Peach Iced Tea

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Learn how to make a small batch of Sweet Peach Iced Tea to enjoy all year long. By using fresh peaches, you can create a homemade simple syrup that will turn brewed tea into the best peach tea ever!

homemade peach iced tea with simple syrup in glasses.
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Why You’ll Love It

Nothing is as refreshing as a tall glass of southern peach tea on a hot summer day. It’s loaded with fresh fruit flavor that just screams summer. With this easy recipe, you can enjoy sweet peach tea any time you like!

This recipe mixes peach juice with sugar and water to create a homemade peach syrup that tastes out of this world!

Peach sweet tea is the perfect beverage for a large gathering, but it’s also great to sip on all year long. While it’s usually enjoyed during the summer months, once you learn how to make the easy peach mixture, it will be your non-alcoholic drink of choice!

view of peaches in beverage container.

Ingredients

  • family size black tea bags – use green tea, earl grey, herbal tea, white tea, or any type you wish
  • fresh ripe peaches – real peaches work best in this recipe, but use frozen if fresh fruit is not in season
  • white cane sugar – substitute honey, maple syrup, agave, or any type of sweetener preffered
  • water and ice cubes – the colder the better!
ingredients needed for peach iced tea.

Steeping the Tea

  • Start by bringing 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add 4 family size black tea bags or any type desired to the pan and take off of heat.
  • Steep tea for 5 minutes, then put in the refrigerator to cool down to room temperature.
black tea brewing in a measuring cup.

How to Make Peach Syrup

  • As the tea steeps, dice the fruit into chunks. Keep the peelings on because they add flavor to the recipe.
  • Add the diced fruit to a skillet with 3 cups of water and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. If you like less sugar, feel free to use whatever amount of sugar or artificial sweeteners you wish.
  • Set the skillet on medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Let simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Turn heat off and break up the fruit with a potato masher or fork. This releases the best flavor, especially when using real fruit.
  • Cover the skillet and let fruit set for 30 minutes, giving it a quick stir from time to time. At the end of 30 minutes, remove large chunks of fruit pulp with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.
  • Pour contents of the skillet into a colander or fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Pour the simple syrup into a jar or bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.

How to Make Peach Iced Tea

  • Pour the tea from the refrigerator into a large pitcher or container. Add 8 cups of water and 1 cup of ice.
  • Stir in at least 2 cups of the syrup and taste to see if it needs more. I like to use all of the syrup in mine, which is usually about 3 cups.
  • You’re sweetening about 1 gallon of liquid, so you need more sweetener than you think. Refrigerate any remaining syrup to use later.
  • Pour over tall glasses of ice and enjoy!
beverage container and glasses full of peach iced tea.

Save The Fruit Pulp

Save the fruit pulp and use it to spread on toast or make Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler and Homemade Peach Ice Cream! It also tastes great stirred into yogurt, oatmeal or cereal the next morning.

I like to add a little bit of the fruit pulp back to the individual glasses to add an extra boost of fruity flavor to each drink! That’s my secret ingredient and what most folks love about this recipe!

peach pulp left behind after cooking peaches.
Fruit pulp tastes great on toast!

Variations

Fruity peach teas can be dressed up for special occasions by adding other ingredients! Try these different variations when making this refreshing drink…

  • Raspberry – add raspberries for a unique twist
  • Ginger – grate fresh ginger into the pitcher for extra flavor
  • Mint – add fresh mint to each glass for a hint of herbs
  • Cinnamon – the warmth of cinnamon pairs well with this recipe
  • Lemonade – try adding peach syrup to Iced Tea Lemonade
  • Bourbon – a touch of bourbon makes this fruity tea delightful

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve this drink in tall glasses that are rimmed with peach slices.
  • Add a spoonful of fruit pulp to each glass and give it a stir.
  • Add fresh herbs like basil, mint or rosemary as a garnish.
peaches on rims of mason jars.

Recipe FAQS

Is peach tea better hot or cold?

You can serve peach tea both hot or cold, but I prefer it on ice. The fruity flavor comes through stronger when it’s served cold.

What are some restaurants that serve peach tea?

You can find peach tea at Starbucks, Olive Garden and Sonic Drive In. Chic Filet has featured a beverage on their menu called White Tea Peach Lemonade. It’s a very popular drink! There are also many brands of peach tea available at the grocery store such as Lipton, Snapple and Bigelow.

Is peach tea good for you?

If you leave out the sugar, peaches are high in potassium which is known to stabilize electrolytes and lower blood pressure.

glasses rimmed with peaches.

Storage & Freezing

Store tea in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. You can store the syrup in the fridge for up to one week if you have any left over.

This beverage can be frozen and used at a later date. Pour it in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator several days before serving.

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homemade peach iced tea with simple syrup in glasses.

Peach Iced Tea

Learn how to make a batch of Peach Iced Tea with homemade peach simple syrup. It makes the best peach sweet tea ever!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 145kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

Steeping Tea

  • 4 family size tea bags
  • 2 cups water

Peach Simple Syrup

  • 6 fresh peaches
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups sugar

Peach Iced Tea

  • 8 cups water
  • ice as needed

Instructions

Steeping Tea

  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add 4 family size black tea bags or any type desired to the pan and take off of heat.
  • Steep tea for 5 minutes, then put in the refrigerator to cool down to room temperature.

Peach Simple Syrup

  • Dice 6 fresh peaches into chunks. Keep the peelings on because they add flavor to the recipe.
  • Add the diced fruit to a skillet with 3 cups of water and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. If you like less sugar, feel free to use whatever amount of sugar or artificial sweeteners you wish.
  • Set the skillet on medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Let simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Turn heat off and break up the fruit with a potato masher or fork. This releases the best flavor, especially when using real fruit.
  • Cover the skillet and let fruit set for 30 minutes, giving it a quick stir from time to time. At the end of 30 minutes, remove large chunks of fruit pulp with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.
  • Pour contents of the skillet into a colander or fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Pour the simple syrup into a jar or bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.

Peach Iced Tea

  • Pour the tea from the refrigerator into a large pitcher or container. Add 8 cups of water and 1 cup of ice.
  • Stir in at least 2 cups of the syrup and taste the tea to see if it needs more. I like to use all of the syrup in mine, which is usually about 3 cups.
  • You’re sweetening about 1 gallon of tea and water, so you need more sweetener than you think. Refrigerate any remaining syrup to use later.
  • Pour tea over tall glasses or mason jars filled with ice. Serve with a peach slice on the rim.

Notes

  • Serve this drink in tall glasses that are rimmed with peach slices.
  • Add a spoonful of fruit pulp to each glass and give it a stir.
  • Add fresh herbs like basil, mint or rosemary as a garnish.
  • Save the peach pulp to make other recipes like Peach Cobbler and Homemade Ice Cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 0.01g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.02mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this delicious peach tea recipe! I have been looking for one for a long time. Can’t wait to sip on this on my back porch.

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