Peach and Raspberry Iced Tea

Cool, refreshing iced tea made with green tea and sweetened with a homemade peach and raspberry syrup, the perfect summer drink

Peach Raspberry Iced Tea by Giraffes Can Bake - refreshing iced tea made with green tea and sweetened with homemade peach and raspberry syrup, the perfect summer drink

 


I’m not a tea drinker, I just don’t like it – I know, I’m a terrible brit! Iced tea is a different story though, I believe the fact that it’s cold helps reduce some of the tannin which, in turn, makes it less bitter. This is my first time making my own iced tea and I’m definitely going to start making it more often, it’s so much better than the bottled stuff and you don’t get a lot of iced tea in restaurants here. Making it yourself is great because it means you control how sweet it is and you can get creative with flavours! Plus, it’s so easy to make, what’s not to love!

Peach Raspberry Iced Tea by Giraffes Can Bake - refreshing iced tea made with green tea and sweetened with homemade peach and raspberry syrup, the perfect summer drink

I used green tea to make this peach and raspberry iced tea, a few of those antioxidants I hear so much can’t be a bad thing in this delicious drink! You could of course use black tea if you’d prefer, it’s all about the peach and raspberry syrup here! My first attempt at this recipe was a bit of failure, I didn’t really think it through and ended up with a kind of tea smoothie…. not good! The obvious answer was, of course, to make a syrup! So that’s exactly what I did. It’s really easy to make and you can use any fruit or flavours you like – your tea, your way!

Peach Raspberry Iced Tea by Giraffes Can Bake - refreshing iced tea made with green tea and sweetened with homemade peach and raspberry syrup, the perfect summer drink

Due to the amount of time I’ve spent in Atlanta, it was hard for me not to call this recipe “sweet tea”! If you asked for an iced tea in Georgia (and other southern states, I assume) you’ll most likely get a very weird look! If you do find yourself in a southern state wanting ice tea, I’d have to recommend you order unsweet tea though – as their sweet tea can sometimes have even more sugar than coke! You’re much better off ordering it unsweet and sweetening it yourself – or, just stay home and make this tea, even better! When making this peach and raspberry iced tea you can either add the syrup to the jug, or leave it separate for people to serve themselves which is what I would recommend. I actually ended up with a bit of the syrup left over, which will be great for flavouring cocktails or even just lemonade! 

Peach Raspberry Iced Tea by Giraffes Can Bake - refreshing iced tea made with green tea and sweetened with homemade peach and raspberry syrup, the perfect summer drink

Peach and Raspberry Iced Tea
Serves 4
Cold, refreshing iced tea made with green tea and sweetened with homemade peach and raspberry syrup, the perfect summer drink
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For the tea
  1. 4 green tea bags
  2. 1 litre boiling water (about 4 cups)
For the syrup
  1. 225g sugar
  2. 240ml water
  3. 4 peaches, sliced
  4. 120g raspberries
To serve
  1. fresh peaches and raspberries
  2. ice
Instructions
  1. Brew your tea for the directed amount of time on the box, usually no more than 4 minutes or it will go bitter. Leave the tea to cool and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To make the syrup
  1. Add sugar, water, peaches and raspberries to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and stir to keep the fruits moving and crush a little to help release some juice.
  3. Once the sugar as dissolved, remove from heat and put the lid on the pan, steep for 30 minutes. Remove the fruit (save for another use if you like) and leave to cool. Store in the fridge.
To serve the tea
  1. Add the cold tea to a large jug or pitcher and add plenty of ice and fresh fruit. Pour tea into glasses and sweeten with the peach and raspberry syrup
Notes
  1. Substitute green tea bags for black if desired, you could also use loose leaf tea if you like.
  2. Recipe is easily doubled to serve more people
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I really cannot rave about this peach and raspberry iced tea enough, it’s so delicious and, as you can see, it’s so simple to make! I can’t wait to try other flavoured syrups with it, the possibilities are endless really! So it’s only right that I bring such a yummy, easy recipe along to Fiesta Friday this week – because this week I am co-hosting, yay! Fiesta Friday is an awesome weekly virtual party hosted by the lovely Angie, so many wonderful people come along each month to share their creations and thoughts, and socialise with each other. It really is so much fun and we’d love it if you would come join us! It’s easy to participate, all you need to do is write a post to share with the party goers – it can be anything you like, most people bring yummy dishes, but as long as it’s family friendly anything goes! Then tag it with Fiesta Friday so others can find it, and come share it at our big virtual party hall right here! And while you’re there, make sure to go check out what the other party goers have brought along, you’ll be sure to find something you love! I’m co-hosting this week with the awesome Judi, you may know her as JuJu from Cooking With Aunt JuJu, her blog is always one of my favourites to visit and she’s Fiesta Friday veteran so you’re in good hands – make sure you to check out her blog along the way too. Make sure you link back to me, Judi and the Fiesta Friday post so we’re sure not to miss your post and so you can be considered as a feature for next week! You can read the full guidelines here and then come party!

