Iced tea is the ultimate porch drink to enjoy when sunny outside, especially if flavored with the season’s ripe peaches. And although a refreshing glass of peach iced tea is hard to turn down, let’s admit everyone’s favorite summer tea is packed with sugar, and that’s not particularly healthy.
A sugar-free peach iced tea is more than a good alternative for anyone looking to cut down on carbs; it’s a good alternative for everyone. After all, you can drink as many glasses of the sugar-free version as you want, and more tea means more fun!
Making a pitcher of peach iced tea is a tradition, especially if you live in the south. Of course, it doesn’t matter where you live as long as you like refreshing drinks with a peachy scent.
The thing here is, to give a peachy flavor to tea, you need peach purée or nectar, and these are sweet ingredients already. This means that this is not a zero-calorie drink, even if we’re not adding extra sugar. Of course, using less sugar is already healthier than drinking regular peach iced tea, so let’s leave it at that.
Peach tea is loved by all, and the recipe below makes one good tea, flavored with authentic peach nectar or puree and garnished with fresh fruit, how to beat that?
To make this lovely peach iced tea, we’re using two black tea bags for every four glasses. Use more or less depending on how strong you like your tea.
We’re also using sugar-free peach nectar, and that’s where things get tricky. 95% of commercial peach juice, nectar and purée have added sugar and lots of it. This means you might want to puree your own peaches, which are easy to find in summer!
Save a peach and slice it for a natural garnish that’ll make your peach iced tea pitcher Instagram-worthy. A few mint sprigs are a nice garnish as well, but they’re more than looks — mint gives the loveliest scent to your tea! Enjoy this one with all your senses. Let’s make some tea!
Bring the water to a boil and steep the tea bags for 3-5 minutes. Discard the tea bags and cool down to room temperature.
Combine the tea with the peach nectar and serve in a pitcher filled with fresh ice. Garish the glasses with peach slices and a mint sprig.