Peach Iced Tea

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
Makes about 2 cups.

Ingredients
  • 3 orange pekoe tea bags
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 5 (5-ounce) cans peach nectar (about 3 1/3 cups), chilled
  • 1/4 cup chilled simple syrup or to taste
  • Simple syrup:
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Peach slices for garnish
Directions
  • Place tea bags in a quart-size glass measure or heatproof bowl.

  • In a saucepan bring water just to a boil and pour over tea bags. Steep tea 5 minutes and strain through a sieve into a heatproof pitcher. Cool tea and chill, covered, until cold, about 1 hour.

  • Stir in nectar and syrup. Serve tea over ice in tall glasses and garnish with peach slices and basil sprigs.

  • To make simple syrup: In a saucepan bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring, and boil until sugar is completely dissolved. Let syrup cool and chill, covered. Syrup may be made 2 weeks ahead and chilled, covered.


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