One of my favorite things about the early part of summer is the arrival of the vivid colored peaches in the grocery stores and farmers markets.
Originating from China, the fragrant aroma and velvet skin of peaches hint at the juicy fruit inside; opening up our summer time recipes to peach cobbler, honey fruit salads and now, our special Peach Blossom White tea. This Chinese white peony tea is full of vitamins and antioxidants resulting in numerous health benefits from improving the cardiovascular system to protecting skin from UV radiation exposure. Blended with peaches and various blossoms, this healing tea has a strong floral aroma with a delicate fruity flavor to the light golden colored brew.
Peach Blossom White tea's fantastic flavor makes it a great choice for iced teas or even to freeze into summertime frozen treats.
I made mini iced treats for my little boys, using fresh watermelon. They were a quick, healthy and fresh way to enjoy this tea.
Peach Blossom Watermelon Ice Flowers
-Make a small cup of Peach Blossom White tea hot. I made a 12oz cup of tea using 1 TBSP of tea leaves steeped for 3 minutes.
-Blend 2 parts fresh watermelon in large chunks to 1 part hot Peach Blossom White tea
-Strain mixture into ice/popsicle tray of your choice (or use a plastic cup)
-Freeze & Enjoy!
Cheers to the beginning of a beautiful summer!