Summer Tea Time!


What does one write about iced tea? I don’t have the faintest idea. I know I like it, preferably naturally sweetened with no junk in it. I like it green, herbal, with lemonade or with a variety of fruit. 
This past weekend was so hot. Nothing else cools things down like a nice tall glass of iced ice. The summer is great time to experience with flavors. So I decided to play around with peaches and nectarines this time around. 
My mom, a tea connoisseur, gave me ideas over the years. She would brew her teas in a variety of ways, using flowers, fruits and the sun! She also told me about making a nice fruit puree to add to teas. So using her kitchen wisdom, I made a white peach and nectarine iced tea to change things up after filling up on water throughout the day to keep hydrated. It just hit the spot!

White Peach & Nectarine Iced Tea
Source: Momma Macaroon’s Solution to a Summer Day
Makes 64 ounces
Ingredients:
  • 6 c. water + 2 c. water
  • 6 bags of orange pekoe tea 
  • 2 c. peach & nectarine puree (see recipe)
  • 1 c. sugar (optional)
Directions:
  1. Pour 6 c. water into a medium saucepan and bring to a full boil. Remove from heat
  2. Add the tea bags and cover saucepan. Steep for 30 minutes
  3. Pour tea into a 64oz. pitcher. Stir in puree, sugar, if using, and 2 c. water

Our White Peach and Nectarine Puree
Source: Momma Macaroon’s Suggestion
Makes approximately 3 cups
Ingredients:
  • 2 white peaches, chopped
  • 2 white nectarines chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/4 c. sugar
Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Puree mixture until smooth
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