Tall glass of peach iced tea garnished with mint
The Most Flavorful Way To Create Your Own Peach Iced Tea
Popular for its bright and delicate floral taste, peach tea can easily be made at home. To make sure your peach tea is as flavorful as possible, make your own peach syrup.
To do so, simply boil water, sugar, and peaches in a pan. Let the mixture simmer on low heat while stirring the fruit to distribute the sweet flavor throughout.
Remove the pan from the heat once the sugar dissolves and allow for thirty minutes for the syrup to fully infuse. In the meantime, brew a pitcher of tea to serve with the syrup.
One of the best parts of making your own peach syrup is that you can customize it. You can swap white sugar for brown for a more caramel-like flavor, or even a sugar-free option.
Natural options, including stevia or monk fruit, may affect the texture and thickness of your syrup so it may require some trial and error to find the right ratio.
Some recipes may suggest adding flavors like vanilla extract or mint leaves to the pan while the syrup simmers or squeezing lemon juice at the end for a more complex taste.
By waiting to add your peach syrup to the iced tea until after the pitcher is made, you can allow your guests to determine how much they want to add to their cup of tea.