How To Make Homemade Peach Iced Tea
Heres the equipment youll need:
First, well make the Peach Simple Syrup.
Start by removing the skin from the peaches.
Slice peaches thin, discarding the pit.
Next, add peaches, 1 cup water, and 1 cup granulated sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Crush the peaches and let simmer for 10 min.
Remove from heat, cover, and let infuse until a syrup develops be sure to stir occasionally.
Once the syrup is completed bring 8-9 cups of water to a boil over the stovetop.
Pour the peach simple syrup through a fine-mesh sieve, into a measuring cup.
Be sure to place your measuring cup UNDER the sieve I can say without shame, Ive dumped simple syrup all over the counter multiple times ?
Now, youll end up with the peaches without the juice. SAVE THESE FOR LATER!
Over ice cream, its delightful
Steep tea bags 4-5 mins then remove.
Place in fridge to chill.
After the syrup is completed pour into tea and stir together.
This is one of those syrups youll make over and over, and find 4000 uses for!
Its so so yummy.
How Is This Peach Iced Tea Naturally Sweetened
Most of the common iced tea recipes require either cane sugar/syrup, brown sugar, honey or maple syrup. With this recipe I wanted to go for a natural sweetener and decided to use medjool dates. To incorporate that sweetness into the tea you can either add them when simmering your peaches or add them when steeping the black tea. Personally, I find that peaches add a fair amount of sweetness on their own, so instead of simmering the dates, I just steeped them with the black tea. This tones down he sweetness of the tea and has the added benefit of allowing you to retain the beautiful fresh peach colors.
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Wednesday 1st of May 2019
I adore all of the flavors in this dish, so fresh and yummy!
Jennifer A Stewart
Monday 24th of July 2017
I love me some tea! I am not a coffee drinker so this is how I get my caffeine in the am. And all day long. Switching to tea also helped me get off soda. The addition of the peaches has me longing to be in South Georgia again where the peaches are so ripe and sweet!
Monday 24th of July 2017
That looks so refreshing! It’s really awesome to make your own iced tea during the summer! Love how easy it is to make and peach has always been so good with tea!
Monday 24th of July 2017
This recipe looks perfectly refreshing for summer and so easy to make! Will definitely give this a try on the weekend!
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Peach Iced Tea Variations:
Diet Peach Tea use a granulated sweetener of your choice in place of the sugar. I recommend allulose, as it dissolves exactly as sugar does. However, if you dont have any on hand, erythritol or Splenda can also be used.
Olive Gardens Bellini Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea To make Peach Raspberry Iced Tea, use a combination of peach syrup and raspberry syrup in the tea. Find peach syrup online or make your own by simmering 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 1 lb raspberries for 30 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer without pressing down on the berries.
How to make peach tea with canned peaches Prepare a simple syrup with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water by bringing it to a boil and letting it simmer on low for 3 minutes. Let cool then add a 15oz can of peaches that have been pureed in a blender. Add peach syrup to tea to taste.
Peach Tea Lemonade Add fresh lemon juice to taste after combining the tea and peach syrup.
Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea For a copycat Starbucks Peach Green Tea, use green tea bags instead of black tea.
Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade use green tea and add fresh lemon juice to taste
Ginger Peach Tea For a Peach Ginger Tea, add 1-2 thin slices of fresh ginger to the peach syrup when simmering
Mango Peach Tea For a Peach Mango Tea, substitute the flesh of 1 mango for one of the peaches and simmer to make the syrup.
Peach Oolong Tea use Oolong tea bags.
How Do You Properly Steep Tea
The time for steeping the tea bags will depend on your personal preference and how strong you want the tea but here is a general guide. If you like your tea bitter and strong, steep the tea for a few minutes longer than indicated.
- Black tea bag Steep for 4-5 minutes.
- Green tea bag Steep for 3-4 minutes.
NOTE: If you use tea leaves, we use this to steep the leaves in the pot with the peaches.
