An ice-cold glass of sweet Peach Iced Tea is the ultimate summertime drink to get you through hot days! It's so refreshing and easy to make!
Keyword peach iced tea
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Chilling Time 1hour30minutes
Total Time 2hours
1lemonjuiced (plus more to taste)
1/2cuppeach syrupplus more to taste
To make the simple syrup, combine the peaches, water, and sugar in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 10 minutes then remove from heat and allow to cool completely before using, about 30 minutes
Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to separate out the fruit. You can discard the peaches, or reserve them to serve with the finished tea or serve them over some ice cream.
Once the syrup is cooled, add 2 cups of water to a teapot or saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes.
Remove the tea bags, squeezing them to pull out any excess water and tea. Then add the 2 remaining cups of water to a pitcher along with the tea.
Stir in the baking soda, lemon juice, and peach syrup. (You can add more peach syrup if you like your tea sweeter.) Add sliced lemons and peaches to the pitcher if desired and chill for 1 hour before serving.
The syrup recipe should yield about ¾ cup of syrup. If you like sweet tea you can add all of it to the recipe.
I have used both Earl Grey and regular Lipton black to make this recipe and both are delicious. The Lipton has more of that classic iced tea flavor and bite, but the earl grey adds a nice smoothness to the drink.
The baking soda is used to smooth out any bitter flavor from the tea.