This Peach Tea combines the sweetness of peaches with the refreshment of a good iced tea. Not only that, if you make it at home, it is full of vitamins and antioxidants. And now, you can make it just as good, or even better, at home than you can buy at a fancy restaurant or the store.
Wash and cut the peaches in half. Remove the pits, then cut peaches into wedges.
Place the peaches in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat with 1½ cups of water and lemon juice. Add the sugar on top, but do not stir. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 30 minutes without stirring. Remove from the heat.
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl. Discard the solids (or save for jam). Allow to completely cool, then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
When ready to make tea, pour the peach syrup into a pitcher and set it aside.
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, and steep for 3-5 minutes. Once brewed, remove the tea bags and transfer the tea to the pitcher. Stir to combine and refrigerate until cool.
Once cool, stir before adding ice cubes and peach slices and serve.
Don’t Boil the Tea - Make sure to remove the water from the heat before adding the tea leaves or bags. Boiling tea is a bad idea because it makes it bitter.
Use Good Peaches - if you can’t smell an incredible peachy aroma when you pick them up, put the peaches back down and go to the freezer section. Only good peaches make good peach tea.
Hot Tea - Let’s face it! A cold day doesn’t usually create a desire for a cold drink. Some like hot, some like it not. Making a cup of hot tea, then adding a dash of the peach simple syrup gives you comfort in a cup on a cold rainy day.
Make It Ahead - One of the many cool things about this peach tea is that you can make the syrup ahead of time, it will be fine for a week in the fridge, and everyone can add the amount they want. Or you can make it in a big batch for a party without stressing on the day of.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. Please keep in mind that it is a rough estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary greatly based on the products used.