A refreshing recipe for raspberry peach iced tea. Enjoy summer’s harvest along with freshly brewed iced tea for a sweet and delicious drink.
Sweet seasonal summer fruit mixed with freshly brewed iced tea. This peachy raspberry drink is perfect for enjoying on the porch.SaveSaved! Pin Recipe Print Recipe Rate Recipe
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For the Peach Raspberry Syrup
- 1 cup sliced peaches about 2 medium peaches
- 1½ cups fresh raspberries
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
For the Tea
- 3 family sized tea bags Luzianne brand recommended
- 6 cups hot water
- 6 cups cold water
- Fresh Mint
- Make the fruit syrup. Add the peaches, raspberries, sugar, and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 7-10 minutes, until the raspberries break down and the peaches are very soft.
- Strain the syrup and chill. Using a mesh strainer, strain out the solid fruit bits. Press with a wooden spoon to get all the syrup out. Don't pres too hard or you'll have fruit bits in your tea.
- Brew the tea. Place the tea bags in a heat-proof pitcher. Boil 6 cups of water and pour it on top of the tea bags. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Pour over the tea bags and allow to steep 3 minutes, then remove and discard. Pour 6 cups of cold water into the pitcher of tea.
- Add the raspberry peach syrup and chill. Add the blackberry syrup and mix thoroughly.Place the pitcher in the fridge to chill 4 hours, or until very cold. Serve over ice with fresh lemon slices, whole raspberries, and mint leaves.
Don’t want to make a big pitcher? You can freeze the part of the fruit syrup and mix it with tea later. Strawberries or blackberries would be delicious instead of raspberries.
Did you make this?Let me know how it was! Please see below for serving ideas, storage instructions, and substitutions.
- The fruit: make sure you pick the ripest raspberries and peaches. We are trying to extract the juice and flavor while we make the syrup, but we can’t add flavor that isn’t there. Ripe fruit will give you the best-tasting drink.
- Plain sugar is all you need here. If you want to try a sugar substitute, you can! Just follow the conversation instructions for a recipe using real sugar.
- Family-size tea bags are handy, but if you don’t have them, no problem. Just substitute nine regular (individual) tea bags. We like Luzianne, but Lipton will do in a pinch.
More Fresh Fruit Drinks
- Blackberry Iced Tea uses the same simple syrup method.
- Love peachy drinks? Everyone loves peach mojitos, and they’re actually easier. Just muddle and stir.
Hope you enjoy this recipe!