Peach Iced Tea

July 15, 2022
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Peach Iced Tea recipe is a delicious and refreshing summer drink that you can prepare at home with just a few ingredients!

A cold peach iced tea is the most preferred one on hot summer days. Now you can make it yourself and have it any season you like. It is healthy, additive and practical, so go ahead and try this delicious recipe.

Try this cold tea recipe, which you can prepare to be suitable for keto or vegan diets. You can also make it sugar-free. Cool off on hot summer days with a glass of sweet tea. Bon Appetit!

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Taste Score: %83
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 45 mins

Tips

  • Use fresh, ripe, and sweet peaches. You can also use frozen or canned peaches.
  • Peel the peaches and mash them before adding them to the recipe. This will reduce the cooking time.
  • Add different fruits. You can add flavor to iced tea with fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, and pineapple.
  • Use high-quality leaf tea bags or loose-leaf tea.
  • Black tea is perfect for this recipe. However, you can also use green tea or white tea.
  • For stronger tea, add an extra ½ tablespoon of tea or 1 tea bag.
  • If you prefer light tea instead of strong tea, you can use fewer tea bags. Also, brew tea for less time. This makes the tea lighter.
  • Steep for 5 minutes or less to prevent the tea from getting bitter.
  • You can use any kind of sugar or sweetener.
  • Adjust the sweetness. Taste the peaches. Add in less or more sugar depending on its sweetness.
  • You can add peach liqueur to increase the peach flavor. You can use the liqueur as a sweetener instead of sugar or syrup.
  • To make unsweetened peach iced tea, you can skip adding sugar.
  • Use sweeteners like maple syrup or agave syrup to make the recipe vegan.
  • Use keto sweeteners like stevia or coconut sugar to make the recipe keto.
  • Add lemon zest, lime zest, or orange zest. This will add a citrus flavor to the recipe.
  • Add herbs such as fresh mint leaves or sage.
  • Use a heat-proof jug. Otherwise, the glass jugs may explode.
  • You can use rum, vodka, whiskey, tequila, or bourbon to make alcoholic iced tea.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Wash the peaches. Peel the skins and slice them.
  2. To make peach syrup, add the chopped peaches to the pan. Add 6 glasses of water and sugar to it. Let it boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Brew the tea with 3 cups of boiling water. After 5 minutes, strain the tea leaves or remove the tea bags. Transfer the tea into a jug.
  4. After the peaches have softened and the sugar has completely melted, turn off the stove and leave them for 30 minutes. Then strain and set the peaches aside.
  5. Add lemon slices, tea, and peach juice to a pitcher and mix. Keep it in the refrigerator for one day.
  6. The next day, remove the lemons. Pour the tea into glasses filled with ice. Serve with fresh mint.
  7. Consume the tea you prepared within 2 days.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Peach Iced Tea
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories102
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9 mg0.4%
Potassium 135 mg2.9%
Protein 0.7 g1.4%
Total Fat 0.2 g0.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Type of Tea Is Best for Iced Tea?

The most preferred type of tea for iced tea is black tea. However, green tea, white tea, or oolong tea can also be used.

Earl Gray has a pleasant citrus flavor. Green tea adds an herbal flavor to the recipe. It is also ideal for those who want softer tea. Oolong tea has a natural sweetness.

Besides the type, attention should be paid to the quality of the tea. Use high-quality leaf tea bags or loose-leaf tea.

How To Make the Best Iced Tea?

Here are a few tips for making the best cold tea at home:

  • Use fresh and ripe peaches.
  • Use high quality tea. Choose loose-leaf tea or a high-quality tea bag.
  • Do not use very hot water. Boiling water can make the tea bitter. Therefore, brew the tea at 180-190 °F for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Allow the tea to cool to room temperature before adding ice or cold water.
  • Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Cook sugar and water in a small saucepan until completely dissolved. Then add it to the tea.
  • Also, iced tea can be made by cold brew or hot brew method.

How To Make Hot Brew Iced Tea?

For making iced tea with the hot brewing method;

  • Measure the tea. Use 1 teaspoon of leaf tea or 1 tea bag for a cup of iced tea. If you want a stronger tea flavor, increase the amount of tea.
  • Heat the water. Adjust the temperature of the water according to the type of tea you use. Be careful not to boil the water for too long.
  • Brew the tea. Infuse the tea for 3-5 minutes, depending on the tea you use. After brewing, remove the tea bags or strain the loose leaf tea and transfer it to a pitcher. Take care not to brew your tea for too long. Otherwise, the tea may sting.
  • Add sweetener. Add sugar, honey, or syrup while the tea is hot. Mix until it is completely dissolved.
  • Chill it. After waiting 5–10 minutes at room temperature, put the tea in your refrigerator.

How To Make Cold Brew Iced Tea?

For making iced tea with the cold brew method;

  • Measure the tea. Use a teaspoon of tea leaves or a tea bag per cup.
  • Add water. Put the tea in the jug and add cold water to it.
  • Add sweetener. Boil sugar and water to make syrup. Then let it cool at room temperature. Add this to the jug when completely cooled.
  • Chill it. Refrigerate the prepared tea mixture for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Strain the tea. Strain the leaf tea or remove the tea bags.

What To Serve with Peach Iced Tea?

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How To Store Peach Iced Tea?

You can store fresh homemade iced tea in a covered pitcher in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can Homemade Peach Iced Tea Be Frozen? Yes. You can freeze this iced tea. Pour the freshly prepared cold tea into ice molds. Wait for it to cool completely. Then leave it in the freezer for at least one night. Then transfer the cubes to the freezer bag. You can store it this way for up to 2 months. Put the ice cubes in the pitcher when you want to use them.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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