Wednesday, August 7, 2013

sun-kissed Summer peach tea


Ahhhhhhh . . . sun-kissed Summer peach tea.

If you enjoy sweet tea, then you'll love it sweetened with peaches!


I have a mild obsession with all things related to the South!

I love that so much of their culture is steeped in tradition . . . 

           . . . and enjoying Sweet Tea is one of them.


From what I hear, Sweet Tea is a big thing down there.  It's a staple in everyone's refrigerator for when friends and family stop by for a visit. 

                       Adding sliced lemons and oranges is also quite common.

Although I enjoy a glass of Sweet Tea with traditional garnishes too, adding peach simple syrup and sliced peaches is so so good. 

With gorgeous ripe peaches in season
I hope you treat yourself to this delightful Summer drink!



Sweet Tea
3 quarts cold water
4 pitcher-size cold brew tea bags
Peach Simple Syrup, recipe follows
peach slices, for garnish
Mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions for Sweet Tea
Bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat, pour into a pitcher, and steep the tea bags about 5 minutes. Mix the Peach Simply Syrup into the iced tea. Mix well.
Pour the drink mix over ice cubes in a glass. 
Garnish with slices of peaches, and a sprig of mint.




Peach Simple Syrup
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
3 peaches, pitted and sliced

Directions for Peach Simple Syrup
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add sugar and peaches. Stir to combine.
Remove from heat and let cool completely.
When the syrup is cooled, line a strainer with a paper towel 
(this will help catch all the peach fuzz and small bits) 
and strain the syrup into a storage container. Refrigerate until needed.

















23 comments:

  1. This post is filled with so many beautiful things to look at. Your pictures look as if they should have come straight out of a magazine. The recipe looks delicious. And, now, I am off to pin!

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    1. Hi Amy!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Your comments are so kind . . . and appreciated!
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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  2. I too am a Southern girl at heart. You're peach tea looks fantastic! I will have to try it out! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks, Miss Scarlett!
      Such a fun drink, especially when you're wanting to feel like a Southern Belle ;0)
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  3. Wow, those photos you took could make a believer out of anybody....I am definitely going to have to try your recipe!

    Thanks for sharing it
    XO,
    Christine

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    1. Thanks, Christine!
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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  4. I'm a Southern gal and love peach tea, but I've never made it with peach syrup. I'm definitely making your recipe. Great photos, too!
    Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life.

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    1. Thanks, Babs!
      I hope you like it as much as I do.
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  5. Sounds so yummy! Gotta love sweet tea...and peaches! This Georgia girl will try this one! Thanks for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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    1. Hi Debbie!
      So happy you came by!
      I love sweet tea, especially when I'm enjoying a glass with my best girl-friends :0) And adding the peach syrup makes it extra special!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  6. Sounds so good and now that peaches are in season, perfect!
    http://gangi-homecooking.blogspot.com

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  7. This looks sooo delicious! I cant wait to try it! Pinning! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party that's going on right now! http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/08/homemade-by-you-63.html

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    1. Hi Katie!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      And thank you for the invitation to join your link party.
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  8. I wish that I could just reach in the computer screen and grab myself a glass.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lisa!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  9. How refreshing! Never had sweet tea with peaches. YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Sweet PEACH Tea is my all-time favorite!
      I hope you treat yourself to a glass soon!
      hugs,
      Suzanne

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  10. These are a perfect choice for summer!

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  11. This looks delicious! I love peach tea! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party going on now: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-linky-21.html

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    1. Hi Rita!

      I'm a follower of yours, and enjoy linking up to your parties every week. Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  12. Thanks for sharing..
    It looks so delicious than my sister do.

    Oolong

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