The recipe and photography for this post were provided courtesy of our friends at Family Tree Farms.
During the hot dog days of summer, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a nice pitcher of iced tea. This classic sweet tea recipe takes things a step further by adding in peach and black tea. These two flavors interacting makes for the perfect summer sip that’ll leave you feeling just peachy.
Minted Peach Sweet Tea
- 8 Black tea bags
- 64 Oz of water
For peach simple syrup:
- 1 Cup of sugar
- 1 Cup of water
- 3 Peaches sliced
- 2 Handful of mint leaves, divided
- I n a small saucepan stir together water and sugar for simple syrup. Heat syrup on medium heat until simmering. Remove syrup from heat and add in 1/3 of the sliced peaches and 1 handful of mint leaves. Cover pot with a lid and steep syrup for 30 minutes. Drain syrup with a colander and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan heat 24 oz of the water for tea. Bring water to a simmer and add in tea bags. Steep bags for 5 minutes and then discard bags. In a large pitcher combine the rest of the water, concentrated tea, peach syrup, peach slices and mint. Stir well and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Do not add ice into the pitcher of tea or it will water the batch down.