Peach Iced Tea from Scratch

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Perfectly sweet and delicious homemade peach iced tea recipe made with fresh peaches, and a tasty blend of Earl Grey and English breakfast teas.

Peach iced tea in a cup with peach slices.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Peach iced tea is a refreshing peach flavored iced tea. This recipe is made with fresh peaches, creating a peach syrup from scratch. Making peach syrup from scratch makes the drink so much tastier than using peach flavored tea bags.
  • A flavorful iced tea is made by combining Earl Grey and English breakfast tea. (A great tip — thanks, Emily!)
  • This recipe uses brewed tea that is cooled down, but you can also use cold brew tea.

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Ingredient Notes

Peach iced tea ingredients.
  • Earl Grey tea sachet: Loose tea or tea bags can be used but recommend tea sachets since they’re easy to clean up and contain better quality tea than tea bags.
  • English breakfast tea sachets: You can also use Assam tea sachets which are sometimes sold as English breakfast.
  • Water: Use filtered water if possible since it’ll make your iced tea taste better.
  • Peaches: Fresh peaches would work the best, but you can use frozen peaches if you can’t find fresh.
  • Sugar: Use any sweetener you like but I like regular, granulated sugar.
  • Ice: Make ice cubes using filtered water if possible.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Tea steeping in a pitcher.

Step 1: Steep tea sachets in hot water.

Discard tea sachets and let tea cool.

Peaches in a blender cup.

Step 2: Make a peach puree by blending diced peaches and water.

Peach puree in a sauce pan.

Step 3: Heat peach puree and sugar on the stovetop.

Straining peach syrup into a jar.

Step 4: Strain out solids and let cool. This is the peach syrup that gets added to the cooled down tea.

Pouring peach syrup into tea.

Step 5: Combine cooled down peach syrup and tea.

Pouring peach tea into a cup with ice.

Step 5: Pour peach iced tea into cups with ice.

Expert Tips

  • Garnish peach iced tea with thinly sliced peach wedges. Line cups with a couple of peach wedges, fill cup with ice, then pour in iced tea.
  • Any black tea will work great for this peach iced tea. You can use just Earl Grey or English breakfast tea.
  • Try experimenting with different types of tea! An oolong tea or a green tea would go really well with peach.
  • Don’t want to make peach syrup from scratch? Use store-bought peach juice! Add 2 cups of peach juice to the pitcher with tea. 
  • Make sure your pitcher can handle high heat if you’re steeping tea directly in it.
  • Instead of pureeing the peaches, you can dice them into small pieces and mash them in the saucepan. Cook on the stovetop 10 minutes longer if you do this. I puree the peaches to shorten the cooking time on the stove.
  • The drink already is sweetened but if you want to add more, use simple syrup to make sure it fully mixes in with the iced tea.
  • Peach iced tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Add ice to the cups instead of in the pitcher with the iced tea so that the iced tea doesn’t get watered down.

Questions You May Have

Can I make this with just English breakfast tea?

Yup! You can use any black tea you like.

Is there caffeine in this drink?

Yes, there’s caffeine in black tea in the Earl Grey and English breakfast tea.

What’s the difference between loose tea, tea sachets, and tea bags?

Loose tea is the best quality, then tea sachets, followed by tea bags, which contain the lowest quality tea. I’m using tea sachets in this recipe since it’s easier to use (less mess) than loose tea.

I want to use loose tea instead, how much do I use?

Replace the tea sachets with 1 tablespoon of loose English breakfast and 1 ½ teaspoons of Earl Grey.

Peach iced tea in a pitcher and in a cup.

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4.82 from 27 votes

Peach Iced Tea

By: Jee Choe
Refreshing peach iced tea with Earl Grey and English breakfast tea.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients 

Iced Tea

Peach Syrup

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups diced peaches
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Instructions 

MAKE TEA

  • Boil water.
    Heat 2 cups filtered water to 190°F if using an electric kettle with a temperature setting. If heating water on the stovetop, bring water to a simmer then turn off heat and let cool a couple of minutes.
  • Put tea sachets into a pitcher and add hot water. Steep for 5 minutes.
  • Discard tea sachets and let tea cool.
    Set aside. Cool tea in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

MAKE PEACH SYRUP

  • Blend diced peaches and 1 ½ cups of water in a mini blender.
    Dice the peaches so it blends quickly and evenly.
  • Heat peach puree and sugar on the stovetop.
    Bring it to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Strain peach syrup. Let cool.
    Filter out solids using a mesh strainer.

ASSEMBLE DRINK

  • Combine peach syrup and tea.
    Both peach syrup and tea should be cooled down when combined.
  • Pour peach iced tea into cups with ice.
    Add thinly sliced peach wedges as optional garnish.

Notes

  • Garnish peach iced tea with thinly sliced peach wedges. Line cups with a couple of peach wedges, fill cup with ice, then pour in peach iced tea.
  • To replace tea sachets with loose tea, use 1 tablespoon of loose English breakfast and 1 ½ teaspoons of Earl Grey.
  • Any black tea will work great for this peach iced tea. You can use just Earl Grey or English breakfast tea.
  • Don’t want to make peach syrup from scratch? Use store-bought peach juice! Add 2 cups of peach juice to the pitcher with tea. 
  • Make sure your pitcher can handle high heat if you’re steeping tea directly in it.
  • Instead of pureeing the peaches, you can dice them into small pieces and mash them in the saucepan. Cook on the stovetop 10 minutes longer if you do this. I puree the peaches to shorten the cooking time on the stove.
  • The drink already is sweetened but if you want to add more, use simple syrup to make sure it fully mixes in with the iced tea.
  • Peach iced tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Add ice to the cups instead of in the pitcher with the iced tea so that the iced tea doesn’t get watered down.

Nutrition

Calories: 51Carbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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4 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    If you do not finish the peach syrup in a few days time, try freezing it in an ice cube container–then you can just pop one out when you need it.

  2. 5 stars
    This was really good! My daily morning tea is a mix of Earl Grey and Assam, so I love the idea of adding peach to it.