Peachy Iced Tea

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Balancing the tannins in strong brewed tea with pieces of fresh summer fruit and sweet fruit nectar creates an exceptionally refreshing beverage. Tote it in a Thermos or ice-filled, tightly capped plastic pitcher to your picnic spot. For a variation, substitute blackberry juice, blueberry juice or bilberry nectar for peach nectar, and try blackberries for peaches.

  • SERVINGServings

Ingredients

  • 5 black or green tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups peach or apricot nectar
  • 2 cups sliced peaches
  • Ice cubes, optional
  • Mint sprigs for garnish, optional

Preparation

  1. Steep tea bags in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags.
  2. Combine brewed tea and nectar in large pitcher. Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups peaches. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Put remaining peach slices into individual glasses. Add ice cubes, if using, and pour in tea. Garnish with mint sprig, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: SERVES 8
  • Calories: 80
  • Carbohydrate Content: 21 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 40 mg
  • Sugar Content: 20 g