A tall glass of homemade Peach Iced Tea is the perfect, thirst-quenching refreshment on a hot summer’s day. This 3 ingredient, refreshing fruit tea recipe can be made in under 30 minutes. With lots of flavor variations, including sugar free.
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The Best Peach Iced Tea recipe!
This simple, homemade Peach Tea starts off with a beautiful, pink-hued Peach Syrup that’s bursting with the flavor of sweet, fresh peaches. The peach simple syrup is then combined with perfectly brewed tea in a pitcher, or add it individually to glasses of iced tea to taste. The perfect summer beverage!
Why you’ll LOVE this homemade Peach Tea recipe
- Ice cold and refreshing
- Amazing sweet, peach flavor
- The taste of summer in a glass
- Super easy to make
- Only 3 ingredients (plus water)
- All natural
- Perfect for picnics and barbeques
Peach Tea ingredients
- Peaches – simmered in a simple syrup to make the most amazing peach flavored syrup with a bright pink hue. Peaches with a deep red skin give the most vibrant color.
- Sugar– to make the simple syrup
- Tea – tea bags or loose tea. I’ve used black tea, but you can use green or white tea.
How to make Peach Iced Tea
- Make a peach simple syrup
- Brew tea and let cool
- Combine the two and serve over ice
How to make peach syrup for tea
To make homemade peach syrup for iced tea, combine sugar, water, and sliced peaches in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, over medium-high then let simmer on low for 15-20 minutes, stir occasionally, pressing on the peaches with a wooden spoon to break them up.
Let the peaches and syrup cool, then strain the peach mixture 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 (my fave!)
Pour the peach simple syrup into a bottle or jar and refrigerate until chilled. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Brew the tea
While the peach syrup is simmering, brew the tea. I’ve used black tea here, but you can use green, oolong, or white tea.
Boil the water and brew the tea for 3 - 5 minutes – you can brew the tea in the same saucepan that you boil the water in, or boil the water in a kettle and brew the tea in a mason jar.
- In a sauce pan: bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat, and add the tea bags to the saucepan and let brew for 3-5 minutes.
- In mason jars: boil the water, add the tea bags to the jars (I use 2 bags per jar), pour in the boiling water, and let the tea brew for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like it.
If you like your tea weaker or stronger, use less or more tea bags. However, don’t let the tea bags brew for more than 5 minutes or the tea will have a bitter taste.
Remove the tea bags, let the tea cool, then refrigerate until cold.
How to make Peach Tea
Pitcher method: Combine the chilled peach syrup and brewed tea in a pitcher, then pour over glasses of ice.
Individual glass method: Pour chilled brewed tea into glasses of ice, then let each person add peach syrup to taste.
The peach syrup or peach tea will last up to 7 days in the refrigerator.
The tea and/or syrup can be frozen. I prefer to freeze the syrup and thaw it when I want to add it to freshly brewed and chilled tea. The syrup can also be frozen in ice cube trays and thawed individually. Peach Tea can also be used to make popsicles.
If you want to cut back on chilling time, boil only half of the water and brew the tea in it. (It will be double strength at this point.) Add the remaining cold water to the brewed tea.
Peach Iced Tea Variations:
Sugar free Peach Tea – use a granulated sweetener of your choice in place of the sugar. My current fave is Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener with Erythritol.
Olive Garden’s Bellini Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea – To make Peach Raspberry Iced Tea, use a combination of peach syrup and raspberry syrup in the tea. Make raspberry syrup 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 Mango Green Tea - Substitute the flesh of 1 mango for one of the peaches and simmer to make the syrup. Use green tea instead of black.
Peach Oolong Tea – use Oolong tea bags.
White Peach Tea – use white peaches and add an optional teaspoon of vanilla.
White Peach Tea Lemonade – make the peach syrup with white peaches and add fresh lemon juice to taste after combining the tea and peach syrup.
Unsweetened Peach Tea – Peach Tea can be made without sugar. Just simmer the peaches in 1 cup of water and proceed with the recipe.
Peach Apricot Tea – substitute 3 apricots for one of the peaches when making the syrup.
Peach Mint Tea – add a handful of fresh mint leaves when brewing the tea.
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Peach Iced Tea
- Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes
- Yield: 10 glasses with ice 1x
This simple, homemade Peach Tea starts off with a beautiful, pink-hued Peach Syrup that’s bursting with the flavor of fresh, sweet peaches. The peach simple syrup is then combined with perfectly brewed tea in a pitcher, or add it individually to glasses of iced tea to taste. The perfect summer beverage!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2-3 ripe peaches, thinly sliced
- 4 tea bags (or to taste)
- 8 cups cold water
Make the peach syrup:
- Combine the 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.
- Pour the peach simple syrup into a bottle or jar and refrigerate until chilled (or up to a week).
Brew the tea:
- Boil the water and brew the tea for 3 - 5 minutes – you can brew the tea in the same saucepan that you boil the water in, or boil the water in a kettle and brew the tea in a mason jar.
(If you like your tea weaker or stronger, use less or more tea bags. However, don’t let the tea bags brew for more than 5 minutes or the tea will have a bitter taste. )
- Remove the tea bags, let the tea cool, then refrigerate until cold.
Combine the chilled peach syrup and brewed tea in a pitcher, then pour over glasses of ice. Or, pour chilled brewed tea into glasses of ice, then let each person add peach syrup to taste.
- Prep Time: 2
- plus cooling: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: beverages
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: peach, tea, iced, beverage, summer, easy
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With peaches and other stone fruits at their peak now, this is definitely a perfect recipe for them.
It is! Thanks so much, Angie!
Peach Iced Tea.... Righteous
Thanks so much, Cookie Monster!
Sounds so refreshing, Kelly! I love all the variations you give, too! I think the apricot-peach variation sounds especially lovely!
It's such an easy recipe with endless possibilities, Laura! Thanks so much!
I've been drinking a fair amount of iced tea and would love to try this! I'll bet it's so refreshing and it looks beautiful!
It is so refreshing, Susan. And I still can't get over the color of the peach syrup! Thanks so much!
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
This looks so luscious and refreshing! When I make peach iced tea, I simply add fresh peaches that only add a subtle flavour. So making peach infused syrup is such a brilliant idea - loving it!
I love how as much or little of the syrup can be added to the tea, Ben. Although sometimes I'm sure I use way too much, it's just so good. Thanks so much!
Oh yes ! my name all over it !
Thanks so much, Davorka!
I've been on a iced tea binge lately. I just can't get enough of it. Love this tea! I have peaches on the grocery list for tomorrow, so this will keep us cool during the hot week coming up. So simple and who couldn't love a glass of peach tea?
I drink iced tea every day, MJ, and adding peach syrup to it is pretty wonderful! Thanks so much!
John / Kitchen Riffs
This looks delightful -- just loaded with flavor. Really pretty, too. Thanks!
Thanks so much, John!