Bring 3 cups (750ml) water and the sugar
to a boil in a pot. Add the peaches
and vanilla bean (including the seeds). Simmer
over medium heat for about 30 minutes.
Discard the vanilla bean. Pour the peaches and syrup into a blender
and puree until smooth. Strain the peach puree through a sieve
into a pitcher.
Bring 4 cups (1 liter) water to a boil in a small saucepan
. Remove from the heat, add the tea and steep
according to the package directions. Strain
to remove the tea leaves, then add the tea
to the pitcher with the peach puree. Stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold.
The pulp from the fruit may have separated from the tea during chilling, so be sure to stir it before serving. Pour over ice cubes in tall glasses and garnish
with vanilla beans.
Cook's Note: When blending hot liquids, remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor
and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse
a few times then process on high speed until smooth.