I’m a coffee drinker, and I love Starbucks! But, who can afford to go there every time one needs a coffee? The same goes for John.e; he loves the peach iced tea at Starbucks, but again, one a day can add up!
I decided to make this at-home version of peach iced tea, and I’m glad I did! It was such a welcomed change from water, juice, or soda.
All you need is 30 minutes and a few simple ingredients. I bet the only ingredient you will need to buy in order to make this drink, is peaches; I’m sure you already have sugar and tea in your pantry.
Sweetened Peach Iced Tea
- 3 peaches, pit removed, sliced into quarters
- 3 tea bags your choice, I used Orange Pekoe
- 8 cups water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
In a saucepan with a tight fitting lid, add the sliced peaches, one cup of water, and the sugar.
Bring those three ingredients to a boil.
Stir, turn off the heat, and cover.
Allow the peaches to sit for thirty minutes while they completely infuse the simple syrup.
In the meantime, in your kettle, boil seven cups of water. Once boiled, add the tea bags to a large pitcher, carefully pour in the boiling water, and place the pitcher in your refrigerator to cool.
Drain the peach syrup through a fine sieve and add the syrup to the tea. Return to refrigerator until completely cooled.
Fill jars, top with lots of ice, and sit outside with a good book. 🙂