Peach Tea Recipe

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Peach tea highlights the subtle sweetness of a fresh peach. Firm peaches are macerated in sugar and blended with smooth cold-brewed black tea for a drink that reminds you of summertime.
Brunch
New American
7
ingredients
8
steps
780
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
2
For the Peach Syrup
200 g
sliced firm peaches, sliced ¼-inch thick, see notes 1-2
200 g
raw sugar, see notes 3
For the Peach Tea
1
batch of peach syrup, see above
16 oz
filtered water, cold
1 tblsp
loose leaf black tea, see notes 4
fresh peach slices, for garnish
fresh mint, for garnish

Directions 8 steps | 780 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

Step 2

Make the peach syrup. In a large bowl, mix the sliced firm peaches and raw sugar.

Step 3

Stir the peaches every once in a while until the sugar completely dissolves and release their natural juices, about 1-2 hours.

Step 4

Transfer the peach slices and the syrup to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. (See notes 5.)

Step 5

Cold brew the tea. Using either a cold brew pitcher or in a glass jar, add the cold filtered water and the loose leaf tea. (See notes 6.

Step 6

Let the tea steep in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.

Step 7

When ready, add 2-4 tablespoons of the peach syrup with the peaches to the bottom of two glasses. Fill with ice.

Step 8

Use a fine-meshed filter to fill the glasses with the cold-brewed black tea. Garnish with fresh peach slices and mint. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. It is important to use firm peaches. Soft peaches will dissolve in the sugar instead of maintaining its shape like firm peaches.
  2. If firm peaches are unavailable, you can substitute firm nectarines.
  3. If raw sugar is not available, any type of sugar can be substituted. However, the substituted sugar must be the same weight as the peaches in a 1:1 ratio. 
  4. Black tea can be substituted for oolong, green or white tea.
  5. The peach syrup will last about two weeks in the refrigerator. If stored in a sterilized container, the peach syrup will last much longer.
  6. Cold-brewed tea is smoother because it releases fewer tannins than tea brewed with hot water.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
423
FAT
0.3 g
PROTEIN
1.1 g
CARBS
108.6 g

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Tiffany L.

Tiffany

Cozymeal Team Member

25 Jul 2022

This recipe is so refreshing and perfect to beat the summer heat. I loved the addition of fresh peaches!

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Jessica S.

Jessica

18 Jul 2022

Enjoyed this recipe pool-side this weekend and will do so again very soon!! Love this one!!

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Sandra G.

Sandra

13 Jul 2022

So refreshing!

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