Homemade Peach Iced Tea (No Sugar

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This easy, made from scratch, refreshing, Southern Fresh Peach Sweet Tea is just lượt thích iced southern peach sweet tea, but made healthier with no sugar and honey sweetened instead. It’s made with fresh peaches và real raspberry leaf tea, making it naturally caffeine không tính tiền and perfect for the whole family on a hot day!


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HOMEMADE PEACH TEA IS THE BEST REFRESHING DRINK FOR SUMMERTIME & HOT WEATHER - JUST like THE SOUTHERN PEACH DRINK, BUT HEALTHIER!


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Have you ever tried making peach tea from scratch?

If you’ve never had honey sweetened peach iced tea before, then you are in for a treat! Honey sweetened peach sweet tea is out-of-this-world, unbelievably delicious!

I became a huge fan hâm mộ of southern peach sweet tea when my southern grandma introduced me khổng lồ it. When I visited her as a kid, we mostly enjoyed regular iced sweet tea together with our typical lunch of cheese và crackers. When I was in my late teens, she moved back khổng lồ her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee và when I visited her, we drank plenty of legit sweet tea và peach sweet tea.


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A Nostalgic Kind of Peach Tea

Back in 1987 Snapple came out with their iced tea flavors. People went crazy for Snapple Peach Tea in the late 80’s and especially in the 90’s. It was marketed as a “better than soda” drink và boy did that work - và I loved it.

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Even though the marketing worked, it doesn’t mean that it really is healthier. Have you seen the ingredients?

Filtered water, sugar, citric acid, tea, natural flavors”


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That drink contains cane sugar, which we all know isn’t great for anyone, plus citric acid which is known lớn cause teeth problems và the ever-so-popular “natural” flavors, which can really mean anything.

Natural means flavoring agents that food manufacturers showroom to their products khổng lồ enhance the taste. But here’s the catch - “natural” has not been officially defined, it can be used khổng lồ describe almost any kind of food và safety data about natural flavors is not disclosed to the public.

My copycat Snapple Peach Tea recipe is similar in flavor to lớn that nostalgic drink, but made so much healthier và with 100% real food ingredients.


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Healthier Southern Fresh Peach Sweet Tea

Because I loved both peach tea drinks so much, I started making my own southern style sweet tea with fresh peaches - a healthier homemade peach iced tea that my whole family can enjoy. Và it’s absolutely thirst-quenching and delightfully mouthwatering!

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HOW to lớn MAKE PEACH TEA FROM SCRATCH

Let"s break down what this actually means:

Peach tea made with fresh peaches ✔️Peach tea without sugar ✔️Peach tea without caffeine ✔️Honey sweetened peach tea ✔️No artificial flavored tea ✔️No fake, processed ingredients or preservatives ✔️

That’s what you’re going lớn find in this real food, 5-ingredient, fresh peach sweet tea recipe!


How to lớn Make Peach Sweet Tea with Fresh Peaches

It’s so easy to lớn make this caffeine free peach iced tea! All you need is 5 ingredients - including water & ice!

Start by picking out some fresh, semi-firm, but ripe organic peaches. Yes, choosing organic peaches for this recipe is important because they are currently #8 on the EWG’s Pesticides in Produce Dirty Dozen™ list. Make sure lớn give the peaches a quick wash & dry them. Grab a cutting board & knife & cut the peaches in half, remove the pit, thinly slice and set them aside.


Then gather the remaining ingredients - filtered water, raspberry leaf tea bags or loose leaf raspberry leaf, honey và ice, so you have them on hand.

How khổng lồ Make the Tea

Next, to lớn make the tea, get a medium-size saucepan and địa chỉ the water. Over high heat, bring the water to lớn a boil. Once the water has come to lớn a boil, remove from the heat & hang the tea bags inside the saucepan in the water, allowing the tags khổng lồ hang over the side of the pan. Then cover the saucepan & allow the tea bags to lớn steep for 15 minutes.

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Once the tea has steeped, remove the lid from the saucepan & gently squeeze the tea bags over the saucepan to lớn release the extra tea goodness, then discard.

Then carefully pour the tea into a heat-safe 64-ounce mason jar or a large pitcher that has a lid (if your pitcher/jar is not heat-safe, allow the tea to come to lớn room temperature first), then mix aside lớn cool.

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How to Make the Fresh Peach Syrup

Now you’ll make the peach syrup! In the same saucepan that you made the tea in, địa chỉ cửa hàng the water, sliced peaches & honey & heat over medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a full rolling boil, then reduce the heat lớn low and simmer for 7 minutes. While the mixture is simmering, around the 5-minute mark, mash the softened peaches with a wooden spoon or potato masher. Once the peaches are fully mashed, at the 7-minute mark, remove from heat.

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Next, set a fine mesh strainer on đứng đầu of a heat-safe 2-cup glass measuring cup. Pour the peach mixture through the fine mesh strainer, using a wooden spoon khổng lồ gently press the peach solids to lớn release any peach juice, then discard the solids.

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Make sure to lớn let the peach syrup cool for 15 minutes before assembling the iced tea.

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Once the peach syrup has cooled, assemble the iced tea by pouring the peach syrup into the cooled tea, then give it a quick stir to fully combine.

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Add the ice directly khổng lồ the peach tea or showroom ice to individual glasses & pour the peach tea over the ice. Then serve immediately và enjoy a big glass of delicious peach iced tea!


RECIPE FAQS: TIPS FOR PEACH ICED TEA SUCCESS

Can you double the batch of peach tea? Yes, you sure can! You can even triple the recipe!How long does peach tea last? For the best flavor, keep the peach tea covered in the refrigerator & use it within 24 hours. Vì chưng not địa chỉ cửa hàng ice lớn the stored peach tea as it will dilute the tea and slightly lessen the bold flavor.Can the tea be cold brewed instead? Yes! I’ve included cold brew peach iced tea instructions in the recipe. It’s so easy khổng lồ make this way, in fact, I make it this way most of the time because it’s easier khổng lồ get that one step done the night before. It’s always helpful to have recipes that you can prepare part of a day ahead.How should peach iced tea be served? Peach iced tea is a wonderful drink to lớn serve at summertime parties, potlucks, picnics và any social gatherings because it’s so easy to make. It’s also lovely served in the afternoon to lớn cool off while you relax.

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