An Old-Timey Afternoon

September 7, 2009 | By andrea | Filed in: Beverages, Morsels & Musings, Recipes.


Many scenes from life go unnoticed or are easily forgotten, so I was delighted to capture this photo of Grandpa enjoying a cool glass of peach iced tea under the shade trees while watching the youngsters playing in the yard. It’s so Norman Rockwellish, don’t you think?

The peach iced tea I am referring to is a simple and lightly fruity drink I like to make in the summertime. Many peach iced tea recipes use peach nectar mixed with black tea. peach-iced-tea1My version, however, is made by steeping Peach Black Tea made by Stash Tea Company in hot water. I make the tea double strength using 2 teabags for each 8 ounces of water. Add sugar to taste to the hot tea if you like it sweetened. Let the tea cool then pour into glasses filled with ice. Garnish each glass with a slice of fresh peach, a lemon wedge and a sprig of mint. Refreshing!

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One comment on “An Old-Timey Afternoon

  1. lori ares says:

    LOVE this picture Andrea. How did I miss sweet grandpa in the rocking chair under the shade on a sunny day? It is so Norman Rockwell, coincidence on the name even huh?