Chamomile-Peach Iced Tea
Have you ever heard the phrase “gilding the lily”? It means to make something that’s already really good even better. That’s what happens when you add fresh peach to iced tea. We recommend chamomile tea, which is mild enough to let the peach flavor shine. BY ADAM RIED
- 6 chamomile tea bags
- 4 cups just-boiled water
- 1.5 tablespoons honey
- 1 very ripe peach, pitted and chopped
- tiny pinch salt
- Ice cubes, for serving
Put the tea bags in the pitcher, add the boiling water, and let steep until the water is cool enough to touch, about 15 minutes. Use the spoon to remove the tea bags. Throw away or compost the tea bags.
Put 2 cups of the cooled tea, the honey, chopped peach, and salt in the blender. Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to medium to start chopping the fruit. Adjust the blender to high speed and blend until the peach is fully pureed into the tea, 30 to 60 seconds. Add the remaining 2 cups cooled tea and blend again. If you like, pour the mixture through the strainer to remove the little bits of peach skin.
Pour the tea into the glasses, add some ice cubes, and serve right away. Or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Stir well before serving.