This simple recipe for Peach Iced Tea combines your favorite brewed tea with the fresh flavor of summer peaches. Make a big batch of peach iced tea to serve poolside or at a summer BBQ!
We love iced tea, and we love fresh, juicy, seasonal peaches! So put them together into a pitcher of tasty, homemade Peach Iced Tea!
A cold refreshing glass of iced tea is the perfect way to quench your thirst in the summer months.
This simple drink can be infused with your favorite flavors including fresh fruit!
This iced tea recipe uses the flavor of fresh peaches in the form of homemade peach drink syrup to make an iced tea that is infused with a summer peach flavor that can’t be matched.
You’ll need your favorite tea to make this recipe. You can use whatever flavor of tea you enjoy including black, green tea, or rooibos.
Once it’s steeped, drizzle in some freshly made peach syrup until it’s as sweet as you like.
Serve this peach tea over ice and enjoy it on a hot day! You can even make a large pitcher to bring to a party, or to enjoy poolside or at a BBQ!
Enjoy it, along with some Mint Lemonade for the most refreshing of drinks!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Homemade peach iced tea is a refreshing drink that is great served on ice.
This drink is one of the best ways to enjoy summer peach flavor.
It’s inexpensive and can be made into a large pitcher to feed a crowd.
The perfect drink to bring to a summer event or party.
Add your favorite alcohol and turn it into a boozy treat. Try bourbon!
Ingredients & Tools
- Water - Used to brew the tea you enjoy.
- Tea Bags - You can use any type of tea you enjoy to make peach iced tea. I love using black, rooibos, green tea, matcha, and earl grey to give this tea different types of flavor.
- Peach Syrup (peaches, sugar, and water) - This simple syrup is made with just three ingredients to infuse the tea with fresh peach flavor.
- Garnish - Add fresh lemon, peach slices, apples, or your favorite herbs to garnish this refreshing peach tea.
Step By Step Tutorial
Make the peach syrup:
You'll need to stir all ingredients in a pot, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the peaches break down. Then, you just need to strain it all into a bowl and allow to cool completely. Tip: we like to save the strained out peaches and serve them over ice cream!
Brew the tea: In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the tea bags and steep for 4-5 minutes or follow directions on the tea package depending on the type of tea.
Add the peach syrup: Once the tea is completely cooled, you can add ice to a pitcher and pour in the desired amount of peach syrup. Stir and taste. If you’re serving individual glasses, add ice to each, then add peach syrup and stir in tea. Serve cold with a fruit or herb garnish.
When serving at a party, serve the peach syrup separately from the iced tea so guests can add peach syrup to suit their own personal tastes.
It’s very important to make sure the tea is fully cooled before adding the syrup or ice to make sure the flavors are balanced properly.
When brewing the tea, make sure you don’t steep it past the recommended time or it can become bitter.
Add a pinch of baking soda to the iced tea for a smoother taste and to combat any bitter flavor from the tea.
Large family-sized tea bags can also be used to make a large batch of tea.
Use frozen peaches as ice cubes to keep the iced tea cool, and to add more fresh peach flavor.
Steep the tea with fresh basil or mint for an herb-infused tea.
Blend up frozen peaches with the tea and syrup to make a frozen peach tea refresher.
To turn this refreshing summer drink into a cocktail, add a shot of vodka, gin, or your favorite rum.
Storing: Mixed peach iced tea can be stored in a pitcher in the fridge for 4-5 days. Give it a stir before serving over ice.
Freezing: Freeze peach iced tea into ice cube molds or popsicle molds for up to 2 months.
Is peach iced tea good for you?
Commercially prepared and sweetened peach tea may contain lots of chemicals, but making it from scratch in this recipe can be healthier for you.
Can I use white peaches to make peach iced tea?
Absolutely! Just make sure when you make the syrup that you adjust the sugar content as white peaches tend to be less sweet.
What can you do with peach syrup?
If you have leftover peach syrup, you can drizzle it over ice cream, waffles, oatmeal, or any baked dessert you enjoy to give it a sweet peach flavor.
Peach Iced Tea
Peach simple syrup (LINK)
- 2 cups chopped ripe peaches fresh or thawed
- 1 cup white sugar
- ¾ cup water
For the iced tea
- 4 cups water
- 3 tea bags black tea, green tea, rooibos, herbal etc…
- peach slices, mint, lemons etc...
For the peach drink syrup
- Add all ingredients to a pot. Stir it together, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the peaches break down.
- Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and pour in the mixture. Press the peaches into the strainer to extract as much peach syrup as possible.
- Allow the syrup to cool completely. Tip: you will have plenty left over for more pitchers of peach iced tea.
For the iced tea
- Boil the water, add the tea and leave it to steep for 4-5 minutes.
- Let the tea cool completely. You can set it aside on the counter to cool, or add it to a bowl over a larger bowl of ice (an ice bath).
- Fill a pitcher slightly with ice, add the cooled tea and stir in ¼ cup of peach simple syrup. Taste and add more syrup if desired.
- To make in glasses, fill glasses with ice, fill with tea and stir in 1-3 tablespoons of peach syrup, or to taste.
- Add some peach slices and a few sprigs of mint, to garnish.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.