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Homemade peach iced tea is healthy summer drink — refreshing, peachy, sweet, and perfect. It's loaded with real fruit and vitamins and easy to make. | aheadofthyme.com

Homemade Peach Iced Tea


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Homemade peach iced tea is healthy summer drink — refreshing, peachy, sweet, and perfect. It's loaded with real fruit and vitamins and easy to make. 


Ingredients

  • 3 ripe peaches, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 7 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons loose leaf tea (or 2 tea bags), black or green tea
  • ice cubes (optional, for serving)
  • peach slices (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine peaches, sugar and 1.5 cups of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. Every 5 minutes, stir and crush the peaches into the mixture.
  2. Transfer the peach mixture into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the peach puree through a sieve or fine mesh strainer to strain out any clumps. Transfer into a large pitcher and set aside.
  3. Bring the remaining 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat, add the tea and brew according to package directions (approximately 4-5 minutes). Once brewed, strain out the tea leaves or remove the tea bags and transfer the tea to the pitcher. Stir to combine and refrigerate until cool, about 20 minutes.
  4. Once cool, give the mixture a quick stir, add ice cubes and peach slices and serve!

Notes

Adjust the sweetness: This recipe makes a sweet iced tea. If you like a more of an unsweetened iced tea, you can leave it completely out or add in less.

Make stronger iced tea: For a stronger iced tea, add in an extra 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of loose leaf tea, or an extra tea bag when you are steeping it in hot water.

Make a different flavor: You can substitute the peaches with any fruit that you want to make to make a different flavor of fruit ice tea.

How to store: Store fresh homemade iced tea in a sealed pitcher or airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

How to freeze: You can also freeze homemade peach iced tea. Transfer the fresh iced tea to an airtight container or pour into ice cube molds. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a freezer bag for easy storing. You can freeze it for up to 6 months.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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