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Peach Iced Tea (Instant Pot, Stove Top, or Cold Brew)

Healthy, refreshing ginger peach iced tea made in your Instant Pot, on the stove top, or cold brew method. Use honey, monk fruit, or any sweetener you prefer.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, monk fruit sweetener, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 64kcal
Author Rach

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 6 organic black tea bags
  • 2 cups peach slices fresh or frozen
  • 2- inch fresh ginger sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sweetener or 1/4 cup honey, to taste (can use monk fruit sweetener or sugar) * see note*

Optional Garnish

  • 1 fresh peach cut into thin slices
  • Mint basil, or more fresh grated ginger

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  • Add water, tea bags, peaches, granulated sweetener if using, and fresh ginger to Instant Pot and stir to combine.
  • Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the Pressure Cook (manual) setting on normal for 4 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off, allow pressure to release naturally 10 to 15 minutes, then finish manually releasing pressure.
  • Let cool a bit and strain the liquid through a sieve.
  • Pour liquid into a large (8-cup), heat-resistant pitcher, if it's still hot. 
Taste test for sweetness and ginger, adding more if desired.
  • Sweeten with honey, now if using, to taste, and stir to combine.
  • Cool slightly and then serve over ice with peach slices.

Stove-Top Instructions:

  • Add the peach slices to a small bowl along with the ginger slices and sweetener. Stir to fully coat the peaches with the sugar and zest. Let the peaches sit for at least 20-30 minutes so the sugar can pull the juice out of the peaches.
  • In a small saucepan, add the water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • Add the tea bags, cover the saucepan, and steep until room temperature.
  • Remove the tea bags without squeezing to prevent bitterness.
  • In a large (8 cup) pitcher, fill 1/3 full with ice cubes. Add the peaches along with any juice.
  • Pour the tea concentrate over the ice and peaches and fill the pitcher with water.
  • Chill and serve.

Cold Brew Instructions:

  • Place tea, peach slices, ginger, and water in a pitcher or glass container with a sealed lid.
  • Cover the pitcher and put it in the refrigerator for 12 hours or more.
  • Strain out tea from other ingredients.
  • Taste for sweetness and ginger. Add more sweetener and fresh grated or sliced ginger to the pitcher.
  • Pour the tea into a glass with ice.
  • Cold-brewed tea does not need ice if you prefer not to dilute it.

Notes

*Use only 1/4 cup of stevia
The formula for cold brew tea is 1 bag of tea for every cup of water.
Cold-brewed tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 64kcal | Protein: 1.4g | Potassium: 460mg