like to use the tall, pretty glass pitcher my dear friends found at a yard sale. They thought of our family when they saw the letter “J” (for Johnson, of course) etched into the glass pitcher. Always brings a smile to my face as I think of the thoughtfulness of our dear friends!
Add your simple syrup (wasn’t that easy?) to your tea and refrigerate until nice and cold. Enjoy big sips!
Summer Tip: Make a little extra tea to use in ice cube trays. Place one piece of mint in each cube, fill with tea and freeze.
As the frozen tea cubes melt they will add flavor to your tea instead of diluting it like ice cubes do.