How to Make Iced Peach Green Tea (Starbucks Copycat)

How to Make Iced Peach Green Tea (Starbucks Copycat)

Summer is here and what better way to stay cool on a hot Summer day than with a refreshing iced peach green tea? Store-bought iced teas can be loaded with added sugar and preservatives, but making this in your own kitchen is not only healthier, it’s also delicious! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make this delicious drink using fresh peaches and green tea. The natural flavor of real peaches in this homemade recipe gives this easy recipe a great peach flavor. This Starbucks copycat recipe made as a big batch is perfect for busy people that don’t have time to stop at Starbucks every day!

Although we have lived in the South for over 20 years, we still drink my tea un-sweetened. So, this iced tea drink does not have any processed sugars or sweeteners. However, if you want your tea sweet, just add the amount of sugar when you steep the tea. True Southern sweet tea lovers only drink sweet tea that has had the sugar added at the start of the process!

Seriously, though, Pearson Peaches from Pearson Farm are just so sweet, that you will NOT even NEED sugar! To get the FULL Starbucks experience, and the best taste you are gonna want to add some tea and ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake! Add some lemon slices, a peach slice and if you like a sweeter drink, a touch of simple syrup.

Let’s take a sweet journey to the heart of Georgia, where the land is blessed with some of the most tantalizing peach varieties you can imagine! Georgia has rightfully earned its reputation as the Peach State, and for good reason. So, buckle up as we explore the delightful peach varieties that Georgia proudly brings to the table! First, let’s break down the type of peaches available!

Ingredients for copycat starbucks peach iced green tea recipe

  • 4 cups warm water
  • 4 green tea bags (increase the number of tea bags for a stronger flavor)
  • 1 fresh peach pit removed, sliced
  • Sprig of mint lemon balm, or basil (optional)

Instructions

  • Pour warm water into a clear glass container-a large mason jar works! Add green tea bags and fresh peach slices.
  • Note, if you want sweet tea, add a few tablespoons of sugar at this point. Cover.
  • Place in a sunny spot outside for at least 4 hours. The longer it steeps, the stronger the tea will get.
  • Remove tea bags, and strain tea through a strainer, removing the peaches. Strain one more time. Pour into a pitcher.
  • At this point, you can keep in the refrigerator, or serve over ice in a tall glass.
  • To get the full Starbucks experience, add a cup of ice to a cocktail shaker, and add tea, and shake. Garnish with mint, lemon balm or basil. Enjoy!

Notes

Peach green tea will stay fresh for 3-4 days in the fridge. Be sure to store with a secure lid.

 

Let’s take a sweet journey to the heart of Georgia, where the land is blessed with some of the most tantalizing peach varieties you can imagine! Georgia has rightfully earned its reputation as the Peach State, and for good reason. So, buckle up as we explore the delightful peach varieties that Georgia proudly brings to the table! First, let’s break down the type of peaches.

Clingstone Peaches:

Clingstone peaches are a type of peach that has flesh that sticks tightly to the pit or “stone” inside the fruit. Unlike other peaches where the flesh easily separates from the stone, clingstone peaches require a bit more effort to remove the pit cleanly.

These peaches come in different colors like yellow, orange, and red, and they can be found in various sizes. They have juicy and sweet flesh that is full of flavor and aroma. Clingstone peaches are loved by many people because of their delicious taste.

Because the flesh sticks to the pit, clingstone peaches are often used for canning, preserving, baking, and making yummy peach-based dishes like cobblers, jams, and pies. They hold up well during cooking and canning processes, which means they keep their great taste even after being prepared in different ways.

Although it may take a little more effort to separate the flesh from the pit, clingstone peaches are definitely worth it. Their unique flavor and versatility in the kitchen make them a favorite for many peach lovers and chefs. So, whether you enjoy them fresh or use them in your favorite recipes, clingstone peaches add a special touch to your peachy experiences.

Semi Clingstone Peaches:

Semi-clingstone peaches are a specific type of peach that falls between clingstone and freestone varieties. As the name suggests, they possess qualities of both types, offering a balance between firm attachment and ease of separation between the flesh and the stone.

The beauty of semi-clingstone peaches lies in their ability to provide a middle ground between clingstone and freestone varieties. While they offer a slight challenge when it comes to separating the flesh from the pit, they still provide a level of convenience and are a great choice for both cooking enthusiasts and those who prefer enjoying peaches fresh.

Freestone Peaches:

Freestone peaches are a popular variety of peach known for their delicious flavor and easy-to-remove pits. Unlike clingstone peaches, where the flesh clings tightly to the pit, freestone peaches have flesh that easily separates from the pit, making them convenient for eating fresh, baking, and canning.

