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This honey sweetened Peach Ginger Mint Iced Tea is a refreshing way to stay hydrated this summer. A great beverage pairing for any summer meal!
This recipe was created in partnership with Unilever®.
Today, I’m sharing this refreshing peach ginger mint iced tea as a throwback to my southern roots yet jazzed up with some of my favorite seasonal flavors.
Growing up in small town, South Carolina, we always had “sweet tea” in the fridge. Sure, water will quench your thirst on a hot summer day but offering a glass of sweet tea is required in the unwritten rulebook of southern hospitality. We were never without it. My Grandma made it by simply steeping Lipton® tea bags in hot water, adding plenty of sugar then more cold water before putting it in the fridge. This version of sweet tea was all I knew and how my family still makes it today.
Though we’d sometimes have sweet tea mixed with lemonade, I never thought to try any other flavor combos. Back then simple sweet tea was a refreshing indulgence to be savored with friends and family over a meal or on the porch on long summer nights. Fast forward to my life here in Atlanta. I start every single day with hot tea, but rarely make a pitcher of iced tea. That changed this summer. As part of my partnership with Unilever, I received a care package with several tea varieties. I’ve enjoyed experimenting with the different flavors and adding my spin.AD: Stay hydrated this summer with @Lipton Peach Ginger Mint Iced Tea! A great beverage pairing for any summer meal!Click To Tweet
And since it’s summer and peak peach season in the Peach State, making this peach iced tea was a no brainer. I swapped regular sugar for an infusion of fresh peaches with honey, a hint of spicy ginger root and fragrant fresh mint. The honey peach syrup can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for up to a week.
Flavor is the main reason you want to make this recipe, but if you have a hard time getting your daily water in, try tea. It’s a delicious way to stay hydrated that comes with potential health benefits. It’s just as hydrating as water, yet packs a ton of flavor and zero calories. To get the most from it, make tea time a daily habit. Just 3-4 cups of black tea can deliver up to 400mg flavonoids, those active compounds found in tea that may help maintain a healthy heart.
Ready to take a sip? Grab the easy recipe below. Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@marisamoore) when you make it or let’s talk tea in the comments.
This honey sweetened peach ginger iced tea is a refreshing way to stay hydrated this summer! With Lipton® Black Tea, it's a great beverage pairing for your summer meals.
- 6 bags Lipton® Black Tea
- 4 cups hot (boiling) water + 4 cups cold water
- ½ inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 cup honey peach syrup* (recipe below)
- Ice for serving
- 2 medium peaches, pitted and sliced
- 8 fresh mint leaves, for garnish
Once your water boils, remove it from the heat. Add the tea bags and steep 3-5 minutes. (You can use the pot or a large, heat safe carafe or pitcher to steep).
While the tea is warm, add the grated ginger and stir in the honey peach syrup. Add the cold water. Stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours.
Pour the tea into glasses over ice. Garnish with fresh peach slices and mint. To extract more mint flavor, muddle or crush the mint leaves in the glass before adding the tea. Serve.
Honey Peach Simple Syrup: http://marisamoore.com/2017/07/honey-peach-simple-syrup/
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