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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sweet Peach Tea

My Louisiana girlfriend Cheryl recently turned me on to her version of iced tea. If there's anything a Southern girl can do well, it's iced tea, so when she shared her recipe, I paid attention (Cheryl, however, does a lot of things well).

Right after she told me her secret (which isn't a secret any longer), I spotted the Celestial Seasons summer tea display in my grocery. I picked up a box of peach to try, and I am hooked for the summer. Though the box says its cold brew, I threw the bags right into the pot of just-boiled water with my other bags. It has a great fruity flavor, but not too fruity. Cheryl used the Country Peach herbal tea, but my store only had the new summer flavors. The Cold Brew is black tea, so if you want decaffeinated, look for the herbal.

I sweetened with sugar (though Cheryl used stevia powder), however, you could use honey to sweeten if you want just a hint of sweet.

Sweet Peach Tea

2 Peach tea bags
2 black tea bags
4 cups water
1/3 c. sugar
1 quart ice cubes
lemon wedges or mint leaves to garnish

Bring 4 cups water to boil. Turn off heat and add tea bags and sugar. Steep for 4 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir. Place ice cubes in a two-quart pitcher and pour tea over the ice. Serve with lemon wedges or mint leaves.


1 comment:

Charlotte (Matilda) said...

That's the way we do it round here! Peppermint iced tea is also delicious in the summer. Make it the same way only substitute peppermint for the peach. Yum!!!