Oct 30, 2007

Peach Iced Tea

Waitress: Would you like to order anything to drink?
Me: Yeah, I will have Peach Iced tea.
Waitress: I am sorry, but we are out of Peach iced tea.
Me: (Thinking to myself..then why did you ask me if I can have 'anything' to drink)..OK. I will have plain iced tea.

Every time I asked for Peach iced tea I would not get it. I got so fed up of trying that I decided to make iced tea at home. I thought it would be complicated, but recipes found from Google told me it was a easy matter. Before we move to the recipe, here's some history of iced tea.


Iced tea became popular in 1904 at the St. Louis world fair. Richard Blechynden, a tea plantation owner had planned to distribute free samples of hot tea. But his plan flopped when a heat wave struck the city. At the fair, his eyes fell upon huge crates of ice. He served the brewed tea topped with some ice. It was an instant hit. Over the years, all types of tea (black, white, green) have been sold as iced tea. You can buy cans or bottles of packaged iced tea. But making iced tea at home is no big deal. To brew a cup of iced tea, boil a cup of water with a teaspoon of tea. Add tea, 2tsp sugar, ice-cubes, and lemon juice and blend together. Here's the recipe for Peach iced tea.


Peach Iced Tea
Serves: 4-5






Ingredients


  1. 1 can peach nectar (I used Kern's peach nectar)
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 3 tsp tea powder
  4. ¼ cup sugar
  5. 2 tsp lemon juice
  6. 3-4 ice cubes + more for serving

Method

  1. Boil 2 cups water in a pan. Add 3 tsp tea powder.
  2. Turn off the gas after tea boils. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine the tea, peach nectar, sugar, lemon juice, and ice cubes in a mixer. Blend together.
  4. Serve the glass chilled with 1-2 ice cubes.

This tea is a sweet variation from the normal iced tea. Peach adds a sweet and tangy taste to it. Iced tea is good for body's immune system and hydration.

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Peach Iced Tea is my entry for this month's AFAM hosted by Mansi at Fun and Food. The fruit this month is Peach.

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2 comments:

Asha said...

Iced Tea is popular in the South too, I love it with a squeeze of lemon juice. Peach iced Tea looks yum!:))

Julie said...

I love peach iced tea! Next time I have peach nectar, I'll try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!