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:
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!!
while that is sitting I make a simple syrup
*1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar
Bring to a boil and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Then let it cool.
(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.
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.