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Southern Peach Tea

Fresh, Bright, Refreshing and the perfect drink for front porch sipping on a hot afternoon! This classic southern peach tea is made perfect with a few simple additions that I know you will love!

full glass of southern peach tea

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy
  • Fast
  • You probably have everything you need except the peach nectar (and I’ll tell you where to find it!).

 

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. Brew the tea.

saucepan with lid and towels

STEP 2. Add the Peach Nectar

glass of ice and ingredients on table

Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Your favorite tea 
  • Jumex Peach Nectar
  • Basil 
  • Lemon

ingredients on a table

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s). 

What Type of Tea I Best For This Recipe? 

I always find that we love the taste of Lipton or Luzianne, but honestly, any tea that you usually make sweet tea with is just fine. 

Do I Really Have To Add the Basil? I Am Afraid I Won’t Like It!

The basil makes such a great addition! It’s fresh and light and so very refreshing. 

If you aren’t sure that you will enjoy it, then don’t add it to the gallon pitcher, just add it to your individual glass first and see how it suits you. I bet it will grow on you! 

Can I Make Peach Tea Using Canned Peaches? 

If you search around the internet, you’ll find recipes for using canned peaches. I’ve tried many of those and haven’t had a lot of luck. 

The best one that I’ve tried juices the peaches up in a food processor and then strains them through a very fine mesh strainer. 

This works best, but still thickens the tea and that is kind of a turn off in my book. 

The Jumex Peach Nectar works great and is the perfect peachy taste. 

What Is Peach Tea Good For? 

Peach tea is great for drinking as a refreshing drink on a hot afternoon! 

That said, it has some wonderful health benefits too. So, enjoy! 

Can I Use Green Tea For This Recipe?

You absolutely can use green tea for this recipe, but be forewarned, your homemade version likely won’t taste like Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea unless you add a LOT more sugar! 

Where Do I Find The Peach Nectar? 

You can find this nectar on Amazon (see link below), in the international foods section of your grocery with the Latin foods or at a Mexican grocery. If you haven’t been in a Mexican grocery, I recommend that you check it out! 

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1 liter carton of peach nectar

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • This will keep in a pitcher in the refrigerator for 3 days. Keep covered and chilled. 
  • If you prefer to make your peach tea one glass at a time, simply fill your glass half full with a lightly sweetened tea and pour peach nectar for the other half. 
  • It’s fine to leave out the sugar and use an alternative sweetener. 
  • This is much more refreshing over lots of ice. 
  • Freeze some into ice cube trays and use that for the ice to avoid watering down your drink. 
  • Lemon or lime slices make a beautiful and tasty garnish. 
  • You can find Jumex Peach Nectar in the international section of the grocery with the latin foods, on Amazon or in a hispanic grocery store (that’s where I found mine). I wouldn’t settle for any other type of peach flavoring. 
  • If you wanted to make your own peach nectar, here’s a recipe!

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full glass of southern peach tea

Southern Peach Tea

Fresh, Bright, Refreshing and the perfect drink for front porch sipping on a hot afternoon! This classic southern peach tea is made perfect with a few simple additions that I know you will love!
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Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southern Peach Tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 2 Quarts fresh cold water
  • ½ Cup granulated sugar
  • 4 regular size tea bags or one gallon size tea bag we prefer Luzianne or Lipton
  • 2 33.8 containers Jumex brand Peach Nectar
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  • In a medium sized stock pot heat 2 quarts of fresh water over medium high heat.
  • When the water is near a simmer (almost boiling), turn the heat off. Add the 1/2 Cup of sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Place the tea bags into the water, place the lid on the saucepan. Allow to come to room temperature.
  • Remove the tea bags and gently squeeze to remove any remaining tea. Use care not to tear the tea bags. Discard tea bags.
  • Pour the tea concentrate into a gallon size tea pitcher and add the peach nectar, stir well.
  • In a mortar and pestle, lightly bruise one bunch of basil leaves and stems (reserve a few leaves to use as garnish in drinks). Add these to the pitcher of tea. (It is ok to skip this step if you aren’t sure that you will like basil in your tea).
  • Serve over a full glass of ice cubes with a slice of lemon and a few basil leaves added as garnish.

Notes

  • This will keep in a pitcher in the refrigerator for 3 days. Keep covered and chilled.
  • This makes a gallon, see the notes section if you prefer to make it one glass at a time.
  • If you prefer to make your peach basil tea one glass at a time, simply fill your glass half full with a lightly sweetened tea and pour peach nectar for the other half. Pinch and tear basil leaves and put in the glass before pouring the tea and nectar over the top.
  • It’s fine to leave out the sugar and use an alternative sweetener.
    This is much more refreshing over lots of ice.
    Freeze some into ice cube trays and use that for the ice to avoid watering down your drink.
  • Lemon or lime slices make a beautiful and tasty garnish.
  • You can find Jumex Peach Nectar in the international section of the grocery with the latin foods, on Amazon or in a hispanic grocery store (that’s where I found mine). I wouldn’t settle for any other type of peach flavoring.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Southern Peach Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 25 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi J Spraker

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

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