If your an avid sweet tea drinker like my man is, you really ought to try it with peaches! Maybe you love Lipton’s brand of peach tea, but with the second ingredient being high fructose corn syrup, it’s just not legal in my book. So read on if you want a better alternative.
After seeing a recipe for peach tea and trying it out, I recreated it to suit our tastes. We absolutely love this tea! Fresh peaches aren’t always available but that’s the key to this tea!! Don’t despair at the number of steps…..it’ll be worth the effort!
🍑 Sweet Peach Tea 🍑
6 peaches, 4 cups water, 2 family size Lipton tea bags, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar, or stevia to taste. Note- I use 1 1/2 cups raw sugar and 1 teaspoon stevia glycerite. Jerald doesn’t really care for only stevia sweetened tea but I hate adding a ton of sugar, but yet it really needs to be nice and sweet! So topping it off with stevia helps out and you’d never know the difference!
*Halve and slice two unpeeled peaches, laying on parchment paper lined pan. Freeze overnight or at least four hours.
*Bring water to a boil, add tea bags and steep for 12 minutes. Remove tea bags and add sugar. Peel and dice four peaches and add to the brew. Let it set for 1 to 3 hours.
*Using a slotted spoon, dip out the peach chunks and place in blender along with the lemon juice. Blend and add back into the tea brew. Stir well.
*Pour brew mix into a gallon pitcher and add enough cold water to make about a gallon. Add in about half of the frozen peach slices, but save enough for each glass of tea when serving. Chill the tea for several hours. I do not like to add a lot of ice because it dilutes the peach flavor. Also, the peach flavor becomes stronger the longer the tea sits. So if you really want a strong flavor, make it a day before you actually want to serve it!
* Just before serving, strain tea through a sieve and pour back into the pitcher. When ready to serve, place several frozen peach slices in each glass and fill with tea. Garnish the cups with a slice as well. Enjoy a glass of real peach tea without those junky ingredients! Note- if you don’t mind the peach cooties, you can totally drink it unstrained. It just looks prettier if it’s strained.
This tea always looks stunning served in pretty glasses with the peach slices! It’s delicious anytime but we love it with a grilled summer supper.