Vanilla Bean Peach Tea Float

4 peaches - skinned, pitted, and cut into wedges
¾ cup boiling water
¼ cup sugar
2 bags unconventional black iced tea
Fresh squeeze of lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or extract
Sparkling water
Ice cream!!!
Boil water and turn off heat. Add sugar and tea bags, cover, and steep for five minutes.
Remove tea bags and let water cool.
Puree the peach wedges. Add fresh squeeze of lemon, vanilla, and tea. Blend until smooth.
Strain the puree, pressing remaining solids to extract all juice. 
Spoon the puree into glasses. I used stemless wine glasses and this made four. 
SLOWLY cover with sparkling water (it will fizz - go SLOW!). Stir gently. 
Add a scoop of vanilla or peach ice cream.  Garnish with sprig of mint.


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