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Peach Green Iced Tea

Peach Green Iced Tea

Have you ever tried going through the commercial bottled tea at a grocery store or convenience store? The amount of sugar on display is pretty depressing. But there’s an easy and much cheaper answer: make your own. Peach tea made from just peaches and tea, what a concept!

This recipe does take a little longer than grabbing a bottle off a shelf, but in return you get to customize the flavor. If you want to add more peaches, or less fruit juice to make it a little less sweet, you can tweak everything exactly to your taste.

This would be a refreshing way to cool down after a long workout, or a tasty drink to savor at the end of a long day. Serve it for afternoon tea with some Paleo goodies, or just make a batch and then keeping it in the fridge for the times when a craving for something sweet hits.

Peach Green Iced Tea Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 30 min.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. loose-leaf green tea;
  • 6 cups water;
  • 3 fresh peaches, sliced;
  • 1 cup fresh peach or apple juice;
Iced Tea preparation

Preparation

  1. Place 1 cup of water, the sliced peaches, and the apple juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once in a while.
  3. As you stir, crush the peach slices against the sides of the pan to help release the flavors.
  4. Turn off the heat and let cool.
  5. Strain the peach syrup through a fine mesh sieve to remove any unwanted bits.
  6. Boil the remaining 5 cups of water and steep the green tea for 3 to 4 minutes using an infuser,
    depending on the variety of the tea.
  7. Pour the peach syrup into the green tea, give a good stir, and refrigerate until cool.
  8. Serve in a cup filled with ice and garnished with fresh peach slices.
Iced Tea