Peach-Thyme Iced Tea


Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen


  • 1/2 cup honey (plus 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 cup water (2 cups at room temperature, 6 cups boiling)
  • 6 cups fresh or frozen peaches, sliced
  • 10 regular-sized black tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 9 ounces bourbon, optional
  • Thyme sprigs and lemon slices, for garnish


1. Place honey, chopped thyme, room-temperature water and 4 cups of the peaches in a pan. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Stir and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer, pressing solids to extract juices.

2. Place tea bags and remaining 2 cups peaches in a 3-quart heatproof pitcher. Add boiling water; let steep 15 minutes. Discard tea bags. Stir in lemon juice, peach syrup and bourbon, if desired. Serve over ice. Garnish with thyme sprigs and lemon slices.

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  • Yield: 6

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 168
Fat per serving: 0g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Fiber per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 44g
Sodium per serving: 1mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Calcium per serving: 13mg

Good to Know

You’ll need about 8 medium fresh peaches to get the 6 cups of slices in this recipe.