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Naturally Sweetened Iced Peach Green Tea

posted by Michelle Verkade on June 6, 2017

Iced Peach Green Tea ~ This naturally sweetened and the perfect drink for summer! Only 4-ingredients stand between you and this pretty little homemade iced tea!

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 Iced tea has become my latest obsession. Of course, iced coffee will forever and always be at the top of my obsession list (the love runs deep), but iced tea has been steadily climbing the charts.

When I was younger, iced tea didn’t even exist in my vocabulary. It was a foreign word for a weird, dark substance only adults could possibly like.

Well, I guess the fact that I’ve been all about tea lately solidifies my fate as an adult. Soon I’ll be drinking my coffee black and saying things like, “Back in my day…” and “whippersnapper.”

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Oy. Let’s hope there’s still plenty of time before it comes to that.

Regardless of the fact my love of iced tea reminds just how old I actually I am, this Naturally Sweetened Iced Peach Green Tea is ah-mazing.

(When paired with a bowl of either Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream or Toasted Coconut Blackberry Ice Cream, you’ve got the perfect summer afternoon ahead of you–just an fyi. ;-))

Now, while I will be the first to admit I love a good sweet tea, I’m pretty stoked about the fact this is sweetened only with honey (or maple syrup, if you prefer).

I’m still not a huge fan of unsweetened tea (I guess there’s still some kid left in me), so I do truly love that this homemade iced tea recipe is free from refined sugar.

This tea begins with a simple syrup of a 1:1 ratio of water and honey (or maple syrup). The honey dissolves into the water, thickens up, and is the sweetening agent for the tea.

The second sweetening agent is the peach puree. I use fresh peaches here (I’m sure canned or frozen would be fine as well), and it is super important to make sure you use really flavorful, sweet fresh peaches.

The sweeter the peach, the more flavorful your tea will be (high fives all around!).

Additionally, the green tea needs to steep for at least an hour. Green tea can be a little more subtle in flavor, so it does need to steep for a significant amount of time.

Garnish the tea with some fresh peach slices, a little lemon, and/or mint leaves.

Happy summering!

Naturally Sweetened Iced Peach Green Tea

Preparation 3:20 2017-06-27T03:20:00+00:00 Cook Time 1:00 2017-06-27T01:00:00+00:00 Serves 8     adjust servings

This naturally sweetened Iced Peach Green Tea is the perfect drink for summer! Only 4-ingredients stand between you and this pretty little homemade iced tea!

Ingredients

Tea

  • 5 Green Tea bags
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 large peaches (or 3 medium sized ones), peeled

Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey

Instructions

Add water and honey to a small saucepan and heat over med-low heat, stirring constantly. Pull off the heat once the honey has dissolved and allow to cool.

Heat 3 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, take off the heat and add the tea bags to the water. Allow to steep for at least 1 hour.

Once the tea has steeped, puree the peaches and 1 cup of water together.

Strain the peach puree mixture through a fine mesh strainer in order to remove any extra pulp.

In a large pitcher, combine simple syrup, tea peach puree, and remaining 1 cup of water. Stir until combined.

Add in sliced peaches, lemon wedges, and/or mint, if desired.

Chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or serve with ice.

Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 81kcal Calories from fat 1
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

 

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