Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Peach Iced Tea

Growing up in New Jersey, I remember my mom drinking hot tea in the evenings.  We rarely drank iced tea, but when we did, it was the canned or bottled kinds; like Snapple or Brisk.

Now that I live in the South, I've come to enjoy a glass of iced tea.

Sweet tea is popular in Georgia.  You can order it at any restaurant.  It's preferred over soda!

Along with fresh peaches and lemon juice, it's so refreshing and full of flavor.  It's the perfect drink on a hot summer day!

Ingredients 
5 individual tea bags 
4 cups of water 
1-1/2 pounds of fresh peaches, ripe and sweet; pitted (no need to peel the skin)
1 cup of sugar 
juice from 2 lemons 
 ice cubes 
sliced, fresh peaches for garnish

Directions
In a large pot, bring water to a boil.  Remove from heat and add tea bags.  Steep 3 to 5 minutes.  *The longer you steep, the stronger the tea flavor.  Remove tea bags and add sugar, stir until dissolved.  Set aside.  Using a blender or a food processor, puree peaches then strain liquid through a sieve to remove pulp.  Add the strained puree to a 1/2 gallon pitcher.  Stir in lemon juice and pour in tea mixture.  Add sliced, fresh peaches and serve over ice.  Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: http://www.tetleyusa.com/




29 comments:

  1. Love peach tea in the summer time!!

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  2. Get a glass out, I'm heading to your house, LOL. Wish it were that easy :) Your tea looks so refreshing and so much better for you that soda pop.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe,
    Connie :)

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  3. Look so good and refreshing, Brandi!
    I drink hot tea mostly, but this look almost like a dessert for me.

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  4. looks so cool and refreshing and delicious. thanks for recipe. cheers!!

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  5. I have lived in the Deep South all my life, but have never made peach iced tea. Looks like something I will be trying as soon as I get home from the Farmer's Market. Thanks!

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  6. What a coincidence! I had lunch with my sister today and had peach tea, my first of the summer.

    I usually just drink plain tea but had a hankerin for peach.

    : - )

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  7. looks delicious Brandi. I haven't been bitten by the sweet tea bug just yet, but your recipe has me wanting to try it out.

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  8. OMG! I love peach tea! So gonna try this!! It looks so satisfying~ Thanks so much for sharing.

    Susie

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  9. Oh Brandi! I LOVE peach tea! The first time I had it was at a volunteer appreciation tea at my son's elementary school. So, so good! I'm adding this recipe to my "beverage" section of my cookbook. Thanks!!

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  10. I love peach tea, Brandi! This looks so tempting! Lol!! Guess what I am about to make?!

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  11. I never had peach tea until I tasted Burger King but I am sure making it at home is much better and fresher.

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  12. I love love love iced tea! This looks delicious :)

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  13. So refreshing!!! This is great drink for this time of the year:)

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  14. Yes, when one lives in the south you have to drink sweet tea but never thought to add fruit. NOW this will sure be something I will try.
    Minus the sugar (whispering... please dont tell the tea patrol, I do not like sugar in my tea) If I am found out I could be kicked out of Ga. Your photo truly looks delish.

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  15. This looks so refreshing Brandi! We rarely drink tea at home but might have to try this one.

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  16. Hi Brandi! Growing up in KY, you'd think I would be a fan of iced tea. For some reason though I've never really developed a taste for it. I must say though that this does look quite good!

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  17. Now that sounds wonderful! Perfect for Summer!

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  18. That tea looks soooo refreshing. The only peach tea that I've had is Crystal Light, so I can't wait to try making it on my own. Thanks so much for sharing, Brandi... :

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  19. Man I miss sweet tea more than anything else now that I live in Cali. Well almost more than anything...blue crab is right up there too. Peach tea is my fav! Thanks so much for sharing and giving me a dose of home my friend:)

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  20. I totally believe what you say about sweet tea being preferred over soda. When we were visiting Georgia, sweet tea was the FIRST beverage on the drinks menu rather than buried somewhere in there like it is here! And man, is it ever sweet!!!!!!! Y'all take your sugar in the tea VERY seriously!!! :-)

    Peach tea sounds great, especially using fresh peaches!!!! Pinning!

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  21. Dear sweet Brandi!
    I love peach anything! Your tea looks quite refreshing :0) Wish I were nearby so that I could pop in for a visit and a refreshing glass of tea.
    I hope you're having a great start to you week!
    Suzanne

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  22. Brandi how did I miss this recipe of yours. You know my love of sweet tea. I must try this! Thanks!

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  23. Yum, I love iced tea! And this one looks so good and refreshing!

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  24. I love fresh peaches. I do not like the artificial peach taste, but I love them fresh. This iced tea sounds perfect for me! Thank you for sharing this easy recipe with us :)

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  25. Delicious and refreshing. Blessings, Catherine

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  26. Yes please! It looks gorgeous and no doubt it tastes as good. Your photos are wonderful and inviting. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Please come back again soon.

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  27. I love a nice tall glass of iced tea, all year long not just in the summer. This is a great recipe for Peach tea, but I will have to wait until next summer for peaches to come back into season.

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