Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Peach Iced Tea

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  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 20 min
  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups.
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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


  1. Place tea bags in a quart-size glass measure or heatproof bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in nectar and syrup. Serve tea over ice in tall glasses and garnish with peach slices and basil sprigs.
  4. 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.