Raspberry Peach Iced Tea

With warm weather at our heels, so are the nights where all you really want to do is sit outside and enjoy the beauty.  To go with that relaxation, you’re probably going to need an icy beverage.  I can tell you that Raspberry Peach Iced Tea hits the spot!  Fruity, yet not overly sweet, this drink is a refreshing treat for the hot summer months.

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Raspberry Peach Iced Tea             Printer-Friendly Recipe

Slightly Adapted From: Damn Delicious
Yields: About 4 glasses

Ingredients:

4 tea bags
1 cup raspberries, plus more for garnish
2 peaches, sliced, plus more for garnish
3 tablespoons agave nectar, or more to taste

Directions:

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and then steep 4 tea bags in the water for 3-5 minutes.  Remove the tea bags and let the tea cool completely.

In a blender, puree the peaches, raspberries, and agave nectar.  Strain the fruit puree with a cheesecloth or fine sieve.  Combine the fruit puree and tea in a pitcher.  Mix well.  Let the tea chill in the refrigerator before serving.  To serve, pour the tea over ice and garnish with more peaches and raspberries.

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

Steep 4 regular tea bags (2 regular and one jumbo, in my case) in the water.  Let cool.

Steep 4 regular tea bags (2 regular and one jumbo, in my case) in the water. Let cool.

Add peaches, raspberries, and agave nectar to a blender.  I found the agave nectar in the baking aisle.

Add peaches, raspberries, and agave nectar to a blender. I found the agave nectar in the baking aisle.

Blend.

Blend.

Put a cheesecloth over a pitcher with the iced tea inside.

Put a cheesecloth over a pitcher with the iced tea inside.

CAREFULLY pour the fruit puree through the cheesecloth to strain.

CAREFULLY pour the fruit puree through the cheesecloth to strain.

Whisk it up!

Whisk it up!

Pour into a glass over ice & enjoy!

Pour into a glass over ice & enjoy!

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Cheers!

Cheers!

Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to excuse myself and drink a refreshing glass of iced tea now.  Ta-Taaa!

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