Peach Iced Tea with Earl Grey & English Breakfast

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

Best Homemade Peach Iced Tea

Ahhhh, 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!

I tested out this recipe using so many different methods and the best way to extract the peach flavor was from cooking peach puree for a few minutes. Cooking it down, just as I did with my raspberry iced tea, then straining out, really deepened the peach flavor.

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Best Tea for Peach Iced Tea

There’s something extra special about this peach iced tea recipe. Instead of using a basic black tea, I’m using a blend of Earl Grey and English Breakfast.

The citrus flavor from the Earl Grey with the blend of black teas pairs so well with the peaches.

I learned this little tea-blend trick from my friend Emily who’s from Newcastle, England. She and her mom drink tea by combining two tea bags in one cup — Earl Grey and English Breakfast. I tried it as soon as she recommended it and it was SO GOOD!

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Peach iced tea in glass and pitcher

Why You’ll Love This Peach Iced Tea Recipe

  • Made with fresh peaches, which taste so much better than peach flavored tea bags.
  • Recipe was tested numerous times to extract the best peach taste.
  • Makes 1 quart (4 cups), which is great for an iced tea serving for two.
  • Perfectly sweetened so you can taste the peaches and the tea.

Is there Caffeine in Peach Iced Tea?

Yes, there’s black tea in the Earl Grey and English Breakfast which contain caffeine.

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What I Used to Make This Peach Iced Tea

peach iced tea in glasses with ice

How to Make Peach Iced Tea

Steep tea sachets in hot water.

To make sure your tea isn’t too bitter, I suggest using an electric kettle to set the water temperature to correctly brew the tea. It really makes a difference in how tea tastes if you steep it in the right temperature water.

Heat water to 190°F and steep one Earl Grey tea sachet and two English Breakfast tea sachets for 5 minutes directly in the pitcher. Discard tea sachets and let tea cool while you make the peach simple syrup.

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diced peaches for peach iced tea

Make peach simple syrup.

By testing a bunch of different methods, I found that making a peach simple syrup was the best way to make peach iced tea.

Puree the peach and 1 cup of water in a mini blender with some water to create a shortcut so there’s less time cooking on the stovetop.

cooking peach puree for peach iced tea

In a saucepan, combine 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.

cooked peach puree

The peach simple syrup is ready to be strained.

straining out peach solids for peach iced tea

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

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combining tea and peach simple syrup in a pitcher

Combine tea and peach simple syrup.

Pour peach simple syrup into the tea.

pouring peach iced tea into a glass with ice

Pour peach iced tea into cups filled with ice.

Garnish with thinly sliced peach wedges.

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.
 
 
peach iced tea recipe
 
Peach Iced Tea

Peach Iced Tea

Yield: Makes 4 cups

Refreshing peach iced tea with Earl Grey and English Breakfast blend.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Steep tea sachets in hot water.
    Heat water to 190°F and steep one tea sachet of Earl Grey and two tea sachets of English Breakfast for 5 minutes directly in the pitcher. Discard tea sachets and let tea cool.
  2. Make peach simple syrup.
    Puree diced peaches and 1 cup water in a mini blender.
    In a saucepan, combine peach puree, sugar, and 1/2 cup of water. Over medium-high heat, let it come to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Filter out solids using a mesh strainer. Cool peach simple syrup.
  3. Combine tea and peach simple syrup.
    Pour peach simple syrup into the pitcher with tea.
  4. Pour peach iced tea into cups filled with ice.
    Garnish with thinly sliced peach wedges.

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