Minty ginger peach tea is a refreshing summer drink with the wonderful flavors of mint and peach.  It’s easy to make a big batch for a crowd of kids or teens.  Enjoy this sweet and fruity Southern drink this summer!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
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Minty Ginger Peach Tea

Now that it’s officially summer, make up a batch of minty ginger peach tea for you and your family to enjoy.  It’s so refreshing to drink when the mercury rises on a hot day.

jug of minty ginger peach tea with glass

What are some health benefits of ginger?

  • helps with nausea.  (pregnancy, sea sickness)
  • improves blood circulation.
  • helps treat cases of indigestion.

ingredients for minty ginger peach tea

How do you peel fresh ginger?

Just scrape off the root’s skin with the edge of a spoon.  Alternatively, use a paring knife or veggie peeler.

ingredients for minty ginger peach tea

What is the best way to store fresh ginger root?

  • Place the ginger root in a plastic sandwich bag.  (Keep the skin on the root to help it last longer.)
  • Push out all the excess air and seal tightly.
  • Store in the crisper drawer of the fridge for up to one month.

minty ginger peach tea in a pot

How do you make ginger peach tea?

  1. Start with a simple syrup.  Dissolve sugar in boiling water.
  2. Add the flavorings.  Fresh mint leaves, diced peach, and sliced ginger.
  3. Steep the tea.  Cover and steep for 7 minutes.
  4. Finish the infusing.  Remove tea bags, then cover and let the mint, peach, and ginger steep another 18 minutes.
  5. Strain out the peach, ginger, and mint.  Keep the peaches and ginger, but discard the mint.
  6. Stir in the lemon juice and refrigerate.  The tea tastes best cold.
  7. Optional: add the peach puree just before drinking.

minty ginger peach tea ingredients with ice

If you enjoy the taste of a ripe peach and tingly spiciness of ginger, plus the refreshing taste of mint, you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a try.

Refresh your tastebuds with these other delicious summer drinks.

person pouring a glass of Arnold Palmer putting a cherry in Roy Rogers people doing a toast with two virgin peach daiquiri drinks

  • Arnold Palmer Drink: this refreshing blend of homemade lemonade and sweet tea is a crowd pleaser.
  • Roy Rogers Mocktail: two simple ingredients is all it takes to make this cherry flavored drink.
  • Virgin Peach Daiquiri: a cool, fruity drink flavored with ripe fresh peaches, simple syrup, rum extract, and lemon juice.

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Minty Ginger Peach Tea


  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Minty ginger peach tea is a refreshing summer drink with the wonderful flavors of mint and peach.  It’s easy to make a big batch for a crowd of kids or teens.  Enjoy this sweet and fruity Southern drink this summer!


Ingredients

  • 8 cups filtered water (1.89 liters)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (198g)
  • 2 cups fresh peaches, finely diced (roughly two large peaches)
  • 3 inches ginger root, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4-1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, rinsed
  • 4 family-size black tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from one large lemon)
  • 1 cup fresh peaches, diced and pureed (optional)
  • ice cubes (optional)

For Garnish

  • two thin peach slices for garnish
  • mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

Making the Sugar Syrup

  1. Pour 8 cups of filtered water into a three-quart pot.  Cover and bring to a rolling boil.
  2. While the water is boiling, dice up the peaches, peel and slice the ginger, and rinse the mint.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add the sugar and stir until it’s completely dissolved.  This will be the sugar syrup.

Making the Ginger Peach Tea

  1. Mix the diced fresh peaches, mint, and sliced ginger into the sugar syrup.
  2. In the same pot, submerge four black tea bags, but keep the strings on the outside of the pot for easy removal.  Cover and let steep for 7 minutes, then promptly remove the tea bags.  Cover the pot again and let the peach, mint, and ginger steep for another 18 minutes to infuse the flavors into the tea.
  3. While the tea is steeping, dice and puree one large peach.  Set it aside in a medium bowl.
  4. Once the tea has infused, strain the peach, mint, and ginger from the tea by slowly pouring it through a sieve set over a serving pitcher.
  5. Separate the peach from the mint and ginger and put in a bowl.  Discard the mint, but keep the ginger to eat when desired.
  6. Stir in the lemon juice and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours in the fridge (or 1 hour in the freezer if you’re in a hurry).

Assembling a Glass of Ginger Peach Tea

  1. Pour 1 1/2 cups (12 fluid ounces) of tea into a 16-ounce glass.  Add 1/3 cup of diced steeped peaches for garnish and added flavor, and the optional 1/4 cup of peach puree.  The puree makes the drink look cloudy, but will add more fruit to your drink.
  2. Stir and garnish with two thin peach slices, a sprig of mint, and two ice cubes.  Resist the urge to fill up your glass with ice, since it will dilute the drink’s delicate flavor.  Make sure the peach tea is cold before you pour into a glass.  Serve with a straw.

Keywords: ginger peach tea, iced tea, peach tea

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