iced tea

Honey Peach Iced Tea

Honey Peach Tea

Ahhhhhhhgust. That's kind of how August always makes me feel. I totally freak out when I flip the calendar and see that page. We're already near the end of summer, how can that possibly be? All the sudden every weekend is spent trying to pack in as much "summering" as possible. Quick trips to the beach, hiking, hanging out with friends, and eating as much fresh produce as I can get my hands on. 

Right now our farmer's market is all about peaches. Peach iced tea is actually one of my favorite summer drinks, so I couldn't resist throwing together my own. I love being able to control how sweet it is when you make it yourself, as well swapping out sugar with honey. Major bonus is that using local honey helps my allergies, which have been awful lately.

HONEY PEACH ICED TEA

8 Cups of water

8 Earl Grey Tea Bags

2 Tablespoons of honey

1 Large peach

Bring water to a simmer and remove from heat. Steep all tea bags in water for at least 5 minutes, remove, and stir in honey. While tea cools, skin peach and cut into slices. Add peaches to jar or container, and add in cooled tea. Chill in fridge for 1-2 hours and enjoy with ice. 

Peach Sweet Tea

I'm quite certain I learned what heaven smells like.

And it smells like a peach tree.

A big peach tree with peaches that are fuzzy like a pony's nose and so ripe they get your hands sticky when you pull them from the tree. It's amazing.

Me and my mamma went out raspberry picking, but when we got to the fields the berries were sad, tiny, and needed another week or two before they were sweet. So we figured we'd just pick some peaches instead. They were so fragrant and ripe we ended up with both of our buckets overflowing.

So I got a lot of peaches.

But my mamma gave me the brilliant idea to make fresh peach iced tea. It turned out pretty darn amazing if I do say so myself, and I do!

Peach Sweet Tea

3 regular size Earl Grey tea bags

3 cups of water, boiling

1/2 cup of sugar

1 super-ripe peach (skinned and pitted)

6 cups (or so) of ice

Steep the tea bags in the boiling water for ten minutes. Puree the peach in a blender and pour into the bottom of your pitcher. Add tea and sugar, and stir to blend. Add ice and Enjoy!