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This peach iced tea is the one to beat all others—thanks to its real peach flavor, not the fake, bottled kind and sweetened naturally thanks to the peaches and honey. This recipe relies on dried peaches, which you’ll rehydrate in a warm honey-infused water along with classic English breakfast tea. It’s the taste of summer in the 90s, brought back to you with even more deliciousness, that's better-for-you than the sugar-packed iced teas commonly seen. Pro tip: chop the dried peaches before steeping—they’ll release more peach flavor, and it doesn’t matter what they look like since you’ll discard them, anyway.

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Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
Serves 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring honey and 1 cup water to a boil in a small pot over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until honey dissolves, about 2 minutes. Add dried peaches and tea bags; remove from heat and steep, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover and remove tea bags, gently squeezing to release tea; discard bags. Cover and continue to steep dried peaches for 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Remove and discard dried peaches. Transfer tea mixture to a pitcher and stir in 4 cups water. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve over ice with fresh peach slices, lemon slices, and/or mint.

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