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Peach Basil Tea

Ingredients

  • 3 orange pekoe tea bags
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 1/2 cups peach nectar (canned in the juice section)
  • 1/4 cup chilled simple syrup*

* equal amounts of granulated sugar and water warmed to dissolve

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Instructions

  1. Put tea bags and basil in heatproof quart glass measure bowl. Bring water to boil and pour over tea and basil. Steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Add simple syrup. Let cool to about room temperature and add peach nectar.
  3. Remove basil leaves.
  4. Serve over ice with springs of fresh basil.

Can be made 2 to 3 days ahead and kept chilled.

Can also freeze peach slices and add as ice cube substitutes.