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Peach iced tea in glasses

The Perfect Peach Iced Tea: Sweet, Simple, and Refreshing


This delightful, refreshing tea is perfect when peaches are in season. It’s easily scaled to make larger quantities for group gatherings and is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser.


Units Scale


  • 3 1/2 cups Water
  • 4 Black Tea Bags
  • 12 Mint Leaves
  • Ice Cubes

Peach Puree


Make the puree

  • Start by peeling your peaches, removing the pit, then dicing the flesh small.
  • Add the diced peaches, water, and sugar or sugar substitute to a saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. This takes around 3-5 minutes.
  • After the peaches have boiled and the sugar dissolved, remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 25 minutes. This will help bring out the flavor of the peaches.
  • Once 25 minutes have elapsed, place the peaches, sugar, and water into a blender and puree.
  • Strain the pureed mixture through a fine mesh strainer. This will produce a puree that is smooth and free of pulp and skin.
  • Set the puree aside in a covered jar in the fridge until ready to use.

Make the tea

  • Boil 2 1/2 cups of water then take off the heat.
  • Place 4 tea bags into the boiled water and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the tea bags.
  • Add 1 cup of cold water to a pitcher, then add the tea and ice. If not serving immediately, place the pitcher in the refrigerator to cool.

Now combine the tea and peach puree

  • Fill a glass with ice. Add tea 3/4 of the way to the top, then add 1-2 tablespoons of puree and stir. Take a taste and add more peach puree until you have your desired level of peachy goodness.

  • Add mint leaves as a garnish, or stir several leaves in for a minty peach iced tea.


We made this recipe with Stevia to keep it healthier. It turns out amazing and is a completely guilt-free drink to enjoy all summer long.

  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Steep
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Tea, Sweet Tea, Southern Tea, Peaches