Summer is in full swing here in the Great Lakes state. It’s been a rainy one and a few weeks ago we had a tornado touch down right by my house. I spent majority of my life in Oklahoma, right in the middle of Tornado Alley. So, when I don’t hear sirens, I don’t tend to duck for cover. Instead, you can find me outside staring at the sky or at the window watching the trees. All I could think about was that I didn’t want any more trees falling on my house. Apparently as I was watching the news to see where the tornado was, a small one was making its way down my road. I heard some fire truck sirens and then later police cars. I found out the next morning that those sirens were cars who were blocking the street because the road had been closed due to the damage caused by the tornado. I guess it touched the RV park up the road from me.
Yesterday we took kiddo to her doctor’s appointment and we saw the path of destruction. Quite a few trees down. Many houses with missing parts of their roofs. I considered all of them blessed and lucky. No matter how long I am out of Oklahoma, I will never be able to shake the sight of having entire towns demolished by some of the largest and deadliest tornadoes in the United States.
I’ve never been to the town we had to take kiddo to for her appointment. Afterwards we stopped at this cute little diner across the street. I am a sucker for diner food. Not healthy, but darn it, just like mom makes. My mom worked in a diner when she was in high school and going to college until I was born. Probably where the chef in me comes from. She’s also where the writer part of me comes from. We had a wonderful lunch and took the nice drive home. Found a few farms selling lots of wonderful things that we will have to go back to check out. Who knew such wonderful things were available a mere 5 miles from home down the opposite direction of a road I travel down all the time – just not that way!
When we got home, I was in dire need of something cold and wet.
What says summer better than iced tea? I love peaches and kiddo does too. We find them best paired with cottage cheese for our own peaches and cream. We also like to make crisps and cobblers out of them. Peaches remind me of summertime in the south. Hubs hates peaches so we just ignore him 😉
I thought combining my favorite summer flavor with a wonderful summer drink would be the perfect addition to our wonderful day. We have a lot to be thankful for right now.
Sugar-Free Fresh Peach Iced Tea
- 3 cups of water in a tea pot
- 2 family size tea bags or 4 regular size - herbal peach flavor
- 1/2 c to 1 c Stevia depending on your level of sweetness)
- 7 cups of water in a pitcher
- 2-3 peaches sliced
- ice cubes
- Optional - if the peach flavor of the tea is not enough for you create a homemade juice by blending 1 peach and a little bit of water in a blender or food processor. Strain, unless you like your tea with pulp 😉 Use this juice in your tea to enhance the peach flavor.
- Bring the 3 cups of water to a boil in the tea pot.
- Add the 2 family size tea bags.
- All the water with 2 tea bags to a simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove tea bags.
- While tea is still hot add the Stevia.
- Stir to mix the Stevia into the hot tea mixture (Start with 1/2 cup at a time. If you are using liquid Stevia, start with a few drops at a time.)
- Grab your pitcher with the 7 cups of water pour your tea into to mix the tea and Stevia mixture.
- Blend the mixture well.
- Pour in the Peach Nectar.
- Stir. Taste for desired sweetness.
- If needed add more Stevia.
- Stir to ensure all ingredients are mixed well.
- Alternate with ice and peach slices.
Whats your favorite way to enjoy iced tea?
MJ L says
I love iced tea, especially peach flavored. I can’t wait to try this!
Robin Masshole mommy says
I love flavored iced teas! They are perfect in the summer!
Yummy! I love sweet iced tea! I never thought of making peach tea! I’ll have to try this! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Toni -| Boulder Locavore says
The whole tornado thing is pretty scary to me. We have begun to get them in Colorado now too. On a happier note, I love your iced tea! Sounds so refreshing.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds amazing! I live in Georgia, so anything Peach is always a hit.
Melissa Pezza says
Peach iced tea sounds amazing! I think peach would lend itself wonderfully to tea.
This peach tea sounds delicious. I have not tried stevia yet, I think I’ll try it and make this recipe.
This sounds right up my daughter’s alley. She loves tea!
This looks so delicious, I have never made my own flavored iced tea and now I am wondering why that is when it looks so easy!
Amanda O. says
I’m not much a a tea fan, but I do enjoy peach iced tea. The drink looks so delicious!
I absolutely love peach tea! I like that this is without sugar. I might have to use something other than Stevia since it tends to upset my stomach.
You could use any sweetener really. I just use Stevia because its more natural and less chemical. All the others trigger my migraines.
I LOVE sweet tea… and this looks and sound delicious! I am bookmarking your post now so I can come back and make it when I am more awake then I am now:)
Candy O says
What a great tea recipe! This will definitely hit the spot on a hot summer night.
Lisa Bristol says
This looks so delicious and refreshing. I will have to try this for my party this weekend.
Hope everyone enjoys it!
Peach iced tea is one of my fave drink indulgences! I really need to try and make this at home, looks divine!
Ann Bacciaglia says
Peach ice tea sounds amazing. I am going to try this recipe tomorrow. I am sure it will be a big hit.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I would have to take out the tea as I don’t drink tea – not hot or cold, I wonder how peaches taste in Sangria? 🙂
I would say – pretty good!
We love Iced tea too! This would be a great summer drink.
Looks so delicious and so refreshing. I’m not a huge peach fan, but my kids love it so this would be perfect to keep them hydrated on the hot days ahead!
My father-in-law is a diabetic, and I’m always looking for sugar-free recipes I can make when he comes over. It’s fun to have a treat, even if you’ve got some diet parameters.
Peach Tea is so refreshing in the summer. I love that this recipe is sugar free too!
Can you substitute homemade peach puree for the peach nectar? I don’t react well to high fructose corn syrup, and the Jumex has a lot in it. :/
Absolutely! You could even use all natural peach juice. Or, a peach herbal tea.
I have a recipe for that, which turns out just the same. I should swap them.
I love iced tea and having peach flavor sounds amazing. I am going to have to make this as soon as possible!
’tis the season for peach and hurrah for it. I love it any way you want to serve it, and I love it in your tea!
Marina John says
I have few friends and family that are diabetic. I’d love to make this as a beverage option at my next get together.
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says
The peach sounds yummy! I love your pictures!
This sounds so yummy! I love peach and I drink tea all summer! Perfect!
YUMMY! Peach is my favorite but I’ve never had it in a tea before. I will have to give it a try.
Anjanette @MommaYoung says
I typically love just straight up iced tea but this is so tempting to try, especially being sugar free!
Can you use canned peaches
I do not see why not… I have never tried that.
Charity eddy says
Hi can I use canned or frozen peaches in this iced tea
Maybe?? I say that because when frozen peaches thaw, they get kinda mushy.