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How to Make Easy Peach Iced Tea

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Welcome to the refreshing world of homemade Peach Iced Tea, where the sweet and succulent flavors of Georgia peaches mingle perfectly with the classic charm of Southern Tea Company’s Georgia Peach Tea Bags. Creating this delightful beverage is a breeze and a journey into the heart of Southern hospitality, bringing the warmth of a summer day to your glass.

In this simple guide, we will walk you through the steps to craft a pitcher of Peach Iced Tea that captures the essence of the South. With the distinct aroma and taste of ripe peaches infused into each sip, this beverage is a perfect companion for lazy afternoons, backyard gatherings, or any moment you crave a cool and flavorful respite.

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So, let’s dive into the world of how to make easy peach iced tea and discover how to transform ordinary tea into a sweet symphony of Southern charm and fruity bliss. Get ready to sip, relax, and savor the taste of summer in every glass!

History of Southern Sweet Tea

I was born and raised in South Carolina. Some of the very first tea plantations were right here in the Palmetto State. Not only was South Carolina the first place to plant and raise tea, but it is also thought to have been the only state to grow tea commercially. 

Tea Plantation | Photo from Canva.com

Many also say that sweet tea was born right here in our state of South Carolina as well. Check out this article from Southern Living about how South Carolina was the birthplace of Sweet Tea.

I love homemade iced tea so much and it was about the only drink I had growing up. You can find out how I make my sweet iced tea by checking out this recipe on How to Make the Perfect Southern Sweet Tea

Why Peach Flavor Iced Tea?

From my childhood days, I’ve always enhanced my tea with a hint of lemon. This practice is common among many Southerners throughout the Southern States, and it’s a tradition for Southern restaurants to accompany tea with a fresh lemon slice. The allure of fresh peaches follows a similar pattern. When it comes to beating the heat on a scorching summer day, nothing quite matches the revitalizing sensation of peach iced tea!

Peach Iced Tea | Photo from Canva.com

A Twist on a Classic Flavor

Creating peach-flavored iced tea adds a delightful twist to the classic beverage, offering a unique and refreshing experience. There are several reasons why making this beverage can be a wonderful choice:

  1. Distinctive Flavor: Peaches impart a sweet and slightly tangy flavor to the tea, creating a deliciously distinctive taste. The natural sweetness of peaches complements the traditional tea flavors, resulting in a well-balanced and satisfying beverage.
  2. Seasonal Refreshment: Peaches are often associated with summertime, and peach iced tea is a perfect way to capture the essence of the season. The drink provides a cooling and hydrating option, making it ideal for hot days and outdoor gatherings.
  3. Southern Tradition: In Southern cuisine, peaches are a beloved ingredient, and peach iced tea has become a Southern classic. Embracing this tradition adds a touch of regional charm and cultural flair to your beverage choices.
  4. Versatility: This drink can be adapted to various preferences. Whether you prefer it sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, the versatility of peach iced tea allows you to tailor it to your taste.
  5. Health Benefits: Peaches bring nutritional benefits to the table, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Incorporating this fruit into your iced tea not only enhances the flavor but also adds a nutritional boost to your beverage.
  6. Eye-Catching Presentation: The vibrant color of peach iced tea makes it visually appealing. Serving this beverage with slices of fresh peach adds a touch of elegance to your table, making it a visually enticing option for guests.

How To Make Peach Iced Tea

Peach-flavored tea is so yummy and you are going to love this so much. There are many ways you can make this delicious drink, from stepping black tea bags, pureeing peach slices to flavor the tea, and making a simple syrup to sweeten the drink. But I have an easier way to make it. To make the peach tea recipe super easy, I like to use Southern Tea Company Georgia Peach teabags. This makes the process super simple and it has a nice peachy flavor without being fake or too strong. 

Equipment Needed:

Preparation

  • Start by adding four cups of water to the stock pot. Turn the burner on high and bring water to a boil. 
this is a photo of me adding water to a stock pot in order to make peach tea.
  • Once the water has boiled, cut the burner off. Add one family-size tea bag to the hot water. 
This photo is a pot of water boiling in order to make sweet tea.
  • Let the teabag steep for 9 minutes. 

Mixing

  • Add 1 3/4 cups of cane sugar to a 1-gallon pitcher
This is a photo showing the steps to making Peach tea by adding in the sugar to a pitcher.
  • Pour hot tea over the sugar and stir with a wooden spoon or metal spoon.
This photo is showing the steps to making tea. In this step is pouring hot tea over the sugar.
  • Fill the pitcher the rest of the way up with cold water and refrigerate. 
this photo is filling the pitcher the rest of the way up with water.

Serving a glass of refreshing Peach Iced Tea

Grab a few individual glasses and fill them full of ice cubes. Next, pour the refrigerated tea over the ice. If it is peach season and you have access to real peaches, add a few slices of fresh peaches to the glasses. 

This is the featured photo for a blog post on how to make peach iced tea.
Note: If you do not have access to fresh peaches, you can use frozen peaches for the garnish. 

Conclusion

In conclusion, crafting homemade peach tea emerges as the ultimate summer drink, perfectly suited for those hot summer days and balmy summer months. The delightful fusion of simple ingredients of traditional tea flavors with the sweet and tangy notes of peaches creates a delicious recipe that captures the essence of the season. 

Whether it’s enjoyed on lazy summer afternoons or served at gatherings, homemade peach tea stands as the drink of choice for those seeking a refreshing and satisfying beverage. So, as the mercury rises and the sun graces us with its warmth, elevate your summer experience with the timeless charm of a glass of homemade peach tea – a true embodiment of summer in every sip. Cheers to the simple joys of sipping this enchanting concoction under the sun!

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John 6:35

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FAQ’s

Can I use frozen peaches for the homemade peach tea?

Yes, for the garnish you can use frozen peaches.

Can I use frozen peaches for the homemade peach tea? Yes, for the garnish you can use frozen peaches.

It is not necessary but if you want to have true Southern Peach Iced Tea, it needs to be sweetened. 

Can I Adjust how much sugar is in this recipe?

Yes, I would recommend 3/4 of a cup of sugar on the lighter side, and up to 2 cups on the sweeter side. 1 3/4 cups of sugar as this recipe mentions hits the sweet spot. 2 cups of sugar will be sweet like McDonald’s sweet tea. Adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. 

How can I enhance the presentation of homemade peach tea?

Garnish your peach iced tea with fresh peach slices, a sprig of mint, or even a slice of lemon for an extra visual appeal. Serving over ice in stylish glasses adds to the overall presentation.

Yield: 16

How to Make Easy Peach Iced Tea

This is the featured photo for a blog post on how to make peach iced tea.

In this simple guide, we will walk you through the steps to craft a pitcher of Peach Iced Tea that captures the essence of the South.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Additional Time 9 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 Family Size Georgia Peach Teabag from Southern Tea Company
  • 1 3/4 cup of white cane sugar

Instructions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, then turn the burner off.
  2. Add in 1 family size Georgia Peach teabag from Southern Tea Company
  3. Steep for 9 minutes.
  4. Add sugar to a 1-gallon tea pitcher and pour hot tea over the sugar. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  5. Fill the pitcher up the rest of the way with cold water, then refrigerate until chilled.
  6. Serve the tea over ice and add in a few peach slices for a garnish.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 0g

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