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What Is Peach Iced Tea Made Of
Peach iced tea is really easy to make once you learn how to make homemade simple syrup. These are the basic ingredients of homemade peach iced tea
- Peach Simple Syrup or Peach Puree: Simple syrup is just water heated with sugar. Pureeing a peach in there makes it peach flavored!
- Learning how to make simple syrup is a great tool to have in your tool bag. Its SUPER easy to make and you can make a bajillion beverage combinations with just a few syrups.
Combine The Peach Iced Tea
Remove the tea bags/parcel from the tea and then add the syrup, stirring well. If youre serving it all immediately, then add ice directly to the jug. Otherwise, I recommend adding the ice to individual glasses so you dont water down the entire batch of peach iced tea.
Optionally add some extra peach slices and herbs for serving.
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Do I Have To Blend My Peaches And Water
I prefer the blending method and when I say blending I mean like one-second pulse and thats it. This method will help you save time and will yield the most flavorful peach syrup ever.
But if you want to just boil your peaches, water, and sugar together you can. Make sure to chop your peaches into small chunks then boil the mixture for 15 minutes before letting it cool down fully then straining.
I Grew Up On Sweet Tea
I’ve been a sweet tea fan forever! My dad was the tea fan in my house while my mom hated it. How can you hate tea? Sometimes I wonder if she is really from the south but that’s another post for another time.
I really like tea anyway, sweet, hot, cold, lemon, but this peach takes the cake. It’s the perfect summer drink and I plan to be sitting pull side with a big glass in my hand later today.
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How To Make Peach Syrup For Tea
To make peach syrup for iced tea, combine sugar, water, and sliced peaches in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then let simmer on low for 15-20 minutes, occasionally pressing on the peaches with a wooden spoon to break them up.
Let the peaches and syrup cool, then strain through a fine mesh strainer. Pressing too firmly on the peaches will cause the syrup to be cloudy. The strained peaches can be reserved to served over oatmeal, ice cream, or on top of a goat cheese crostini
Pour the peach simple syrup into a bottle or jar and refrigerate until chilled or up to a week.
Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
This homemade Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade recipe is super easy to make at home. And its just as tasty as a refreshing peach green tea from Starbucks.
With just a few ingredients from the store, you can enjoy making this Starbucks iced green tea all summer-long.
First, let me give you a few inside tips on how Starbucks makes this drink so you can make the perfect peach green tea lemonade right in your own kitchen.
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How To Prepare Peach Iced Tea
- In a medium sized saucepan add 3 cups of water and sliced, cored peaches. Simmer over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until peaches have softened.
- Puree with a hand mixer or blend in a high speed blender. Strain and add about 3 cups of cold water. Set aside to cool down.
- Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add black tea and medjool dates. Let steep for about 5-10 minutes
- Once tea has cooled down, remove dates, add lemon, mix with peach juice and transfer into a jug.
- Serve over ice with fresh peaches and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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How Do You Make Peach Iced Tea From Scratch
This peach tea recipe is a true classic. For a more robust flavor, use peaches in season. The trick is to wait until they are very ripe. Thats when they are sweet, juicy, and most flavorful.
In addition to brewing your favorite black tea, all you need to do is add pureed peaches to the brew.
You might be tempted to use a low-quality supermarket tea, but don’t do it. You’ll be disappointed with the results. Even though fruit is added, you still taste the tea.
You also might be tempted to use store-bought peach nectar as a shortcut or store-bought peach juice instead of fresh pureed peaches. Maybe you think no one will know you added store-bought juice, but you’re cheating yourself from all the delicious flavor and nutrients gained from using fresh and whole foods. The more food is processed, the more nutrients are lost.
I like to use a Nilgiri or Ceylon black tea blend. Nilgiri and Ceylon teas yield bright and brisk liquors. A light and smooth black tea blended perfectly for iced tea, which is what is intended. Nilgiri high mountain teas tend to be very forgiving – they do not turn bitter if over-brewed.
The art of the brew is learning how to balance these flavors just right. The fruit flavor should complement the tea flavor and not overpower it.
- Use fruits in season. They are usually tastier, fresher, and more nutritious.
- Don’t use poor-quality tea. Always use the freshest and best quality tea you can afford.
