If you use vanilla in this tea it makes it taste a bit like peach pie. It’s a nice change from what I usually drink (plain iced tea) and this recipe makes a nice big batch. About a gallon actually, which I can easily drink by myself in just a day or two. A gallon is just the right amount for my drink dispenser that I got at the 99c store (for $1.99). It’s actually a really good dispenser, it has never leaked and it’s light weight. If you don’t have a dispenser or you think that it’s too much tea to make at once, you can cut the recipe in half or even quarter it.
- 12 cups brewed, cold black tea (see notes)
- 16 oz bag of frozen peach slices
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup agave syrup
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Have your prepared tea in a serving pitcher large enough to hold the tea and the rest of the ingredients.
- Place the peaches, water, and cinnamon in a blender. Blend as smooth as possible.
- Use a fine sieve and strain the peach mixture twice. Use the back of a large spoon to press the mixture into the sieve to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Discard anything left in the sieve (see notes).
- Stir the tea, peach mixture, agave, and vanilla together (I use my largest cooking pot) until well mixed.
- Pour into a jug, pitcher or drink dispenser and chill in the fridge until cold.
- Serve chilled tea over ice if you like.
Makes Approximately One Gallon
- I like to cold brew tea for this, but it takes 24 hours to make. If you don’t want to wait then you can just combine 6 cups of boiling hot water and 6 tea bags in a large pan. Let the tea bags steep for 4 minutes, fish them out and discard them. Then leave the tea to cool to room temperature – OR – place 6 cups of cold water and 6 tea bags in a sealed pitcher and refrigerate for 24 hours.
- I actually eat the stuff left in the sieve! Just spoon it out into a glass or a bowl, it’s kind of like a smoothy.
- I’ve never tried it with anything other than black tea, or a half & half blend of black and green. I mostly use Tetley British Blend or Tetley Black & Green.