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How to make Peach iced tea...step-by-step video

How to make the perfect peach iced tea: mixologist's tips

  • This peach iced tea will store in the fridge for up to five days.
  • Don’t rush to throw away the leftover peach pulp – stir through some yogurt and finish with chopped pistachios for a simple dessert.
  • For a boozy twist to this refreshing summer tipple, add 50ml of dark rum or bourbon to each glass along with some ice and peach slices, then top up with the iced tea.

Peach iced tea recipe


  • 300g sugar
  • 4 peaches, stoned and roughly chopped, plus a few slices to garnish each glass
  • 4 black tea bags
  • mint sprigs, to garnish


  • STEP 1

    Put the sugar and 300ml water in a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add the peaches and very gently cook for around 45 mins, or until very soft. Crush the peaches with a wooden spoon to release their juices and leave to steep in the sugar syrup for 45 mins. Strain out the resulting peach syrup.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, put the tea bags in a large pitcher or jug and add 2 litres of just-boiled water. Leave to brew for 4-5 mins, then fish out the tea bags and chill the tea in the fridge until cold.

  • STEP 3

    Stir all of the peach syrup (use less if you want less sweetness) into the chilled tea. To serve, pour into tall highball glasses with ice and garnish with slices of peach and mint.

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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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