2cupsfrozen peachesthawed and pureed (or 2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced)
2cupsfrozen peachesfor serving (Do not thaw. If using fresh peaches, slice thepeaches, lay on a parchment lined pan, and freeze until ready to serve.)
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
Remove water from heat, add tea bag, and steep for 5 minutes.
Pour tea into a 2 quart pitcher. Set aside.
Peach Syrup (yields approximately 2 cups of syrup)
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, honey, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Add pureed peaches and return to a low boil. Remove from heat. Let cool.
Pour syrup through a mesh sieve held over a small bowl. Press on the peaches to “squeeze” out as much of the juice as possible. Discard the peach pulp.
Add syrup to the peach tea, taste testing as you go until it reaches desired sweetness. Adding 1 to 2 cups of syrup to the 4 cups, or 1 quart, of tea yields a pleasantly sweet range, depending upon your taste. Should you wish to add the syrup to a single serving of 8 ounces of tea, add 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup of the syrup.
To serve, divide the frozen peaches between 4 glasses, add ice, and pour tea over the peaches and ice.
Store any unused peach syrup in the refrigerator.
I used frozen peaches in creating this recipe and it turned out delicious, so this tea can be enjoyed even if you cannot locate some fresh juicy peaches