Sweet and refreshing Vanilla Peach Tea is the perfect Summer drink! Serve with fresh peach and lemon slices for simple Summer entertaining!
What is your favorite part about Summer?
Is it the longer days, the sunshine, or the vacation time? Maybe you live for the lake? Or maybe you just love the smell of fresh cut grass, the flowers, and a little pool time? There is so much to love about Summer but for me, it is all about the food. I live for Farmers Markets and fresh, local produce during this time of year. There is just something about waking up early, throwing on a sundress, flip flops and a wide brim hat and buying your tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and watermelons out of the back of someones pick up truck.
It is summer, and the South, at it’s very best.
In honor of Summer I am sharing one of my absolute favorites, Vanilla Peach Tea! This sweet tea is the perfect refreshing Summer drink. It is sweet and fruity with rich vanilla undertones. It is the perfect poolside sipper!
To make this tea we start by making a Vanilla Peach simple syrup. I love to start with a simple syrup because you can use it for so many other drinks like cocktails or lemonades but it also allows you to control the sweetness level of your drink. If you’re looking for an ultra sweet drink just add more syrup! Need it a little lighter? Just add less!
Our simple syrup uses four simple ingredients, water, Tate+Lyle® Organic Pure Cane Sugar, a split vanilla bean and fresh peaches. Tate+Lyle® Sugars are a perfect choice of sugar because not only are they certified organic, but also are Fairtrade certified, which means fair prices and opportunities for small-scale sugarcane farmers to invest in their communities for a sustainable future. It also sweetens with a subtle molasses flavor which gives great depth and flavor to the tea!
To make the Vanilla Peach Simple Syrup we combine our ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring it to a simmer until it has reduced by half. This creates a rich syrup with a nice rosy hue. Strain the vanilla bean and peaches from the syrup and voila! You will have a vanilla and peach infused syrup perfect for Summer! Pour your syrup into a gallon of freshly brewed tea and add fresh peach and lemon slices. Alternatively, if you are entertaining you can put your syrup in a cute jar and serve with unsweetened tea so your guests can create a custom Summer drink just how they like it!
- 2 cups Tate+Lyle® Organic Pure Cane Sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 vanilla bean, split
- 4-5 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
- To make the Vanilla Peach Simple Syrup combine the ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring it to a simmer until it has reduced by half.
- Strain the vanilla bean and peaches from the syrup.
- Pour syrup into a jar and add to one gallon of freshly brewed tea until you reach the desired sweetness.
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