Peach-Thyme Spiked Tea

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 25 min (including refrigerating)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 drinks
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Ingredients

8 white tea bags

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup packed lemon thyme sprigs

1 large ripe peach, chopped

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus slices for garnish 

1 cup chilled gin

Directions

  1. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags and let steep 8 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Pour the tea into a small pitcher and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, bring 2/3 cup water, the sugar and lemon thyme to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain into a liquid measuring cup. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. 
  3. Puree the peach in a blender with the tea, lemon thyme syrup and lemon juice until very smooth, about 1 minute. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher and stir in the gin. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir and divide among mason jars filled with ice. Garnish with lemon slices.