ICED TEA & SUMMERTIME
Iced tea and summertime were meant for each other. Here in the south, we love our home brewed sweet iced tea year round but we make even more in the summer. Our hot humid climate produces a constant need for an iced beverage. Growing up in a home with mostly boys meant my Mom brewed tea on the stove almost every day. Peach Iced Tea was a real treat.
I live in Georgia and we are a leading producer of Peaches which means of course we have been known to make Peach Iced Tea using fresh peaches.
As a matter of fact I shared 10 Reasons To Visit Lane Southern Orchards which is not far from my home and a favorite place for all things peachy including peach ice cream. If you happen to be traveling down I-75 through middle Georgia, by all means, stop in Lanes. You can sample their Peach Iced Tea and their Peach Ice cream.
You can order fresh peaches online from Harry & David if you are having trouble finding good fresh peaches.
Instant Pot or Stove Top
We have included the recipe for both Instant Pot or Stove Top. Printable recipe below.
The Ginger is optional too. Life should have options, right!
Serving Iced Tea
Should you add ice to the pitcher when you make the tea? No, and here’s why. The ice will melt and make the tea weak.
However, if you are planning to set a pretty table including your cute Tea Pitcher filled with fresh made Peach Iced Tea with peach slices hugged by ice cubes floating in it, go ahead. I recommend making the tea just a tad stronger so when the ice melts, the flavors will be just right.
Southern Tea Tip
Make a couple trays of ice using tea instead of water. Add those to the pitcher when hosting guests. No watered down tea.
Peach Recipes You Need
Our Cinnamon Baked Peaches use farm fresh ripe peaches for a yummy treat you can serve for breakfast or even as a fancy dessert.
Few ingredients and a small Mason jar make these Mini Peach Parfaits easy to stick in your lunch bag and have breakfast at work. They are really fun on a brunch buffet.
One of my personal favorite ways to use peaches in a recipe is this Honey Sweet Peach Mango Salsa . It’s my favorite topping for grilled pork chops in the summer.
Grab the latest edition of Southern Living Magazine along with a nice tall glass of Peach Iced Tea and go relax on the porch this evening!
Ginger Peach Sweet Iced Tea recipe brewed fresh and served pretty. A southern favorite in the summertime
- 8 Cups water
- 6 organic black tea bags, paper tags removed
- 4 fresh peaches, pitted and cut into chunks
- 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, finely minced (optional)
- 1 Cup of granulated sugar or Local honey, to taste
- 1 fresh peach, cut into thin slices
- 6-8 fresh mint sprigs
STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS
INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS
Add water, tea bags, peaches, and fresh ginger to Instant Pot and stir to combine.
Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting on normal for 5 minutes.
When finished, allow pressure to release naturally (NR) for 10-15 minutes, then do a quick release (QR) to allow the remaining pressure to escape.
Carefully strain hot tea mixture with a fine mesh strainer to remove the solids. Pour the remaining liquid into a large, heat-resistant pitcher.
Sweeten with honey, to taste, and stir to combine. Cool slightly before serving over ice with peach slices and sprigs of fresh mint, if desired. Enjoy!
Does it all sound yummy except the Ginger to you? Leave the ginger out, no problem
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