Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Peach Basil Iced Tea

With a bountiful summer harvest of fresh basil available, here's a pleasant beverage that we enjoy serving for its unusual combination of flavors.

Peach Basil Iced Tea
3 Orange Pekoe tea bags
1 c. chopped basil, loosely packed, fresh
4 c. water
4 c. Peach Nectar
1/4 c. simple syrup (dissolve 1/8 c. sugar in 1/8 c. hot water)

Place tea bags and basil in a large bowl. Bring water to a boil, pour over the basil and tea bags. Steep 5 minutes and strain. Chill. Stir in peach nectar and syrup. Enjoy this refreshing iced tea on a hot summers day

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