Get ready for summer with Easy Homemade Peach Sweet Tea. Homemade Iced Tea is simple to make with all natural ingredients, including sugar and fresh peaches.
We have so many wonderful local farm stands and farmers markets that offer freshly harvested sweet plump peaches grown in North Carolina. And it’s a Southern tradition to make your own sweet tea. Summer wouldn’t be complete without Homemade Peach Iced Tea. In no time flat, you’ll be sipping on your own glass of Peach Sweet Tea and relaxing a bit!
This sweet tea recipe is perfect for bridal showers, Easter, and picnics too! For more great holiday drink ideas try my Punch Recipe, Raspberry Iced Tea, Easy Strawberry Lemonade, Pink Bikini Cocktail, and Blackberry Raspberry Lemonade.
Can I tell you that I have an addiction to these gorgeous glass drink dispensers?! Backyard entertaining is something that brings me great joy. I’m a jeans and cowboy boots type of girl. I don’t get dressed up often. So a simple backyard gathering is exactly my speed. I’ve found these gorgeous drink dispensers at Walmart, discount stores, BJ’s and on Amazon. They work so well for backyard gatherings. Don’t forget to order a few simple chalkboard signs too! That way you can identify what each drink is for your guests. Such a cute touch and welcomed detail.
A few years back I planted mint in our gardens in front of the house. It’s such a wonderful addition to all of my homemade brewed sweet teas and Strawberry Lemonade. And that fresh mint even works beautifully in a Mason jar full of our own farm grown zinnias. Don’t you just love fresh picked flowers in the summer? Especially ones that you grew in your own garden. I know I do! Each year, I plant zinnias in the garden in front of our house. The more you pinch them back the more they bloom. And hummingbirds and butterflies LOVE them!
I cannot wait for summer, flip flops, painted toe nails, and fresh peaches! I’ll be making blackberry peach jam this year and plenty of this refreshing Homemade Peach Tea. Now that our house is looking a bit nicer with new kitchen and dining room floors, we’ll definitely be hosting a few backyard gatherings!
Iced Tea & Lemonade recipes:
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Easy Homemade Peach Sweet Tea
- 2 cups fresh peaches peeled, sliced
- 4 1/2 cups water divided
- 8 family-size tea bags
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ice cubes
- fresh mint for garnish
- In a medium saucepan over low to medium heat, soften the peaches with 1/2 cup of the water. Cook until very soft. Lightly smash the fruit with a potato masher. Let the puree cool.
- In a large saucepan or tea kettle, boil the remaining 4 cups of water. Use a large glass measuring cup to brew the tea bags with the boiling water. Stir in the sugar to dissolve. Let steep for 20-30 minutes. Pour the peach puree and brewed tea into a 1-gallon pouring pitcher and add enough ice to fill it to the top. Serve with additional ice and a garnish of fresh mint.
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