Brew up some refreshing Peach Sweet Tea this summer for a simple, sweet thirst quencher that’ll make you forget all about that pesky heat!
Why We Love Peach Sweet Tea
- Nothing beats the strong summer heat like Peach Sweet tea. The chilled sweetness perks up even the most heat-wilted people!
- Lightly sweeten your tea with the peach simple syrup or make a batch of full-on sweet tea. This customizable recipe means you can make it how you like it.
- No fancy black tea is required, so use Lipton’s if you like it or a great loose-leaf tea if that’s your thing!
- Once you make your own simple syrup you’ll see how easy it is and want to add it to everything!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Peach Sweet Tea
PEACH SIMPLE SYRUP: You will be using frozen peaches in this recipe, which can be a real timesaver and perfect for when you make this syrup out of season. You will also need water and granulated sugar.
TEA: Any black tea will work in this recipe, such as Lipton’s, Earl Grey, or loose leaf. You will also need water for brewing the tea and more to add to a pitcher.
EXTRAS: You will need a juiced lemon, to add more flavoring to the tea and baking soda. The baking soda might sound weird but it removes some of the more bitter notes of the black tea and leaves it smooth and sweet.
How to Make Peach Sweet TeaJump to Recipe
STEP 1 Start by making the peach simple syrup. In a small saucepan, simmer the water, peaches and sugar for about 10 minutes and then let the syrup cool for 30 minutes. Strain the syrup but keep the fruit to use later- it’s sweet and delicious!
STEP 2 Using a teapot or other pot, bring the water for the tea to a boil. Take the tea/pot off the heat, add the tea bags and let it steep for 5 minutes. After five minutes, squeeze the tea bags to release every last drop of tea and then discard the tea bags.
STEP 3 Bring out a pitcher and pour in the tea and the remaining water. Stir in the lemon juice, peach simple syrup, and baking soda, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
STEP 4 Jazz up your sweet tea with more peaches and some sliced lemon before pouring it into glasses filled with ice.
Tips & Tricks
- When making the peach simple syrup you should end up with about 1 1/2 cups of syrup and you can use 1 cup of syrup to lightly sweeten the tea or the whole 1 1/2 cups to make a typical sweet tea. If you want to make simple syrup without the peaches, simply simmer 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar together until the sugar dissolves. Then let it cool and use it as directed.
- Using Lipton tea bags will give this sweet tea a more classic, iced tea taste and the Earl Grey tea will provide a smoother, lightly floral, black tea taste. You really can’t go wrong though with whichever you choose, it’s all refreshing! Regardless of the type of tea you use, don’t let it steep longer than 5 minutes or it’ll become more bitter and less enjoyable. Don’t enjoy strong tea? Use 2-3 tea bags instead.
- Are you using loose-leaf tea? For this recipe you can use 1 tablespoon of loose-leaf tea per bag of tea, so 4 tablespoons for a full-strength tea and less for a weaker tea.
- Ready to take this tea to the next level? Add 1 cup of your favorite bourbon to the pitcher of tea (or 1 ounce to each glass) for the ultimate summer cocktail! The bourbon peach tea is some serious summer magic, so this is one idea you don’t wanna skip!
Peach Sweet Tea FAQ
What are the benefits of drinking Peach Sweet Tea?
Besides being cooling and refreshing, sweet tea can help keep you hydrated, which is important on hot days. Staying hydrated has a lot more benefits than people think; when you have enough water in your system it flushes stuff out better and more regularly, which is good for keeping your organs healthy, especially your heart and liver. Black tea also contains antioxidants, which can help repair damaged cells or prevent damage to cells, and can potentially lower cancer risks.
Is it ok to drink sweet tea every day?
As with everything in life, moderation is key. Sweet tea is made with black tea, which contains caffeine and can have adverse effects, such as interrupted sleep and headaches, if too much is taken. Everyone has a different level of tolerance so use your best judgment as to how much you should drink each day.
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Peach Sweet Tea
- 2 cups frozen peaches
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Add the frozen peaches, water, and sugar to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat an cool completely, about 30 minutes.
- Pour the peach syrup through a mesh sieve. Discard the peaches or save them to add to glasses of tea. (They're also great on vanilla ice cream.)
- Add 4 cups of water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the tea bags to the hot water and steep for 5 minutes.
- Add 4 cups of cold water to a pitcher. Remove the tea bags from the pot and gently squeeze to release any tea from the bags. Pour the tea into the pitcher.
- Stir in the baking soda, lemon juice, and peach syrup. Add more peach syrup to taste. Chill for 1 hour before serving over ice with sliced lemons.
- The peach syrup recipe yields about 1 1/2 cups of syrup. Store any extra syrup in an air tight container in the fridge.
- Early Grey and Lipton black tea both work great for this recipe. Earl Grey gives a smoothness to the tea.
- Baking soda is used to smooth out any bitter flavor in the tea and can be omitted it you prefer.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.