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This easy homemade iced tea recipe is filled with fresh peaches, sweet raspberries, and brewed Bigelow tea for a drink you’ll want all summer long!
I have two words for you: PEACH SEASON.
And the sad thing? I haven’t baked with them yet this summer. No peach pies, no cheesecakes, no ice creams, no scones—what am I even doing with my life?! It’s time to reassess my priorities.
Despite my lack of baking with peaches in the kitchen, I could not let a summer season go by without making some sort of fruity, peachy iced tea. Add in some fresh mint, a few raspberries, a squeeze of lemon, and steeped Bigelow peach and raspberry tea, and you’ve got yourself the iced tea drink of summer. Or your dreams. Same diff.
Guys, it’s peachy-keen.
While I could down a glass of iced tea all year long (I don’t discriminate amongst seasons—but, I’m also from California and we don’t really know what seasons are), there really is something summery about iced tea. Between the fruity elements and the cold tea, it tends to ignite feelings of lazy, relaxing summer days.
And, and, and! While a glass of regular tea with a squeeze of lemon could satisfy my tea cravings, I love being able to get creative and mix it up by putting fun flavors together. Herbs, fruits, and teas all go together hand in hand, giving you the chance to let your imagination run a little wild with what combinations you plan to put together. Bigelow Tea is bold, flavorful, and comes in a variety of flavors so you can easily mix and match flavors!
The health benefits of tea are widespread as well, which can make drinking tea that much sweeter. Instead of drinking highly processed and sugary sodas or fruit drinks, drinking a glass of freshly brewed tea can add some nutrients and antioxidants into your diet. #winningatlife
With this tea, the fresh peaches and raspberries add a great deal of sweetness to the tea without having to add any extra sugar. To give the tea a bit of natural sweetness, I did add some honey to this recipe by creating a simple syrup of water and honey. If you are a tea purist, feel free to omit the simple syrup, instead replacing it with another cup of water.
I’m fairly certain there will be a pitcher of this tea in the fridge for the rest of summer. It’s good. So, grab a glass and kick your feet up as you relax on a summer evening!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup raspberries
- 3 large peaches peeled and sliced
- 1 cup water
- 4 cups water
- 3 Perfect Peach Bigelow Tea Bags
- 3 Red Raspberry Bigelow Tea Bags
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- Lemon Wedges
- Sliced Peaches
- Combine honey and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Once the honey has dissolved, turn off the heat, and allow the syrup to cool. (If you are omitting the simple syrup, you may need to add another cup of water to the final tea mixture depending upon how strong or weak you prefer your iced tea).
- In a separate saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil, then remove from the heat and steep the 6 tea bags for 10-12 minutes (covered). Once the tea has steeped, remove the tea bags. Set aside.
- With a food processor or high-powered blender, combine peeled and sliced peaches and raspberries together and puree. Add in 1 cup of water, and blend until smooth.
- Strain the puree mixture through a fine mesh strainer in order to remove all seeds.
- In a large pitcher, combine simple syrup, steeped tea, remaining 3 cups of water, lemon juice, and peach raspberry puree. Stir until combined.
- Add in sliced peaches, raspberries, lemon wedges, and/or mint, if desired.
- Chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or serve with ice.