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Now that it's officially summer, make up a batch of minty ginger peach tea for you and your family to enjoy. It's so refreshing to drink when the mercury rises on a hot day.
What are some health benefits of ginger?
- helps with nausea. (pregnancy, sea sickness)
- improves blood circulation.
- helps treat cases of indigestion.
How do you peel fresh ginger?
Just scrape off the root's skin with the edge of a spoon. Alternatively, use a paring knife or veggie peeler.
What is the best way to store fresh ginger root?
- Place the root in a plastic sandwich bag. (Keep the skin on the root to help it last longer.)
- Push out all the excess air and seal tightly.
- Store in the crisper drawer of the fridge for up to one month.
How to Make
Gather the ingredients; black tea bags, fresh mint, peaches, ginger root, lemon juice and sugar.
Start with making a simple syrup by dissolving sugar in boiling water.
Add the flavorings: fresh mint leaves, diced peach, sugar, sliced ginger and the simple syrup into the pot along with 4 bags.
Pour boiling water into the pot and allow the tea to steep. Cover and steep for 7 minutes.
- Finish the infusing. Remove bags, then cover and let the ingredients steep another 18 minutes.
- Strain. Keep the peaches and ginger, but discard the mint.
- Stir in the lemon juice and refrigerate. This drink tastes best cold.
- Prep the garnishes. Cut up a few slices of peach, and rinse the mint leaves.
- Assemble the drink. In a 16 fl. oz. glass, pour in 1 ½ cups of cold tea. Add ⅓ cup of peaches. Stir then garnish with two slices, ice cubes and a mint sprig.
If you enjoy the taste of a ripe peach and tingly spiciness of ginger, plus the refreshing taste of mint, you'll definitely want to give this recipe a try.
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Minty ginger peach tea is a refreshing summer drink with the wonderful flavors of mint and peach. It’s easy to make a big batch for a crowd of kids or teens. Enjoy this sweet and fruity Southern drink this summer!
- 8 cups filtered water (1.89 liters)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (198g)
- 2 cups fresh peaches, finely diced (roughly two large peaches)
- 3 inches ginger root, peeled and sliced
- ¼-⅓ cup fresh mint leaves, rinsed
- 4 family-size black tea bags
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from one large lemon)
- 1 cup fresh peaches, diced and pureed (optional)
- ice cubes (optional)
- two thin peach slices for garnish
- mint leaves for garnish
Making the Sugar Syrup
- Pour 8 cups of filtered water into a three-quart pot. Cover and bring to a rolling boil.
- While the water is boiling, dice up the peaches, peel and slice the ginger, and rinse the mint.
- Once the water is boiling, add the sugar and stir until it's completely dissolved. This will be the sugar syrup.
Making the Drink
- Mix the diced fresh peaches, mint, and sliced ginger into the sugar syrup.
- In the same pot, submerge four black tea bags, but keep the strings on the outside of the pot for easy removal. Cover and let steep for 7 minutes, then promptly remove the bags. Cover the pot again and let everything steep for another 18 minutes to infuse the flavors.
- While it is steeping, dice and puree one large peach. Set it aside in a medium bowl.
- Once it has infused, strain the ingredients from the tea by slowly pouring it through a sieve set over a serving pitcher.
- Separate the peach and put in a bowl. Discard the mint.
- Stir in the lemon juice and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours in the fridge (or 1 hour in the freezer if you're in a hurry).
Assembling a Glass
- Pour 1 ½ cups (12 fluid ounces) of tea into a 16-ounce glass. Add ⅓ cup of diced steeped peaches for garnish and added flavor, and the optional ¼ cup of puree. The puree makes the drink look cloudy, but will add more fruit to your drink.
- Stir and garnish with two thin peach slices, a sprig of mint, and two ice cubes. Resist the urge to fill up your glass with ice, since it will dilute the drink's delicate flavor. Make sure the tea is cold before you pour into a glass. Serve with a straw.
- Category: Beverage
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: ginger peach tea, iced tea, peach tea