Peach Iced Tea
Celebrate Memorial Day with a tall glass of peach iced tea from Food52! What could be more ‘summer’ than refreshing iced tea and fresh ripe peaches? For an extra touch, add mint leaves right before serving!
Makes 6 glasses
4 tea bags
5 cups water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp peach syrup (like Monin)
Mint leaves/frozen mint cubes
Fresh peaches, sliced (optional)
Steep tea bags in 5 cups of water according to packet instructions. (Do not leave on for longer as they tend to turn bitter). Discard the bags and mix in the sugar and stir until dissolved completely. Set aside to cool.
Add lime juice and peach syrup to the tea, and dilute with cold water and ice cubes according to however strong or weak you’d like your iced tea to be. This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To serve, add a few fresh peach slices into your glass and top with ice. Pour your tea in, and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.
NOTE : Add the fresh peach slices and mint only at the time of serving, as leaving in the tea for longer periods of time might wilt and discolour them.