Healthy Peach Green Ice Tea
Nothing quenches our thirst in the dog days of summer like iced tea!
And yet at the same time that we enjoy our beloved cold, sweet beverage, peaches are also in their prime!
The photo is a bit on the dark side, but we’re in good fortune today with a cloudy sky ready to send some soothing rain on our parched, dry land. What a blessing, no matter how much the cloudy sky messes with my attempts at photography!
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There are tons, and I mean tons of recipes for Peach Ice Tea. Restaurant chains are even famous for offering this delightful beverage in summertime.
But nowhere will you find the healthiest version for peach-flavored ice tea!
Who doesn’t know the benefits of drinking ‘green’ tea? Green tea is just so awesome and amazing for all of us in terms of the healthy benefits it gives us!
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful, beneficial effects on our bodies. . . . research has shown that green tea helps:
- reduce free radicals from forming in the body
- boost metabolism, thus giving us a little help in losing weight
- add antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer
- lower blood sugar
So when it’s scorching outside and you’re wanting something ice-cold to sip on, a glass of Peach Green Ice Tea will not only do the trick for you, but will also help your health a bit too.
Healthy Peach Green Iced Tea
- 4 green tea bags
- 2 tea bags of regular tea (I use "Constant Comment")
- 1 cup sugar
- enough water to fill a large glass jug or large glass container
- 4 - 6 fresh peaches, peeled, pits removed, sliced . . . or the amount of peaches that you prefer for your own taste
- ⅛ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice, or to taste
- 5 cups ice cubes
- Optional: 2 or 3 medium, fresh peaches, sliced for presentation in the pitcher and/or tea glasses.
- Add tea bags and sliced peaches in glass container filled with water.
- Set outside in the sun for several hours for the tea bags to steep; until the color is a medium brown.
- Don't let your tea get too dark or it will have a very strong, and almost bitter taste.
- Remove from the heat of the sun.
- Set aside to cool.
- Add sugar and lemon juice to taste.
- Add ice to chill.
- Cover and keep refrigerated until time to serve.
- Just before serving, stir in peach slices.
The sliced peaches in the tea look divine! A delicious cold drink is most welcome right now.
I agree Judee!
Totally refreshing! I need a big pitcher!
It would be nice to drink the pitcher of iced tea alongside with you Angie!
I absolutely love iced tea! And I love peaches so you can imagine how good your sun tea looks to me. I drink iced tea all the time, but I had never really thought about adding fruit to it. Such a great idea, Roz! I plan to try this soon.
Thanks Shari! This is a very popular version of iced tea in the South…..very refreshing!
I love sun tea, but have never added fresh peaches. I’m doing this tomorrow!!!
Hi Mindy! Thanks for your visit to my blog . . . when peaches are fresh, try to give this very simple recipe a try. It’s totally a big deal in the South, so maybe not so much in your region. Let me know what you think if you try it!
You’ve given me a wonderful idea! I have a favorite brand of peach tea called Tea Forte but it’s expensive. I’d love to try making my own. I can taste it now. I love green tea!
If you do decide to make this iced tea someday, I’d love to know what you think!
Thanks for your visit, Susan!
Ciao Bella your ice tea is to die for. I use some organic English tea, how many oz do you think I should use for this to make it equavalent to your tea bags because i buy it by the bulk.
you are so kind Peter! Thank you for your visits to my blog!!! I truly appreciate it!
I love iced tea. This peach flavored version looks delicious. My hubby likes to soak peaches in wine too.
Oh I am sure that peaches soaked in wine, as your husband prepares them, are sensational!!! Do you have a recipe for this?
Hi Roz, I know with the good weather and summerish season some people spend more time outside or vacationing . I had asked you a question about a month ago witch it might have slipped under your toe accidentally. Can you please take time and answer me whenever you can . Thanks Peter.
Hi Peter, I am SO SORRY that I did not reply to you. My mother died. After her funeral I stayed with my sister for 2 weeks to help her clean out the things in my mother’s home. I have been in a fog, even with returning to work and simply forgot. I do apologize. You had asked about how many ounces to use, since you buy your tea in bulk. Since I used tea bags, I looked on the packaging to find the weight of each. Nothing was listed for their weights. So I took my ounce scale and weighed 4 tea bags which equaled a ½ oz. My ‘guess’ then, is to use 1 oz. of tea and see how dark your tea gets when setting in the sun. If it isn’t dark enough, then I would say it needs more tea to brew and darken to your taste preference level. Again, Peter, I am very sorry that I failed to reply back to you soon. I hope that you’re doing well and please know that I truly appreciate your friendship!
I am soorry sorry for your terrible loss ! You should really take a break to heal and not being here but I am not to say what to do. Thanks for responding anyways and stay strong if possible.
Thank you Peter. It has been hard indeed, but with time, the heart heals. I will always remember my friends such as yourself!
Have a wonderful new year!