Infuse excitement — and flavor — into your iced tea with fresh, fuzzy peaches. Alternative sweeteners and flavorings like peaches balance the tannins in tea and softly sweeten it its edges with natural sugars so you never have to worry about over-sweetening. Making peach tea is very similar to making traditional iced tea, and after brewing you can adjust the taste as needed with regular sugar, if desired. What you don’t drink immediately you can save in your refrigerator for up to two days.

Things You'll Need

Add 2 tea bags to a heat-safe pitcher for every cup of peach tea you want to make. Boil 1 cup of water for every 2 tea bags and pour it in the pitcher.

Allow the tea bags to steep in the boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash the peaches under cool water and remove the pits; you need 1/2 peach for each cup of tea. Peel the peaches and cut them into wedges.

Puree the peaches until a textured puree forms. Press the tea bags against the side of the pitcher to express the excess fluid. Discard the tea bags.

Pour four cups of cold water into the pitcher along with the peach puree. Sweeten the tea to taste. Refrigerate the pitcher of tea for 45 to 60 minutes to chill it.

Strain your tea through a fine mesh strainer into another pitcher. Garnish peach for serving with fresh peach slices, if desired.

References and Resources

Today MSNBC: Peach Iced Tea