Peach Iced Tea

On  my last post I shared two books I’ve read this summer. Today I’m sharing a recipe for the Peach Iced Tea I often sip while I’m reading and some photos of my favorite reading spot – my porch.

Peach Tea from ascrumptiouslife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recipe is quite easy – First I make a peach sugar syrup by heating up water, sugar and some sliced peaches and let it steep for half an hour.  I love the color of the syrup!

Peach Syrup for Peach Tea from ascrumptiouslife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I brew the tea using 8 cups of boiling water and 4 tea bags for 3-4 minutes. The secret is not brewing the tea too much, or  the peach flavor gets lost. I serve it in a pitcher with extra peach slices and lots of ice. It’s so refreshing!

A pitcher of Peach Tea from ascrumptiouslife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peach Iced Tea

Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

    Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 peaches, thinly sliced
  • Tea
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 regular teabags
  • peaches for garnish

Instructions

    Syrup
  1. Heat the water, sugar and sliced peaches in a saucepan. Stirring and pressing the peaches until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Set aside to steep for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the mixture into a container and refrigerate until needed.
  4. Tea
  5. Boil 8 cps of water.
  6. Add the teabags and steep for no more than 4 minutes.
  7. Set aside to cool.
  8. Refrigerate until needed.
  9. Pour the tea into a pitcher and add the peach syrup to taste - starting with 1 cup.
  10. Serve with ice and sliced peaches.
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Here are the photos of my favorite summer reading spot – my porch. It’s a condo porch (aka small!) but it’s covered, so I can sit out there even when it’s cool or raining.

Covered Porch from ascrumptiouslife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the bright colors of the rug and cushions!  Every room  needs a little storage – this tiny table and basket hold my gardening tools, coasters and ashtrays (as any smoking must be done outside).

Porch Plater from a scrumptiouslife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every summer I switch something up – buy new cushions, add a rug, change out the coffee table – this year I switched out some old pots to these apple green planters. They are so fun and bring out the greens in the table, rug and cushions.

 

PorchPlants from ascrumptiouslife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went with a classic green and white theme with the plants this year – impatiens, ivy, asparagus fern and caladiums…. a one little purple flower just for fun.

Porch Angels from ascrumptiouslife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My porch angels.

Porch Soig fom ascrumptiouslife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A favorite find from All Inspired Boutique, a really cute shop in Duluth Ga (and online). This fun plaque sums up my porch perfectly!

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