Sweet Peach Iced Tea

Although I am very much ready for fall, I am still enjoying some summer goodies. A coffee girl through and through, I started off this summer looking for something else to turn to (after I had already had my 2-3  coffees for the day :/) On a trip to the grocery store I spotted a few boxes of cold brew iced tea conveniently placed at the beginning of the check out line to ensure that I wouldn’t end my shopping trip with out purchasing just one more item. Peach sounded like a fun summer flavor so I grabbed box. I will never give up on my coffee but this is definitely a refreshing alternative. I decided to add some sweetness and keep a large batch in the fridge for easy prep later on. Here is how I make it:

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I start with 6 cups of cold water and add 5 tea bags

let it sit for 5-10 minutes as instructed on the box!!

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while that is sitting I make a simple syrup

*1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar

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Bring to a boil and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Then let it cool.

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(the color of my syrup looks dark because I used organic unbleached cane sugar)

Squeeze out the tea bags and add your simple syrup. I add about 1/2-3/4 cup depending on how sweet I want it.

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Store in the fridge. Serve over ice!! Its also delicious to add sliced fruit to your glass. Strawberries and/or sliced peaches are my personal favorite.

*you can also add fruit while boiling your syrup and then strain it if you want a fruit flavored simple syrup.

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