Iced teas of all sorts have made its way onto many boba shop menus worldwide and that is because iced tea pair extremely well with boba and fruit jellies!
Today we will be going over how to make a refreshing iced peach green tea that pairs amazingly with tapioca pearls or your favorite type of fruit jelly. This is the perfect drink to cool off during a sweltering summer day!
This peach tea is the perfect balance of sweet and bold and this combination is achieved from the sweet peaches and the bold flavor of the green tea! This recipe can be easily adjusted to fit your flavor profile; if you want it to be sweeter add more peaches or add honey, or if you want more of the bold tea flavor, steep the tea leaves longer!
Without a doubt, this peach iced tea can satisfy the taste buds of many bubble tea fanatics, so let’s dive into how to make this at home!
Ingredients you'll need
Iced Peach Green Tea
How to Make Iced Peach Green Tea
Like any great cup of tea, the first thing you have to do is brew it fresh! Let’s begin by grabbing a pot filled with water, 6-8 cups of water depending on how much you want, and bring that to a boil. Be sure to add your desired amount of loose green tea leaves or 4-5 green tea bags into the hot water when the water is done boiling and has been allowed to cool for about 3-4 minutes. Allow the tea leaves to steep for 2-6 minutes (the steeping duration really depends on how much tea flavor you would like to extract; the longer you steep the tea, the bolder the tea flavor is)
TIP: You can also use an electric kettle to decrease the cook time greatly. We recommend getting an electric kettle similar to this one from Miroco.
TIP: If you are unsure what type of tea flavor suits you best, we recommend you try the tea flavor at increments of 2 minutes. Therefore, once the tea has steeped for 2 minutes, taste the tea (be careful, it might be very hot!) and see if you like that flavor profile, if not let it steep for 2 more minutes then taste again. Keep repeating this incremental taste testing until you’ve found what you think tastes the best!
Shall we keep it moving? Once the tea is done steeping, remove the tea leaves by straining the leaves with your strainer (or if you used tea bags, remove the tea bags). You want to strain the beautiful and aromatic green tea into the heatproof container. We recommend this pyrex 8 cup container!
In this step, you can add your desired amount of honey into the tea (we really recommend this because we love our tea sweet!). Make sure to stir really well if you decide to add honey. Once this is done, allow the tea to cool down.
TIP: Now is the best time to start cooking your boba if you want boba in your final product! If you don’t know how to make boba, we recommend you have a quick read of our blog post on how to make boba!
Now that your tea is done cooling down, it’s time to add your fresh peach slices into the tea!
Simply toss the peaches into the tea, and mix the peaches around, and allow the peach flavor to infuse into your drink! For the best results, we recommend allowing the peaches to sit in the tea for 30-60 minutes! (trust us, the wait is worth it!)
Once the 30-60 minutes is over, it’s time to enjoy your tea! If you have boba, put the boba at the bottom of your cup of choice, add generous amounts of ice, and pour your peach tea in!
It’s now time for you to sit back, relax, and satisfy your taste buds 🙂
Wrapping it up
Super simple, super delicious and super satisfying! Let us know if you tried this at home and what you thought of it.
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