Nothing says hospitality quite like a refreshing glass of sweet iced tea. This flavorful take on the traditional recipe adds sweet, fresh peaches to make a drink that everyone will welcome with smiles. This delicious drink is made with simple ingredients and it is sure to become one you will make often. Be ready to refill glasses and share this easy recipe with everyone who tastes it.
6 large Tea Bags (black iced tea)
3 Cups Spring Water, divided
1 Cup Sugar
More Spring Water to fill pitcher
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan with lid. Add tea bags, cover, and remove from heat. Let the tea steep for 25 minutes.
In a second small pot, bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup sugar to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Add chopped peaches, stir, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and allow to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Transfer the peach mixture to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend until smooth.
Transfer the steeped tea to a large pitcher and compost the tea bags. Strain the peach mixture into the pitcher and fill with water. Refrigerate the Peach Sweet Tea for at least 1 hour, then stir and serve over ice.
Serve in tall glasses and garnish with Peach Slices and a Mint Sprigs.
Blend peeled and seeded peaches and a squeeze of lemon juice into a puree, and freeze in an ice cube tray to make peachy ice cubes to add to your Peach Sweet Tea.
For a sugar-free option, leave out the sugar and sweeten to taste with your favorite non-sugar sweetener.