A perfectly southern addition to your afternoon tea party… you can drink hot or iced, but I prefer this Lavender Peach Tea cold for a warm summer day!
…time for flip-flops, running through lawn sprinklers, and of course… relaxing!
There's nothing quite like enjoying a warm, summer afternoon while sipping a fresh, ice-cold glass of sweet tea… at least that's how we do it here in Georgia! Crisp and Refreshing… this subtly sweet lavender peach tea is just a little bit different… sweetened with honey, it's a subtle summery blend of fruity peach, coupled with a hint of minty-floral (& medicinal!) lavender… it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next summer garden party or Sunday evening soirée!
Lavender Peach Tea (Iced)
Lavender Peach Iced Tea
- cooking pot or something for tea to steep in
- half-gallon mason jar (where to purchase)
- 8 cups (total) – filtered water (the water filtration system we have and love!)
- 4 tablespoons lavender florets
- 3 large or 5 small organic peaches (why organic?)
- 1/2 cup honey (here's the one we buy when we can't get our local raw, organic honey)
1. Put 4 tablespoons of lavender flowers in 4 cups of filtered water.2. Bring to a quick boil, and then immediately reduce to a very-low simmer.3. Simmer for about 10 minutes. (alternatively, you could steep with hot water and a tea filter if you like)
4. cut organic peaches into small chunks, and drop into the bottom of your half-gallon mason jar.(I left the skins on, but you could peel if you want to)5. Drizzle in 1/2 cup honey on top of peaches and let sit.
…when the lavender flowers are done steeping…
6. Allow hot lavender brew to cool slightly.7. Through a fine-mesh filter, pour slightly-hot tea into the glass mason jar on top of the peach/honey mixture.8. Allow to cool to room temperature (about an hour or two).9. You may transfer to the fridge to allow further peach-infusion, or filter out the peaches and leave remaining tea in the glass jar.10. Add in the remaining 4 cups of filtered water, and chill in the fridge before serving over ice!
If you try this recipe, I'd love to hear what you think! Did you make any tweaks, try any different added herbs? Please share in the comments below!!