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Southern Brewed Ginger Peach Sweet Iced Tea Recipe

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A wood tray filled with glasses of Peach iced tea and sliced peaches with mint sprigs on a wood table
Ginger Peach Sweet Iced Tea

ICED TEA & SUMMERTIME

Iced tea and summertime were meant for each other. Here in the south, we love our home brewed sweet iced tea year round but we make even more in the summer. Our hot humid climate produces a constant need for an iced beverage. Growing up in a home with mostly boys meant my Mom brewed tea on the stove almost every day. Peach Iced Tea was a real treat.

two white wicker chairs with a white wicker table between them holding a live pink flower and a glass of iced tea on a porch outside
We enjoy sitting on the porch on summer evenings with a tall glass of cold iced tea.

Georgia Peaches

I live in Georgia and we are a leading producer of Peaches which means of course we have been known to make Peach Iced Tea using fresh peaches.

As a matter of fact I shared 10 Reasons To Visit Lane Southern Orchards which is not far from my home and a favorite place for all things peachy including peach ice cream. If you happen to be traveling down I-75 through middle Georgia, by all means, stop in Lanes. You can sample their Peach Iced Tea and their Peach Ice cream.

You can order fresh peaches online from Harry & David if you are having trouble finding good fresh peaches.

Instant Pot or Stove Top

We have included the recipe for both Instant Pot or Stove Top. Printable recipe below.

The Ginger is optional too. Life should have options, right!

Two glasses of iced tea viewed from above with peach slices among the ice and whole peaches displayed next to the glasses on a wood surface
Iced tea being poured from a pitcher into a glass with ice and cut peaches displayed on a table
Ice will melt in hot tea and make it weaker

Serving Iced Tea

Should you add ice to the pitcher when you make the tea? No, and here’s why. The ice will melt and make the tea weak.

However, if you are planning to set a pretty table including your cute Tea Pitcher filled with fresh made Peach Iced Tea with peach slices hugged by ice cubes floating in it, go ahead. I recommend making the tea just a tad stronger so when the ice melts, the flavors will be just right.

Southern Tea Tip

Make a couple trays of ice using tea instead of water. Add those to the pitcher when hosting guests. No watered down tea.

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Peach Recipes You Need

Our Cinnamon Baked Peaches use farm fresh ripe peaches for a yummy treat you can serve for breakfast or even as a fancy dessert.

Few ingredients and a small Mason jar make these Mini Peach Parfaits easy to stick in your lunch bag and have breakfast at work. They are really fun on a brunch buffet.

One of my personal favorite ways to use peaches in a recipe is this Honey Sweet Peach Mango Salsa . It’s my favorite topping for grilled pork chops in the summer.

Grab the latest edition of Southern Living Magazine along with a nice tall glass of Peach Iced Tea and go relax on the porch this evening!

Ginger Peach Sweet Iced Tea

A wood tray filled with glasses of Peach iced tea and sliced peaches with mint sprigs on a wood table

Ginger Peach Sweet Iced Tea recipe brewed fresh and served pretty. A southern favorite in the summertime

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups water
  • 6 organic black tea bags, paper tags removed
  • 4 fresh peaches, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, finely minced (optional)
  • 1 Cup of granulated sugar or Local honey, to taste
  • OPTIONAL:
  • 1 fresh peach, cut into thin slices
  • 6-8 fresh mint sprigs

Instructions

STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS

In a large saucepan, add 8 cups of water and bring to a boil
Immediately remove the saucepan from the heat and add the tea bags, peaches and ginger.
Cover with lid and allow the tea to steep for 5 to 20 minutes depending on how strong you prefer your tea.
Remove the tea bags and peaches.
Pour the hot tea concentrate into a large pitcher through a fine strainer to remove any Ginger pieces
Add the sugar or honey, whichever you prefer and stir until dissolved. Taste to see if it has reached your desired sweetness. If not, add more sugar or honey as desired
Chill for about 2 hours in the refrigerator
Serve tea is glasses filled about half way with ice, one or two peach slices and garnish with fresh mint sprigs

INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS
Add water, tea bags, peaches, and fresh ginger to Instant Pot and stir to combine.
    
Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting on normal for 5 minutes.

When finished, allow pressure to release naturally (NR) for 10-15 minutes, then do a quick release (QR) to allow the remaining pressure to escape.

Carefully strain hot tea mixture with a fine mesh strainer to remove the solids. Pour the remaining liquid into a large, heat-resistant pitcher.

Sweeten with honey, to taste, and stir to combine. Cool slightly before serving over ice with peach slices and sprigs of fresh mint, if desired. Enjoy!



Notes

Does it all sound yummy except the Ginger to you? Leave the ginger out, no problem

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