Peach Iced Tea with Mint

I was in the process of boiling water to make tea for my kombucha when I came about this peach iced tea recipe. The photo looked so refreshing!

A glass of peach iced tea with min springs and a peach on the side.A glass of peach iced tea with min springs and a peach on the side.

I happened to have a basket of fresh local peaches and a new batch of peppermint peaking in my garden. Needless to say, my “bucha” tea was postponed.

In 15 minutes, I had one cup of simple syrup and two quarts of orange pekoe tea. I used 12 grams of tea, (6 tea bags) and 4 grams of fresh peppermint. My mint was young and the sprigs were small so I had 15 leaves. I also didn’t use the tied cheesecloth method for infusing as I have several infusers that were appropriate.

I had started slicing a peach, then realized I was not going to need it until my brew was chilled. That gave me the idea to experiment with the cut peach as a simple syrup flavouring. I removed 1/2 cup of the simple syrup and added 40 grams of chopped peach and chilled.

When it came to flavouring and garnishing the iced tea, I followed the recipe. Each glass of the iced tea needed 1 to 2 teaspoons of the simple syrup. This part is really an individual preference. Not surprisingly, the simple syrup with the cut peach gave the peach flavour in the tea a boost before floating the fresh peach slices.

Both methods were delicious with just a hint of mint and peach in a robust tea flavour. For an extra hit of peach, I would recommend flavouring the simple syrup. Say “Cheers!” with this super clean, peachy, and refreshing iced tea!


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