I make sun tea a lot in the summer. I thought I’d try adding some peaches this time. We also use Monk Fruit as our choice of sweetener. It’s low carb and has zero calories. It’s very sweet.
I used about a cup of frozen peaches and 8 tea bags. This is a two quart pitcher. I filled it with cold water, leaving a little room for the simple syrup.
I sat it in the sun for about six hours. Today was warm but it’s even better when it’s hot out!
While it was brewing in the sun, I made Monk Fruit Simple Syrup.
I brought one cup of water and one cup of monk fruit to a boil and then turned down to a simmer. Then I added a pinch of xanthan gum to help thicken. Stir until all is dissolved and then remove from heat.
Add The simple syrup to the tea and stir. You’ll have to test to see how much syrup you want. We use one cup for two quarts.
I like to put ice cubes in the tea that I make from tea. Freeze tea and place cubes in a bag and store in freezer. It keeps tea from tasting watered down.
The peaches gave the tea a great flavor. I’m thinking next time I’ll try raspberries.