ICED TEA & SUMMERTIME
Iced tea and summertime were meant for each other. Here in the south, we brew tea year round but we make even more in the summer. Our hot humid climate produces a constant need for a cool beverage.
I live in Georgia and we are a leading producer of Peaches which means of course we have been known to make Tea with 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 order fresh peaches online from Harry & David if you are having trouble finding them.
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.
Grab the latest edition of Southern Living Magazine along with a nice cold glass of 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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