Iced Peach Sweet Tea Latte

After telling the tale of mine and Brady’s adventure to the Porter Peach Festival, I had a hankering for something peachy. So I went into the pantry to see what I could conjure up spontaneously.

Behold! I discovered that my bottle of peach syrup had survived the move to Oklahoma. In the last panicked hours of move-out day, John had taken on the job of cleaning out the pantry. He’s one of those people that is ruthless when going through things (I, on the other hand, like to keep everything),  so this bottle of random flavored syrup in my new home was a happy surprise, indeed.

So, I had my main ingredient. A very quick and easy drink vision filled my mind. Packed with ripe summer peach flavor… southern sweet tea…an Iced Peach Sweet Tea Latte! So simple, I can hardly call this a recipe.

I began by brewing some black tea (I used English Breakfast) in hot water. You can use two tea bags if you’d like the tea to be stronger.

Next, I frothed some milk. I love, love, love my Nespresso milk frother. You can either froth cold milk for cold drinks or steam milk for hot drinks. The blue light indicates that there’s cold milk a’frothing!

Ooh, professional! If you don’t have a milk frother, you can just use cold milk.

Add ice in a tall glass. Aren’t mason jars adorable?

Fill it about 2/3 up with tea…

…add a little or big splash of peach syrup and stir. Maybe since it’s sugar-free peach syrup, it will offset all of the Bluebell icecream I’ve been eating all summer.

Top with frothed milk and spoon on some of the thick frothiness.

I garnished my tea latte with some fresh mint from my California-grown mint plant from our previous and beloved front porch. A souvenir from my past life.

Seriously, this photo go could in a museum. Dutch Impressionism? I’m proud of my amateur photography skills.

"Still Life with Fruit, 1871-72" by Gustave Courbet Painting Print on Canvas Trademark Fine Art Size: 18" H x 24" W x 2" D

“Still Life with Fruit, 1871-72” by Gustave.

I’m just saying, there’s some resemblance.

Add some nice weather and a great book and you’ve got yourself a lovely afternoon. I couldn’t help it, Tea with Isabel looks so pretty in this photo. Peach Tea with Isabel… come on. It’s perfect.

Ingredients

1 or 2 black tea bags (depending on desired tea flavor and caffeine)

Approximately 1 cup hot water

1 cup milk

Splash of peach syrup (to taste)

Mint for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brew tea bags in about a cup of hot water.
  2. Froth some cold milk in a milk frother. Use the cold milk setting. (If you don’t have a milk frother, you can skip this step.)
  3. Fill a glass with ice.
  4. Fill about 2/3 with tea.
  5. Add desired amount of peach syrup.
  6. Top with cold milk and stir. Top with froth.
  7. Garnish with mint.

 

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