A simple fresh and homemade white peach iced tea that's better than any store bought iced tea and so addictive it will become your new favourite drink!
Author: Karina - Cafe Delites
Peach Simple Syrup:
3ripe white peaches, sliced*
1cupgranulated sugar(or a a granulated natural sweetener that measures 1:1 with sugar)
2teaspoonspure vanilla extract
6tea bags(any good-quality black tea) - adjust to your tastes (more tea bags for stronger tea; less tea bags for weaker tea)
White Peach Simple Syrup:
Combine the peach slices, granulated sugar (or sweetener), water and vanilla in a medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat; occasionally stirring until the sugar dissolves. Take off heat; cover pot with a lid and allow to steep for 30 minutes,
Using a whisk or wooden spoon, break and mash the slices down until completely mushed.
Place a bowl underneath a fine mesh strainer, and strain as much syrup out of the fruit as possible, pressing down the pieces until no more liquid is released. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator. Discard the stewed fruit**
While the peaches are boiling; prepare your tea. Boil water in a kettle; pour into a large heat-proof jug / pitcher (if you can't to 8 cups at once, do 5-6 cups first, and boil the remaining cups straight afterwards). Add the tea bags to the jug steep for 5 minutes (no longer than that or the tea will become bitter in taste). Once brewed, remove tea bags and refrigerate to cool.
White Peach Ice Tea:
Pour the peach simple syrup into the iced tea. Serve with fresh peach slices and ice!
*You can use yellow peaches instead of white if you wish!