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Peach Iced Tea

Author: Jee Choe
Refreshing peach iced tea with Earl Grey and English breakfast tea.
4.8 from 25 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Yield4 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.
  • 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.

NUTRITION

Calories: 51 | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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