Homemade Peach Iced Tea. As easy as 1, 2, 3.
If you don’t want to say goodbye to the long holiday weekend, you’re not alone. I’m protesting the start of another work week with more Peach Iced Tea. Since that’s all I’ve been sipping on over the last 3 days, I figured it’s the easiest and tastiest way to keep the 4th of July vibes going.
Iced tea is my drink of choice in the summertime. I am a tea lover all year round and always look forward to the warmer months when this iced beverage tastes the best!
Out of all the months of the year, July is definitely my favorite. Too many reasons why, but the fact that peaches are in season RIGHT NOW is definitely one of them. Nothing beats a perfectly ripe, juicy and sweet peach.
And in order to incorporate even more peaches into my life, I decided to add a peachy twist to my much loved sweet tea recipe.
It’s not like peach iced tea is a new concept or anything, but it sure took me a while to realize that I could make my very own, using fresh peaches and preparing the tea just the way I like it.
Needless to say, it couldn’t have turned out any better. I could seriously drink this all day every day.
Besides brewing and steeping your tea, you’ll be making a simple syrup. Sugar, water and sliced peaches. You bring all three to a boil and let the mixture sit while your tea cools. Mix the two together and you have perfect Peach Iced Tea. You’ll never look at the store-bought kind again. I promise.
Hope you give this thirst quencher a go. Summer doesn’t get much better than this!
- 5 tea bags (I use Luzianne)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 quarts water
- 2 peaches, peeled and sliced (more for serving)
- 1. Place tea bags into a medium saucepan and cover with just enough water. Bring to an almost boil, remove from the heat and let stand for 2-3 minutes. Remove tea bags from the liquid.
- 2. Meanwhile, add sugar, 1 cup water and sliced peaches into a small saucepan. Gently stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, remove from the stove, cover with the lid and let stand for 30 minutes. Add steeped tea to a 2 quart pitcher and add remaining water (leaving enough room for the peach syrup). Place in the fridge. Once 30 minutes have elapsed, remove peach slices from the syrup and pour syrup into the pitcher. Stir to combine. Return to the fridge for another 30 minutes to cool completely. Serve over ice and garnish with more peach slices. Enjoy!