Peach Iced Tea from Scratch

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

Peach iced tea in a cup with glass

Peach Iced Tea from Scratch

Refreshing peach iced tea is a great drink for the summer. Instead of using a peach-flavored tea bag, go for the real thing and make it with fresh peaches!

The best way to extract the pure peach flavor is by making peach puree which gets strained and mixed with a special black tea blend of Earl Grey and English breakfast tea. (A delicious tea blend I learned from my friend Emily.)

  • Made with fresh peaches, which taste so much better than peach flavored tea bags.
  • Perfectly sweet without any overly sweet chemical flavorings.
  • Using the hot brew method to making iced tea instead of cold brew, which is quicker.

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Questions You May Have

Is there caffeine in this drink?
Yes, there’s black tea in the Earl Grey and English breakfast which contain caffeine.

Can I use loose tea instead of tea sachets?
Replace each tea sachet with 1.5 teaspoons of 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 than loose tea.

Peach Iced Tea Tips

  • Try experimenting with different types of tea! An oolong tea or a green tea would go really well with peach.
  • Make sure your pitcher can handle high heat if you’re steeping your tea directly in there.
  • Instead of pureeing the peaches, you can dice them into small pieces and mash them in the saucepan.

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peach iced tea ingredients

How to Make Peach Iced Tea

There are 2 parts to this iced tea:

  • Earl Grey and English breakfast tea
  • Peach simple syrup

MAKE TEA

STEP 1: Boil water.

Use filtered water instead of tap water for a better tasting tea.

The best way to boil water is using an electric kettle with a temperature setting. Set the water temperature to 180°F.

If heating water on the stovetop, bring water to a simmer then turn off heat and let cool a couple of minutes.

STEP 2: Put tea sachets into a pitcher and add hot water.

Into a heat-safe pitcher, put 1 Earl Grey tea sachet and 2 English Breakfast tea sachets with hot water.

STEP 3: Steep for 5 minutes.

STEP 4: Discard tea sachets and let tea cool.

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diced peaches for peach iced tea

Make peach simple syrup

STEP 5: Blend peaches and 1 cup of water in a mini blender.

I’m using a mini blender and blending up the peaches to create a shortcut so there’s less time cooking on the stovetop.

Dice the peaches so it blends quickly and evenly.

cooking peach puree for peach iced tea

STEP 6: In a saucepan, heat peach puree, sugar, and 1/2 cup of water.

cooked peach puree

Bring it to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat.

straining out peach solids for peach iced tea

STEP 7: Strain peach simple syrup. Let cool.

Filter out the solids using a mesh strainer and cool down the peach simple syrup.

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combining tea and peach simple syrup in a pitcher

STEP 8: Combine cooled down peach simple syrup and tea.

pouring peach iced tea into a glass with ice

STEP 9: Pour peach iced tea into cups filled with ice.

peach iced tea in glasses with ice

Optional: Garnish with thinly sliced peach wedges.

 
 
peach iced tea recipe
 
Peach Iced Tea

Peach Iced Tea

Yield: Makes 4 cups

Refreshing peach iced tea with Earl Grey and English breakfast tea.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Boil water.
    Heat filtered water to 180°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.
  2. Put tea sachets into a pitcher and add hot water.
  3. Steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Discard tea sachets and let tea cool.
    Set aside.
  5. Blend peaches and 1 cup of water in a mini blender.
    Dice the peaches so it blends quickly and evenly.
  6. In a saucepan, heat peach puree, sugar, and 1/2 cup of water.
    Bring it to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat.
  7. Strain peach simple syrup. Let cool.
    Filter out solids using a mesh strainer. Cool peach simple syrup.
  8. Combine cooled down peach simple syrup and tea.
  9. Pour peach iced tea into cups filled with ice.
    Optional: Garnish with thinly sliced peach wedges.

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