 

So pour yourself a refreshing glass of iced tea and head off to the party! I’ll be heading round to see you all very soon, in between some macaron making so excuse me if I’m covered in macaron batter – I’ll get changed into my glad rags later, I promise! 

Are you a big iced tea drinker usually? I think this homemade version could definitely convert you even if you’re not, it’s so refreshing on a hot summer’s day – perfect for sipping by the pool if you’re lucky enough to have one! If you’re usually an iced tea drink, what are your favourite flavours? I’m definitely looking for inspiration for my next batch!

Peach Raspberry Iced Tea by Giraffes Can Bake - refreshing iced tea made with green tea and sweetened with homemade peach and raspberry syrup, the perfect summer drink

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46 comments

  1. Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook says:

    Yay! Finally, a drink that I could enjoy. I love green tea – I consume about 7 cups a day (oops). This is a good way to enjoy it in another way. I am saving this recipe and I’d definitely give this a go. Thanks for hosting this week’s FF, Michelle. Have fun! πŸ˜‰

  2. Judi Graber says:

    Lots of good beverages at Fiesta Friday #73. We are all thinking heat=refreshing drinks. Unfortunately, it is only going to be in the 70’s today. Enjoying co-hosting with you Michelle. Need to go and mow my acre lawn – but I will be back πŸ™‚

  3. Polianthus says:

    you don’t like tea???????terrible terrible brit indeed!
    looks like a great recipe, even though I love tea, PG Tips, Harrogate Tea, and have multiple teapots and tea-cozies…

  4. Justine says:

    I always have a moment of slight panic when i come across your blog wondering what amazing thing ou are going to present that will pile on my pounds even more lol because i simply cannot resist but this one looks almost safe…grinz xx

  5. Loretta says:

    What??? Someone from the UK who does not like tea??? You need to move to the USA Michelle where iced tea is served everywhere. In fact when we first moved here, we had to specify when ordering a cup of tea, because they’d bring iced tea to the table. “Hot tea please” is what we learned later on :)). Like your flavors going on in your iced tea. Thanks for co-hosting and happy weekend!

  6. Amanda @ The Chunky Chef says:

    I LOVE sweet tea, and this tea has me drooling! I’m not even from the South, but I always refer to my tea as sweet tea lol πŸ™‚ Making fruit syrups is so much fun and the peach raspberry version is amazing πŸ˜€ Thanks for co-hosting FF this week!

  7. Caroline says:

    This looks great- I am only so-so in to ice tea usually as I don’t really like sweetened but unsweetened can be a bit bitter but I think the tasty fruit in this one could persuade me.

  8. Tina | Mademoiselle Gourmande says:

    Not very british indeed, Michelle… πŸ˜€
    But I love this tea, at least it sounds and looks delicious!
    I love the syrup, fruit syrup is just awesome. And I get it, different countries have different opinions on sweetness, even Fanta tastes so much different in South America and Asia than it does in Germany, so much sweeter… SO I’ll go with your advice if I’m in Atlanta ordering iced tea. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Dini @ Giramuk's Kitchen says:

    This looks delicious Michelle!! πŸ˜€ I’m so picky with tea… it needs to be made a certain way, or I wont and can’t drink it!! But I can absolutely drink iced tea especially with flavours like this!! I learnt the hard way about how sickly sweet the iced tea here in the US is…

  10. arlene@arl's world says:

    Love Ice Tea! It is really popular here in the Southern United States. Love the way you combined the green tea with the flavors of Peach and Raspberry. Here in our local restaurants you usually have regular or Peach or Raspberry. Rarely do we see green tea with the flavorings. I love green tea alone or with flavorings. Not sure why more restaurants do not serve green tea. Thanks for sharing! It looks delish and refreshing!

  11. radhika says:

    I love peach iced tea and the addition of raspberries, oh so good! who can ever say no to raspberries! Such a refreshing drink for the summers! πŸ™‚

  12. Sarah says:

    I love making tea at home, especially in the summer. I love the creative syrup idea! Now I can really start making some fun stuff πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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