Flavor and Texture: Freestone peaches are prized for their sweet, juicy, and aromatic flavor. They have a balanced combination of sweetness and acidity, giving them a delightful taste. The flesh of freestone peaches is usually firm, yet tender, with a smooth texture.vAs the name suggests, freestone peaches have pits that can be easily removed from the flesh. This characteristic makes them ideal for slicing, as the pit can be easily separated without damaging the fruit. This makes freestone peaches convenient for cooking and enjoying in various recipes.

Availability: Freestone peaches are primarily available during the summer months, typically from June to September in the Northern Hemisphere. The exact availability can vary depending on the region and the specific variety of freestone peach.

Culinary Uses: Freestone peaches are versatile fruits and can be used in a variety of culinary applications. A favorite way to use these peaches is in fruit salads. Freestone peaches are also great for baking pies, cobblers, and tarts, as they hold their shape well during cooking. Additionally, they can be used in jams, jellies, preserves, and even grilled for a unique flavor.

Varieties: There are several different varieties of freestone peaches available, each with its unique characteristics. Some popular freestone peach varieties include Elberta, Red Haven, O’Henry, and Cresthaven. These varieties may vary in color, flavor, and ripening times.

When selecting freestone peaches, look for fruits that are firm, yet yield slightly to gentle pressure. They should have a vibrant color and a fragrant aroma. Avoid peaches with soft spots or bruising.

What are benefits of green tea?

Green tea has a range of possible health benefits. It can help you feel better, lose weight, and lower your risk of chronic diseases, you may want to consider making green tea a regular part of your life. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. Among its benefits, it may help support brain function and fat loss, help reduce the chance of developing heart disease, and offer some protection against cancer. Both green and black tea come from the same plant. But because of how they are processed, green tea typically contains less caffeine than black tea. 

What we love about Pearson Farm peaches is that they are delivered to our doorstep! From June until early August, they ship fresh Georgia peaches all over the continental United States.* Handpicked straight from our orchards, their sweet peaches are a summertime delight.

*Please note that due to agricultural regulations, Pearson Farm is unable to ship fresh peaches to California or Arizona.  

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Pearson Farms

iced peach green tea with mint and a bowl of peaches

Iced Peach Green Tea (Starbucks Copycat)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach, starbucks, tea
Servings: 4 cups of tea
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller

Equipment

  • glass container
  • Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 4 cups warm water
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 1 fresh peach pit removed, sliced
  • Sprig of mint lemon balm, or basil (optional)

Instructions

  • Pour warm water into a clear glass container. Add green tea bags and fresh peach slices. Note, if you want sweet tea, add a few tablespoons of sugar at this point. Cover.
  • Place in a sunny spot outside for at least 4 hours. The longer it steeps, the stronger the tea will get.
  • Remove tea bags, and strain tea through a strainer, removing the peaches. Strain one more time. Pour into a pitcher.
  • At this point, you can keep in the refrigerator, or serve over ice. To get the full Starbucks experience, add a cup of ice to a cocktail shaker, and add tea, and shake. Garnish with mint, lemon balm or basil. Enjoy!

Notes

Peach green tea will stay fresh for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1glass | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Comments

  1. Renee Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve had peach tea and green tea, but I’ve never had them together before! Such a refreshing, tasty combination!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Renee,

      We prefer un-sweet tea, but do like a flavor. This is the perfect blend! So tasty!

      Thank you!

  2. Justine Reply

    5 stars
    I love this tea! You can definitely taste the peach, but it’s not overwhelming. Super refreshing!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Justine,

      We agree! Such a natural flavor! On rotation for the Spring and Summer over here!

      Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

  3. Carrie Robinson Reply

    5 stars
    This sounds so delicious and refreshing! 🙂 Pass me a glass, please.

  4. Beth Reply

    5 stars
    Such a cool and refreshing drink! I love that the sweetness comes only from the peaches – delish!

  5. Angela Reply

    5 stars
    This peach green tea is incredible! I’ll be sipping on this all summer long. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Angela,

      Awe, thank you for the kind words! We are so ready for tea-sipping season!

      Thanks,

      Dina and Bruce

  6. Kathleen Reply

    This is a marvelously light and refreshing beverage. I will be making this often during these hot summer months.

  7. Elizabeth Reply

    This looks like a great drink to serve when entertaining on a hot summer’s afternoon or evening. I’m on a low-sugar diet, so the unsweetened version is perfect for me!

  8. Sisley Reply

    So fresh and refreshing. It was great to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend.

  9. Michelle Reply

    Just as good as Starbucks and so much cheaper at home!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Michelle,

      We agree! And because the peach sweetens it, no added sweetners!

