I made some real peach tea to ponder over some summer travel plans. Real peach tea is easy to make and it was a bigger hit in my house than the blackberry tea I made a few weeks ago.
First, start with fresh peaches ripe and in season. I had been waiting for peaches and they weren't in our groceries yet but, we went out of town this past weekend and I scored some fresh peaches from Georgia!
4 cups of hot black tea (such as orange pekoe or Darjeeling)
1 cup of peaches peeled and sliced
honey to taste or 3/4 cup of sugar
- In a medium pot combine the hot tea with the peaches and simmer for 10 minutes. Getting the peaches soft brings out the most juice and flavor.
- With the back of a wooden spoon, crush the peaches in the tea and then pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher. I crushed mine again in the strainer.
- Add honey to taste or use sugar.
- I then pour this warm tea over a half of pitcher of ice.
- Chill for at least 2 hours and serve.
Does anyone remember Banana Republic before the Gap bought it? It was one of my most favorite stores!! They had such imagination and creativity.
I never think of summer adventures without thinking of the old Banana Republic and their travel and safari clothing. Pictured here is an original Panama hat from the old original Banana Republic in Hawaii. My husband got it on our honeymoon.
Shown here is the Banana Republic Guide to Travel and Safari Clothing. This guide tells the origins of so many classic pieces of clothing that never go out of style.
Teddy Roosevelt made the Panama hat a sensation when shown here overseeing the building of the Panama canal. In 1906 this visit was the first time an American president ever set foot outside of the country during his term in office. Every American man wanted to be as adventurous as Mr. Roosevelt.
I will link this to:Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable