Peach Iced Tea Recipe – Iced Tea Recipes

Our Yummy Peach Iced Tea Recipe is sure to please your friends and family. Peach Iced Tea is usually made with black tea, and orange pekoe tea bags are the most common to use but you can use any type of tea.

For maximum health benefit, I suggest using loose black tea, organic if possible. It really makes a difference to the quality of the iced tea.

Using Green Teas and White Teas as your iced tea base will just have a much lighter tea flavor and alot more peach flavour.

Recipe for Peach Iced tea

  • 3 tea bags – orange pekoe or black loose tea works best
  • 4 cups cold water – try to use the best water you can
  • 5 cans peach nectar – 3 and a bit cups
  • 1/4 cup chilled simple syrup or to taste.

Simple Iced Tea Syrup

  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar (use half as much if you are using brown)
  • 1 1/4 cups water

Peach slices for garnish Basil for Garnish

Place tea bags in a quart-size glass measure or heatproof bowl. In a saucepan bring water just to a boil and pour over tea bags. Steep tea 5 minutes and strain through a sieve into a heatproof pitcher. Cool tea and chill, covered, until cold, about 1 hour.

Stir in nectar and syrup. Serve tea over ice in tall glasses and garnish with peach slices and basil sprigs.

To make simple syrup: In a saucepan bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring, and boil until sugar is completely dissolved. Let syrup cool and chill, covered. Syrup may be made 2 weeks ahead and chilled, covered.

About Iced Tea Syrup

So why do most iced tea recipes call for iced tea syrup? Simple, the syrup is a liquid sweatner. If you were to just pour sugar into the iced tea, it would be difficult to get it to dissolve, so lots of granules in the cup or pitcher.

With the syrup, it is just mixed right in and presto, no sugar granules in the bottom of the cup.

Iced Tea Tips – Making Iced Tea

Everyone loves Iced Tea, so I put together a few Iced Tea Tips & Tricks to make sure that you serve up the best tall refreshing glass possible.

It is not as simple as everyone thinks to make a perfect glass of iced tea.

There are lots of factors to consider from the type of tea, the water, sugars and sweetners, garnishes, and storing the tea. These things all affect how good your tea tastes.

Choosing Your Iced Tea Ingredients

It all starts with the ingredients. Find organic teas, loose leaf is possible and use this as your base. The water is also of the utmost importance.

If you use a low quality tap water, you will taste it in your results. If you have poor water quality, use bottled water to make your tea.

Adding sugar and sweetening your iced tea needs to be done with a simpley syrup. This will avoid sugar crystals in the served tea. See our recipe for a Simple Syrup Here

Iced Tea – Steeping Time

Don’t let those leaves steep too long, results will be a bitter batch of tea. Read the directions and stop the steep a little sooner rather than later. The tea will become a little more bitter as it cools.

Adding Herbs Spices & Juice to Iced Tea

If you are using herbs, spices or adding fruit juice, fresh is always best.

If you use juice from a tin, the result will be poor. Try to find fresh juice and herbs to use in your recipes.

Store your Iced Tea in a Glass Container

Plastic and metal containers will spoil your tea in no time. Plastics absorb and release tastes and odours. Metal is just plain wrong for storing your iced tea, it will take the taste of the metal container on very quickly.

Also, seal your container. Odours from the fridge will find their way in if you don’t.

Don’t forget the ICE

Bad ice cubes can ruin the best glass of ice tea. Make sure your ice is fresh and you won’t have that problem.

Iced Tea Garnishes

Often lemons, herbs, and even flowers are used as garnishes when serving iced tea. Garnish at the last moment possible to avoid a soggy mess. If you have left over tea and you are going to store it, remove all garnishes befor placing the tea in a glass container with a tight fitting lid.

Storing Iced Tea

Drink your tea within 24 hours for best results, any longer and it will be quite bitter. Remeber to always store the tea in a glass container.

I hope your find these iced tea tips and tricks useful. If you have any tips to add, please send them along and I will post them.