      Thank you!

  10. Emily Reply

    5 stars
    This green tea is just peachy! These flavors are delicious with mint. I’ll be sipping on this iced tea as long as I can get fresh peaches; so good! I find the peaches sweeten the tea naturally 🙂

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Emily,

      Thank you. The south took a major hit on the peaches with the Spring freeze, so peaches will be harder to locate this year. Gonna grab them when the come!

      Dina and Bruce

  11. Seema Sriram Reply

    5 stars
    Such a cool refreshing drink, I will wait for peaches to hit the market and then going to make this all through summer.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Seema,

      Same! The southern peach crop will be much less this year due to the Spring freezes, so will grab them when they arrive!

      Dina and Bruce

  12. Amanda Wren-Grimwood Reply

    5 stars
    Such a delicious and refreshing combination. This is the perfect drink for summer.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Amanda,

      I love it because there is no extra sweetner, and the peaches give it a hint of flavor!

      Dina and Bruce

  13. Ieva Reply

    5 stars
    I came to your website looking for a cocktail recipe to serve for friends this weekend but stumbled across this recipe, and I’m so glad I did! Just made it for my husband and I to enjoy, and we LOVE it! So refreshing, and a perfect tonic for spring/summer days!

  14. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    This is our go-to summer drink. So refreshing.

  15. Elisa Reply

    5 stars
    Love this Iced Peach Green Tea (Starbucks Copycat), I have try it for the first time and is really good and refreshing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Elisa,

      So glad you enjoyed it! We love to make tea with fresh fruit in the Summer!

      Dina and Bruce

  16. Jen Reply

    5 stars
    Peach tea is my favorite and this was refreshing and wonderful!! I will absolutely make it again!

  17. Ali Reply

    5 stars
    This peach iced tea is so refreshing and simple to make. This is the perfect drink to sip while sitting on a patio on a warm summer evening!

  18. Neha Reply

    I like this healthier version of a refreshing summer drink and the fact that its free from sugar and preservatives of any sort. So trying this one out!

  19. Elaine & James Reply

    5 stars
    This sounds delicious and love that it’s only sweetened by the peach! Can’t wait to try this!

  20. Holly Reply

    If you want the REAL “Starbucks experience” – they use zero peace juice at all. It’s artificially flavored white grape juice. 😂

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Holly,

      Yeah, it’s funny that too many places use artificial flavors for teas. That is why this is our go to!

      Dina and Bruce

  21. MacKenzie Reply

    5 stars
    Made this today and I thought it was better than Starbucks! Can’t wait to make it again on a hot summer day.

  22. Sara Welch Reply

    5 stars
    Enjoyed this with breakfast and started my day off right! The best copycat recipe I’ve had! Easy, crisp and refreshing, indeed!

  23. Harriet Young Reply

    5 stars
    This was really refreshing and delicious (even more delicious than the Starbucks version in my opinion!) Thank you!

  24. Charla Reply

    5 stars
    This is the drink I want to make during the upcoming summer months, I love anything with peach in it.

  25. Gianne Reply

    5 stars
    It was so refreshing and had just the right amount of sweetness. It was super easy to make and tasted just like the Starbucks version.

  26. Elisa Reply

    5 stars
    Love this Iced Peach Green Tea recipe, love that is from fresh fruit. Is easy and taste delicious, I love green tea and with peach is so good. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  27. Ben Reply

    5 stars
    This is fully awesome! I’m originally from the south, so I grew up on peach tea. I love this green tea variation. Nice.

  28. Paula Reply

    5 stars
    It’s peach tea season!!! Made a pitcher to bring to the park this week and everyone loved it!

  29. Charah Reply

    5 stars
    Perfect for this summer, looks delicious and refreshing!

  30. Sara Welch Reply

    5 stars
    This was such a cool and refreshing drink that does not disappoint! Quick, easy and saves me a trip through the drive-thru! Definitely, a new favorite recipe!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Sara,

      So cool. Can not wait for the weather to warm up for a pitcher of this!

      Dina and Bruce

  31. Kerri Reply

    5 stars
    Such a refreshing drink! It’s the perfect summertime refreshment!

  32. FARAH Reply

    5 stars
    So refreshing, and perfect for this hot weather. Can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for the incredible recipe!

  33. Kechi Reply

    5 stars
    What a refreshing peach tea recipe! I made this yesterday, and my children couldn’t get enough of it! It’s so good! Thanks so much for sharing!

  34. Justine Reply

    Favorite drink, way cheaper making it myself now!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Justine,

      Yay! We make up a batch on the weekend for the week!!

      Dina and Bruce

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