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Peach Green Tea

This naturally sweetened iced tea is the perfect drink for summer. Only 4-ingredients stand between you and this refreshing homemade iced tea!
Prep Time3 hrs 15 mins
Steeping & Chilling Time4 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

Tea

  • 5 green tea bags
  • 5 c. water divided
  • 2 large peaches peeled, or 3 medium peaches peeled

Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 c. honey

Instructions

Simple Syrup

  • 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.

Green Tea

  • 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.

Iced Tea

  • 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.

Notes

  • Use the sweetest, fresh peaches you can find so you have a ton of flavor. Essentially, that sweeter the peach, the more flavorful the tea.
  • A quick trick to make peaches easier to peel is to blanch them. Simply bring a large pot of water to a boil. Score the bottom of each peach with an X, then place in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Make sure each peach is completely covered in water, if your pot is smaller do this in batches. After the time is up, remove from water with a slotted spoon and immediately rinse with cold water or place them in a cold water bath. Then peel with a paring knife once they are cool to the touch.
  • In a pinch you could also use frozen or canned peaches, just make sure they aren’t already sweetened. If they are adjust your simply syrup to reflect that.
  • You can substitute maple syrup for the honey if you prefer that in your simple syrup.
  • Make sure you steep the green tea for at least a hour. Green tea can be a little more subtle in flavor, so it does need to steep for a significant amount of time.

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg