Iced Peach Tea From Scratch (Under 15 Minutes)

Learn to make refreshing iced peach tea in under 15 minutes! Enjoy the perfect blend of sweet peaches and robust tea with this Plum Branch Home recipe. Fresh peaches add the perfect fruity taste while pure cane sugar adds a sweet touch. From the first sip to the last drop, people will think it’s store-bought. You’ll be proud to say it’s made from scratch with only four ingredients right at home!

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A big glass of peach tea over ice is not only a Southern summer pleasure but a must when the sweltering heat settles in. I’ve seen so many recipes for peach tea that take 30 minutes and knew I could create something better. Instead of cooking the peaches to make syrup, I’ve used a different technique to save time. By blending your peaches to create peach juice, you’re getting that peach flavor without the hassle. Also, you’re getting far more vitamins and nutrients from not adding heat.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Simple and easy summer drink recipe
  • Kids, teens, adults, even grandparents will love this!
  • The perfect drink to make for family parties or gatherings (like the Forth of July)
  • Naturally sweetened with cane sugar (no fake sugars)
  • All-natural ingredients
  • Fresh peach taste
  • Quick to make – Under 15 minutes

Iced Peach Tea Ingredients

  • 5 + 1/4 cups water
  • 5 black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 4 cups diced & peeled fresh peaches (about 6 small or 3 medium/large peaches)

Recipe Instructions

  1. First, add black tea bags and cane sugar into a large glass bowl.
  2. Next, bring 5 cups of water to boil on the stovetop and pour over tea and sugar in the bowl. Stir to combine and let tea bags steep for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes remove the bags.
  3. Then while the tea is brewing, peel and dice fresh peaches for 3 cups.
  4. Next, add diced peaches into a blender or food processor along with 1/4 cup water. Blend on high for 2 minutes and strain into a glass drink pitcher.
  5. Finally, add sweet tea to pitcher full of peach juice and stir to combine. Serve right away over ice or store in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight for a deeper flavor.

Recipe FAQ

  • Do I have to refrigerate before drinking? You don’t need to refrigerate before enjoying it! However, if you do have the time, refrigerate this drink for even 2 hours, it’ll have a much deeper flavor.
  • Can I use a different type of sugar? You can try a different type of granulated sugar such as monk fruit, coconut sugar, etc., or honey but do know it will change the flavor a little.
  • Can I use canned peaches? I haven’t tried canned peaches but I think it would work out great! Just drain off any liquid and try to find a can with a BPA-free lining, that is organic and doesn’t have added sugars.
  • What’s the best organic tea brand you recommend? My favorite tea is always organic with a natural nontoxic fiber tea bag. I always enjoy Numi Organic Tea, Drink Habit, and PG Tips.

Tips to Make the Best Iced Peach Tea

  • Choose organic peaches or locally sourced peaches (farmstands, farmers markets, orchards) for the best peach flavor
  • When steeping your tea bags, stir occasionally to get the maximum flavor rather than just leaving it sit
  • When straining your peach juice, use a large, fine-meshed strainer
  • Don’t skip the straining step, it makes your peach tea so much smoother
  • For the best flavor, refrigerate peach tea overnight

How to Store Iced Peach Tea

Store this iced peach tea in the fridge in a glass pitcher. If your pitcher doesn’t have a lid, use a beeswax covering or silicon cover to keep the tea fresh. Each time you want to enjoy a glass, stir and pour over ice. Drink within 4-5 days.

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Homemade Iced Peach Tea

Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home
The tastiest iced peach tea is always made from scratch. Fresh peaches add the perfect fruity taste while pure cane sugar adds a sweet touch. From the first sip to the last drop, people will think it's store-bought. You'll be proud to say it's made from scratch with only four ingredients!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 5 servings

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Large glass bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Glass Pitcher
  • Measuring cups

Ingredients
  

  • 5 1/4 cups water
  • 5 black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 4 cups diced & peeled fresh peaches (about 6 small or 3 medium/large peaches)

Instructions
 

  • First, add black tea bags and cane sugar into a large glass bowl.
  • Next, bring 5 cups of water to boil on the stovetop and pour over tea and sugar in a glass bowl. Stir to combine and let tea bags steep for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes remove bags.
  • Then while the tea is brewing, peel and dice fresh peaches for 4 cups.
  • Next, add diced peaches into a blender or food processor along with 1/4 cup water. Blend on high for 2 minutes and strain into a glass drink pitcher.
  • Finally, add sweet tea to the pitcher full of peach juice and stir to combine. Serve right away over ice or store in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight for a deeper flavor.

Notes

  • Choose organic peaches or locally sourced peaches (farmstands, farmers markets, orchards) for the best peach flavor
  • When steeping your tea bags, stir occasionally to get the maximum flavor rather than just leaving it sit
  • When straining your peach juice, use a large, fine-meshed strainer
  • Don’t skip the straining step, it makes your peach tea so much smoother
  • For the best flavor, refrigerate peach tea overnight
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  1. 5 stars
    I just got done making this recipe and it did not disappoint me!!!
    I love this better then the restaurants peach tea 🧡
    It’s sweet but not to sweet like theirs. Has a great peach and tea flavor!!
    Best thing is it’s just 3 ingredients, well 4 including water 😅
    I grabbed me some 🍑 peaches (Georgia) from my local farmers stand yesterday to make this. Can’t wait for theirs to ripen, no pesticide sprays!!

    Plum Branch Home, I loved your picture. It gave me an ideal to freeze the chunks of peaches for my ice cubes ☺️
    Also a great treat when done drinking my tea.
    Thanks for another great drink recipe!!

    1. I’m so happy to hear how much you are enjoying this drink recipe!! When developing it, I aimed to create the flavor everyone loves without all the junk. That’s the BEST way to purchase fruit! They’ll make this tea even more delicious! Thank you so much! The peach ice cubes are a great idea 😊. So happy you’re following along with the summer drinks series! We’ve got 2 more coming and they are AMAZING!