Peach Iced Tea (Sweet Tea Recipe)

This recipe for the best Southern Peach Tea is all you will need all summer long khổng lồ stay refreshed on those hot summer days.

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Here in the South, sweet tea is something we crave & drink all year round.

Now, Northerners make sweet tea as well, but — let"s just say — it is not up khổng lồ par with our Southern Sweet Tea. We like our tea like syrup. If you can taste the tea, then you vì not have Southern sweet tea just yet.


This recipe for a twist on my Classic Sweet Tea is perfect for those hot summer days. You see, my husband is crazy for Peach Sweet Tea & calls it the Nectar of the gods.

He drinks the Snapple version all the time, so I thought I would try my hand at making a delicious Southern homemade version — & that is how this Southern Fresh Peach Iced Tea was born.

How khổng lồ Make the Best Southern Peach Tea


To start — you are going lớn need fresh peaches. While Kayla & I were at the Farmer"s Market the other day, one of the vendors had fresh peaches, so I bought some.


They were so fresh và so sweet! That"s the good thing about peaches when you buy them fresh. You can buy the ones that are not super perfect — If they have dings or bruises — it doesn"t matter. You are using these peaches just lớn make a simple syrup.

Now, chop up your peaches — you are going khổng lồ need about 4 medium-size peaches or 3 large.


Once you get them all chopped up, showroom the peaches, 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar (I told you we lượt thích our tea sweet) and the zest of 1 lemon.

Of course, you can cut back on the sugar if you don"t want it overly sweet.

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Now, bring it all khổng lồ a light simmer until the peaches are soft — about 15-20 minutes.


Now, with a potato masher, mash the peaches lớn release more of their juice and continue simmering for about 10-15 more minutes.

At this point, your peaches will look lượt thích this once everything is mashed up.

Now, take yourpitcher và place a strainer over the top. Pour the peaches into the strainer. Your juice will go into the pitcher & the peach pulp will be left in the strainer.

Now, in the same pan, boil 3 cups of water and 5 tea bags. Remove from the heat và let it steep for about 10-15 minutes. You are basically making unsweet tea at this point. You will not địa chỉ cửa hàng any sugar lớn this.

Add the tea into the pitcher with the peach syrup. Now, add in one cup of water at a time & taste as you go until you reach the taste you are looking for.

If the tea is too sweet, địa chỉ more water until you get the sweetness you desire. If it is not sweet enough, địa chỉ cửa hàng in another 1/4 cup of sugar until you get it khổng lồ the right consistency.

Stir before serving & then pour over ice to serve. You can garnish it with a little fresh mint và a slice of peach for the perfect drink on a hot summer day.