Peach Basil Tea
|Title:||Peach Basil Tea|
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)
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.
Add simple syrup. Let cool to about room temperature and add peach nectar. Remove basil leaves.
Can be made 2 to 3 days ahead and kept chilled
Serve over ice with springs of fresh basil.
NOTE: Can also freeze peach slices and add as ice cube substitutes.