A long day’s work in a blistering hot kitchen, calls for a chilled glass of refreshing cold-brewed Peach Iced Tea! Infused with fresh peaches, this simple 4 ingredient recipe is just perfect for our scorching days!

Peach Iced Tea cold brew summer drink fruits

Yes, I said cold brewed ! So in this recipe, instead of using tea bags or brewing tea leaves in boiling hot water, you simply steep the tea in a pitcher of water overnight. Next morning, stir in  peach infused syrup, some mint/basil leaves and enjoy your Peach Iced Tea all day long!

This method of making iced tea is new to me, but I’ve really taken to it. You can read more about cold brewed teas in this wonderful article by BONAPPETIT.

Making this from scratch couldn’t be simpler. The amount of sugar you want to add is totally up to you. Its free from all the nasties from a powdered pack or a bottled version. Its healthier, fresher and cleaner. And environmentally friendly, think of all the plastic bags or bottles you didn’t use!

Peach Iced Tea cold brew summer drink fruits

You get the wonderful flavour of the tea you’re using and the fruits you’ve added on. For the classic iced tea, all you need to do is add honey and some lemon juice to the cold brewed tea. Its sublime! Take my word for it.

The tea I’ve used here is from Glendale Estate in Nilgiris ( Tamil Nadu). A dear friend gifted a big bag of this beautiful tea and educated me about using it too! Its called Broken Orange Pekoe.Its a Nilgiris Orthodox variety and can be purchased online HERE . In case you can’t find it, you can use Assam or Darjeeling tea as well. These will need to be brewed with boiling water for a short time and cooled for making iced tea. Cold brewing these teas overnight  will make them bitter. You could even go for Oolong for cold brew.

Peach Iced Tea cold brew summer drink fruits

The peach syrup is a cinch to make too. I kept the sugar half of the water quantity here as the peaches were very sweet. You can double the quantity of the peach syrup and store it the refrigerator to add in your next batch of iced tea! Its fresh, its fruity, its tastes, well, so peachily bright!

Peach Iced Tea cold brew summer drink fruits

So make a pitcherful of this flavoursome thirst quencher this summer and stay cool! I’d love to hear from youPlease do rate and comment below! You can also FOLLOW ME on INSTAGRAM , PINTEREST and  FACEBOOK for more fabulous recipes!

Peach Iced Tea

A long day's work in a blistering hot kitchen, calls for a chilled glass of refreshing cold brewed Peach Iced Tea! Infused with fresh peaches, this simple 4 ingredient recipe is just perfect for our scorching days!
Servings: 4 persons
Author: Natasha Minocha

Ingredients

Peach Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup sugar You may need to add more according to your preference
  • 2 Peaches, chopped roughly

Iced Tea - cold brew

  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 tsp Broken Orange Pekoe Tea/ Oolong Please use levelled teaspoons of tea

Iced Tea - hot brew

  • 4 cups Water
  • 3 tsp Assam/ Darjeeling tea Please use levelled teaspoons of tea

Instructions

Peach Simple Syrup

  • Combine the sugar, peaches and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium to high heat for 10-15 minutes. Mash the peaches with a spoon as they get softer. Take it off the heat and let the peaches steep in the syrup for 15-20 minutes.
  • Strain the syrup into a small bowl, pressing the peaches as much as you can get to get the maximum flavour. Store in a jar.

Iced Tea - cold brew

  • Stir in the tea in the water. Refrigerate for 8 hours upto a maximum of 12 hours. Strain and mix in the peach syrup. Garnish with mint/basil leaves. Enjoy chilled!

Iced Tea - hot brew

  • Boil the water. As soon as it reaches boiling point, turn off the heat and add the tea leaves. Steep for 4-5 minutes. Strain and let cool. Once its cooled, stir in the peach syrup. Garnish with mint/basil leaves. Enjoy chilled!
  • If you like stronger tea, you can add another teaspoon of tea in the hot water.

Peach Iced Tea cold brew summer drink fruits