Homemade Peach Tea: Fun Facts and 3 Recipes for Peach Iced Tea

Move over, iced tea. There’s a new drink in town, and it’s peach tea! This refreshing beverage is perfect for summer days when you want something cool and tasty to drink. So get ready to sip on some sweet peach iced tea goodness and follow one of these recipes!
Helena Shaw
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Recipe #1: The Best Homemade Peach Iced Tea

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 8 black tea bags;
  • 6–8 ripe peaches;
  • 2–4 teaspoons of lemon juice;
  • ice;
  • sugar or honey.

How to make peach iced tea? First, bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a pot or saucepan. Remove from heat, add in the tea bags, and let the tea steep for 5 minutes. While the tea is steeping, peel and slice up your peaches. Then, purée them in a blender or food processor.

Discard the tea bags and pour the tea into the blender. Add as much lemon juice as desired, and blend until the peach mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into a pitcher, add ice and sugar to taste, and serve cold.

If you don’t want to purée peaches, you can also use store-bought 100% peach juice. Just stir 2 cups of it into the brewed tea before adding lemon juice, sugar or honey and ice. Voilà! You can now enjoy peach tea all summer long.

Recipe #2: 3-Ingredient Peach Iced Tea

Looking for a simpler recipe? Try this one, which only requires 5 ripe peaches, 4 teabags, and 7 oz granulated sugar. First, heat up the sugar in 1 cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil, making sure the sugar dissolves completely.

In the meantime, peel and chop 4 peaches (leaving one for decoration) and add them to the pot or pan. Let it simmer for 10 minutes on medium-low heat. The peaches should be very soft. Once they are, remove the pot from the heat, mash the peaches with a fork, and leave the mixture to infuse for 1 hour.

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You now have peach syrup! Sieve it into a jug, squeezing out as much peach juice as possible. Brew 2 liters (8 cups) of black tea, letting the teabags steep for 4 minutes. Leave the tea to cool, then refrigerate it for 2 hours.

Mix the peach syrup and black tea, add ice, and serve cold. You can also top it up with more water or sparkling water for a refreshing peach tea spritzer. Decorate the glasses with peach slices and enjoy!

Recipe #3: Canned Peach Iced Tea

Do you have some canned peaches at home and want to use them in peach tea? This recipe is for you. Prepare:

  • 8–12 black tea bags (depending on how strong you like your tea);
  • 1 can of peaches;
  • 1 cup of sugar or another sweetener;
  • 2 liters (8 cups) of water.

First, combine the tea bags, water and sugar in a pot. Brew it on medium-low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Open the can of peaches and drain the syrup into the pot, also dropping in 3–5 peach slices. Reserve the rest of the peaches for later.

When the tea is almost starting to boil, remove it from heat and strain out the tea bags. With everything else in the pot, cover it and leave it to infuse until it’s room temperature. Serve cold with peach slices as garnish, and enjoy your peach iced tea! Now that you know how to make it, read on for some interesting peach facts.

Tweak the Peach Tea Recipes

Want a different flavor twist? Try adding in mint leaves, ginger slices herbal tea bags with peach flavor for an added kick. You can also experiment with peach-flavored syrup or peach concentrate. Or, add the tea to a blender and blend in more peach slices for a peach tea smoothie. Let your taste buds guide you!

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Fun Facts About Peaches

While your delicious peach tea is brewing or cooling, here are some peach facts to impress your friends with:

  • Peaches belong to the rose family and are related to plums, cherries, and almonds. Who would’ve guessed?
  • Did you know that California and South Carolina produce the most peaches in the US? Although Georgia is known as the Peach State, it only ranks 4th in peach production.
  • Peach trees have been cultivated in China for nearly 4,000 years.
  • Peaches contain many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and beta-carotene.
  • There are numerous peach varieties, including clingstone (with flesh that clings to the pit) and freestone peaches (with flesh that can easily be separated from the pit).
  • The scientific name for peach trees is Prunus persica, which translates to “Persian plum.” Early Europeans believed that peaches were native to Persia, although they actually originated in China.
  • In Chinese mythology, the immortals were said to eat Peaches of Immortality.
  • The artists of the Renaissance often used peaches to symbolize the heart.

These are just a few peach facts, but we hope they have inspired you to try incorporating peaches into some new and delicious recipes – including peach tea! Other things you can make with peach include peach jam, peach salsa, and peach cobbler. If you have other ideas, share them with us in the comments below.

Homemade Peach Tea Is Best Enjoyed With Friends

Whether you opt for store-bought peach juice, fresh peaches, or canned peaches, peach tea is a refreshing summer drink to enjoy on a hot day. Serve it at your next BBQ or gathering, and don’t forget to share these peach facts with your friends. Enjoy!

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