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Peach Tea with Mint

This is my absolute favorite summer tea, and reminds me of childhood Summers spent on the beach, swimming for hours in the ocean, and then cooling off with a large glass of peach tea with mint.

My mom made "sun tea" all the time.  Have you ever heard of that?  She'd fill a pitcher with water, add a few peach tea bags and then set it in the sun.  After a couple of hours, it would turn into "sun tea."

Peach Tea with Mint

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Serves: 8 Total Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • a handful of fresh mint
  • additional peach, sliced (to use as garnish)

Instructions

1

In a large pot, boil water over high heat. Once boiling, remove from heat.

2

Pour in sugar and stir until dissolved. Add tea bags and a few sprigs of fresh mint.

3

Allow tea and mint to steep for about 5-7 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.

4

Remove tea bags and drop in sliced peaches.

5

Allow tea to absorb peaches for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

6

Using a strainer, pour tea into pitcher.

7

Throw away peach pieces, add a few sprigs of mint.

8

Cool in refrigerator.

9

When you're ready to serve it, serve over ice with a slice of peach and a sprig of mint to garnish.

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