sweet tea

The Most Refreshing Summer Drink

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Y'all I am a southern gal through and through, so I was raised drinking good syrupy sweet tea. I love the stuff, and my husband just so happens to love it just as much if not more than I do. So I always have sweet tea in the fridge! Another thing I love is peaches...I am from the peach state of Georgia originally, and so growing up I had my fair share of sweet Georgia peaches! I love when summertime rolls around and this luscious stone fruit is back in season.

So I thought to myself why not combine, peaches and sweet tea! I love flavored teas, and I am all about refreshing summer beverages. So why not try something new? This tea is super simple to make, and really is just regular old sweet tea with a peach and mint simple syrup added! 

yummy and easy peach mint tea

delicious & summery homemade peach mint syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 bunch of mint leaves & stems (for more mint flavor)
2 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and diced

Add sugar, water and peaches to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Once sugar is completely dissolved, turn off heat, cover the pan, and add mint leaves. Steep for 25-30 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating.

Homemade Peach Mint Tea
4 family sized tea bags
8 cups of boiling water
7 cups of cool water
Peach mint syrup
Mint ice cubes for serving

Bring 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Turn off heat, and steep tea bags in water for 7-8 minutes. Remove bags, pour into a gallon sized pitcher, add 7 cups of cool water. Add peach mint syrup. Stir well to combine. 

Mint leaves
Ice cube trays

Fill ice trays with water. Tear the mint leaves and add to ice tray. Freeze until ready to serve tea. Fill glasses to the top with ice cubes and enjoy some delicious peach mint tea! 

What is your favorite summer drink? 

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