Peaches are a summertime favorite in my family. We're from Georgia, where the warm months bring peach cobbler, peach pie, and peach iced tea!
This peach iced tea recipe makes a flavored tea that is better and so much cheaper than the store-bought stuff. Iced tea with a touch of peach makes an enticing beverage, for summer or any time of the year.
My recipe uses peach nectar from the grocery store. I think you could make a good peach tea by juicing fresh peaches (basically making your own peach nectar), but that's a lot of work! Because the nectar is already sweet, I did not add very much extra sugar. If you like your tea sweeter, you can add an additional 1/4 cup of sugar while the tea is still hot or add simple syrup at the end.
Look for peach nectar in the juice aisle of your grocery store. Nectar is just peach puree from concentrate mixed with water and sugar. Unfortunately many of the nectars contain high fructose corn syrup. I found a peach juice that contains no HFCS and it can be used just as easily in this recipe.
Makes a half gallon of iced tea (8 cups).
What You'll Need:
Stir the tea every time you take it out of the fridge to serve. The puree from the nectar tends to settle toward the bottom.
If you leave out the sugar and add splenda to taste, it tastes like Crystal Light peach tea in my opinion!
Mix It Up!
If you like this recipe with peach nectar, try making other fruity teas by following the same recipe but adding mango, pineapple, or apricot nectar.