Black Peach Iced Tea

How to Make a Black Peach Iced Tea

This week’s Try It Tea is a Black Iced tea with peaches! There are so many different teas you can try with this recipe, although I have found that non-scented or non-flavored black teas work best.

Ingredients & Tools

You will need:

A pitcher, sauce pan, and a strainer

Tea

  • Non-flavored/Scented Black Tea ie. English breakfast, Assam ( 3 tea bags or loose leaf for 2 cups of water)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 4 cups of ice
  • Sliced Peaches (Optional)

Peach Syrup

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1.5 cups peaches diced (fresh) or  2- 2.5 cups frozen

Directions

For Tea:

    1. Heat water to desired temperature and steep the tea for desired amount of time. (Follow specified directions for your tea) This can be done with a tea pot, kettle or on the stove.
    2. Set aside to cool once tea has been steeped and removed.


For Peach Syrup:

  1. To make the peach syrup, combine water and peaches in the blender.
  2. After it has been blended, add it and the sugar to a saucer pan.
  3. Bring the peaches to a boil and then low heat to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the syrup from heat and let cool.
  5. Strain the peaches from the Syrup.

Combine:

  1. Once both the tea and syrup have cooled, combine and add ice and peach slices (if preferred)

Suggestions & Best Practices

  • If you are looking to have less caffeine steep your tea, discard that liquid and then steep it again. Tea will have significantly less caffeine in the second steep.
  • OR use Rooibos Tea for non-caffeinated drink (please note that rooibos does not have as strong of flavors and will need more tea or less peach syrup).
  • If using frozen peaches, use them in place of  some of the ice to help flavor the drink and keep it cold (Please note: it will not last as long in the fridge if you do that).
  • Also, I noticed with using the frozen peaches, you needed more to have enough peach flavor compared to the fresh peaches.
  • If you have left over peach syrup freeze it in the ice tray for peach flavored ice.