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Peach Sun Tea with Monk Fruit Simple Syrup

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.

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Iced Chai Tea Make At Home Recipe

I love iced chai tea and I have a wonderful easy recipe to share. Save money and make it at home.

Two Ingredients:

  • Chai Tea Bags (I like the one by Stash)
  • Flavored Coffee Creamer, preferably Vanilla. (I love this one from Aldi)

I brew the tea. I have an electric teapot. I brew enough to fill this vintage pitcher I picked up at a thrift store. I love it! It’s perfect for three teabags filled with water.

I brew it and put it in the fridge until I’m ready then I pour it over ice almost to the top leaving room for a generous splash of creamer.

Pour in creamer, you can stop there or kick it up a notch.

Add whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yum! Perfect for a hot summer day!