Southern Peach Iced Tea

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This delicious Peach Iced Tea is incredibly easy to make with only 3 ingredients! With canned peaches and just a few simple steps, this Southern peach sweet tea is the perfect choice for those hot Summer days.

Peach Iced Tea in a glass

The Best Homemade Peach Iced Tea Recipe

Spring and summer weather calls for a tall fresh glass of Southern peach iced tea. There’s nothing like getting out of the pool on a hot day and sipping on a glass of sweet peach tea. This tea recipe only uses a handful of ingredients with the perfect amount of peach flavor and sweetness. If you love sweet tea, you’ll also want to try our Strawberry Sweet Tea

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Tea Bags – You will need tea bags for brewed iced tea for this recipe (more info about kinds of tea below).
  • Water – this is needed for the tea and the simple syrup.
  • Peaches – canned sliced peaches, pureed in a blender.
  • Sugar – this is combined and heated with water to make a simple syrup. Feel free to replace the simple syrup with other sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or any other sugar substitutions.
Ingredients for peach tea

How to Make Peach Tea

This peach tea recipe has just 15-minutes of prep time is all you need to make this delicious peach iced tea!

  • Pour 4 cups of water into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Add in the tea bags and let them sit and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Take out the tea bags and discard them, then set them aside to cool. While the tea is cooling, prepare the simple syrup mixture.
  • Combine the sugar and water over medium heat until it dissolves, then bring to a slight boil, then take away from the heat.
  • Add the tea and simple syrup into a large pitcher and combine.
  • Pour in the peach puree and the rest of the 4 cups of cool water and combine.
  • Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Enjoy over ice cubes and top with peach slices and fresh mint leaves for garnish, if desired.
Peach Iced Tea in a pitcher

Can I Make Peach Iced Tea Using Fresh Peaches?

Yes! You will need to cook the peaches first to make them soft enough to puree and proceed with directions.

  1. Cooking fresh peaches. In a medium saucepan combine 3 ripe peaches and 1.5 cups of water and bring to a boil over high heat until the peaches are soft.
  2. Puree. Transfer the cooked peaches into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the peach puree through a fine mesh strainer to remove any clumps . 

What Type of Tea Is Best?

Any black tea bags made for brewed iced tea will work well or even green tea. The brands Lipton and Luzianne each have their own special blends for iced tea and are probably the most well known, but any iced tea blend will work fine.

Peach Iced Tea in glasses

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Peach Iced Tea

This delicious Peach Iced Tea is incredibly easy to make with only 3 ingredients! With fresh peaches and just a few simple steps, this Southern peach sweet tea is the perfect choice for a hot Summer day.
Servings: 10 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


Ingredients for tea:

Ingredients for Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar


  • In a medium saucepan, begin heating 4 cups of water. Once the water begins to boil, add the 6 tea bags and allow them steep for about 5 minutes. Remove and throw away the tea bags when finished. Set the tea aside to cool.
  • While the tea is cooling, prepare the simple syrup mixture:
  • Using a small saucepan, combine one cup of water and one cup of sugar. On medium heat, stir the sugar and water together until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to lightly boil, then remove from heat.
  • In a large pitcher, combine the tea and the simple syrup. To finish the tea, add in the pureed peaches and the remaining four cups of cool water, stirring all of the ingredients together.
  • Keep chilled and serve over ice.
  • Optional: Garnish with peach slices and fresh mint.

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Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg


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9 comments on “Southern Peach Iced Tea”

  1. It’s SO much easier to add sugar into hot tea bag water when your tea bags steep. This is the way we have made our sweet tea for generations. Just add a cup of water, hot immediately or cold as it cools, and you’re done. No extra pan to wash !

  2. Do you use peaches in juice or heavy syrup? And just double checking…do you strain peaches or use the liquid in the tea as well?

    1. Hi Tami. You will use strained peaches, preferably in juice, since you are making the simple syrup to add.