- Add lemon juice.
Why lemon juice?
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Making Tea With Flavored Simple Syrup
Try Some Of My Other Favorite Drink Recipes:
Sparkling Berry Lemonade – This Sparkling Berry Lemonade is so refreshing and makes the best recipe for summer. We love serving it at backyard BBQs or sip on it by the pool.
Cherry Limeade – My favorite summertime drink! If you need me during the heat of the summer you can find me sipping this Cherry Limeade poolside!
Frosted Lemonade – The PERFECT summer drink! This Frosted Lemonade is amazing and you only need two ingredients. The perfect drink to beat the heat.
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How To Make Peach Sweet Tea
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If I like the Iced Mango Tea , I think like this Peach Tea even more. Talk about refreshment on a hot day!
The trick I learned since starting to play with fruity tea recipes is that it works best if we add just a tiny bit of honey or sugar to the fruit and water while we bring it to a boil. This brings out the natural sweetness and great flavor of the fruit. I wondered if this might make the tea too sweet for my liking . But I find it to be just right. On the other hand, my husband , doesnt mind drinking this tea as-is, without any added sugar beyond the tiny bit of honey I add to the fruit during the boiling process.
Experiment with this and see if you can also cut down on the sugar by letting the fruit do the job naturally!
Clingstone Vs Freestone Peaches
The early part of the season produces Clingstone Peaches. Then the Semi-Freestone peaches are ready to be harvested. Finally, the Freestone peaches are collected.
Basically, Freestone refers to a peach with a stone easily removed from the flesh. The flesh is not attached to the stone and doesn’t need to be cut to free the stone. Freestone varieties are best for making homemade peach tea when removal of the stone is done by hand.
Clingstone refers to a peach with a stone not easily removed from the flesh. The flesh is attached strongly to the stone and must be cut to free the stone from the peach.
Clingstone varieties tend to be more tender and juicy throughout. Sometimes they are preferred for jams and general eating. They make delicious peach iced tea.
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Iced Tea Cooking Tips And Tricks
What if I like my tea really strong? If you like your tea stronger, you can do that one of two ways. You can add more tea bags, or you can allow your tea bags to steep longer. Just make sure DO NOT SQUEEZE your tea bags. This will cause the tea to be bitter
Can I make this without added sugar?Yeppers, you sure can! If you want to make your peach tea without added sugar, just make sure to puree some peaches and then add those to the steeping tea.
Why is my tea watery? If your tea tastes water that can be one of a few things. You couldve not put enough tea bags for the amount of water. Or you couldve not let your tea cool down enough before adding your ice cubes. That will definitely make for some watery tea.
Homemade Peach Green Tea
Come summers and all we want is lots n lots of chilled refreshing drinks and for those of us wholove tea & fruit, this is the perfect season.
There is an abundance of a different variety of fruits in the market and many of them when mixed with tea, results in great flavors.
So, today, Im sharing my recipe for a refreshing Homemade Peach Green Tea.
homemade peach green tea
Its made using lush, ripe peaches, green tea, honey, lemon juice and ice.
homemade peach green tea
Once combined with water, it gives this brilliant orange color and tastes absolutely delicious.
The addition of lemon drops, along with honey, helps accentuate the peach flavor and makes the tea even more healthy.
You can use regular black tea as well instead of green tea however just remember to simmer less as a black tea if simmered for longer gives a bitter taste.
If youre vegan, you can replace honey with any other natural sweetener and enjoy the same.
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Cold Brew Peach Iced Tea
Cool off with a refreshing glass of this cold brew peach iced tea. Learn the secret trick to making homemade iced tea that has a smooth and crisp taste, with no bitterness!
Is there any better way to cool down in the summertime than with a cold glass of iced tea? No, no there is not.
Iced tea is one of those drinks that I just crave during the summer months. Theres nothing more enjoyable than sitting outside, enjoying the sunny weather and sipping on a glass of iced tea. The best part is, homemade iced tea is SO easy to make, and its one of the healthiest drinks you can have. If youre feeling extra peachy serve this up alongside some Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler.