Oh, there is something so summer and relaxing when you sit on a porch and sip on an icy glass of Peach Sweet Tea....it makes me feel so southern and like I'm sitting on a peach plantation!
This is one of my favorite summertime drinks - so easy to make and everyone always loves it!
I make many batches of Peach Simple Syrup every summer, to enjoy on hot and sunny days in Peach Sweet Tea, Peach Bellinis or with a sparkling French peach champagne - so good!
Sun tea is always the best, in my opinion, but you can also steep tea bags in hot water. Just remember to let your tea cool down to room temperature before you put it in the fridge to chill - this will keep your tea from getting cloudy. I brew my tea double strength, so that it doesn't dilute too much with ice when served.
Fresh mint not only looks beautiful as a garnish, but it actually will help you stir your Sweet Peach Tea, and adds a nice extra little layer of flavor!
If you want to go all out, you can also pour a little bit of Peach Schnapps into this for a wonderful adult beverage!
And after I was finished shooting these photos and enjoying tall cool glasses of Peach Sweet Tea with some of my girls, I have a funny story to share.
See the tall pitcher of rosy-hued peach goodness? In place only as a prop for my photo shoot. That is straight Peach Simple Syrup. No tea involved here.
So one of my daughters asked if she could have another glass, and while I was getting more ice, she poured herself a tall glass of STRAIGHT Peach Simple Syrup. She took a sip, and then a gulp, and then told me that it was the peachiest, sweetest Peach Sweet Tea she had ever enjoyed - and much better than the first glass she had. When we discovered what she had done, and figured out how long it was going to take her to come down from the sugar high, we laughed for a very long time! The joys of lazy summer days and laughter!
And yes, that is a bee buzzing around our Peach Sweet Tea! Extra credit for that action shot!
Hope that you have a chance to relax and sip on a tall glass of this - you will LOVE it!