Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea

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Experience Southern Peach Sweet Tea perfection with this Instant Pot creation! Overflowing with peachy, sweet, and refreshing flavors, it’s a mouthful of summertime delight. Ridiculously easy to make and incredibly versatile, it’s the epitome of lazy hot summer days, where you can kick back with your feet up on the banister and enjoy every sip of this heavenly iced tea.

In the South, a big pitcher (or two) of sweet tea is a staple. This peach tea is just the ticket, and it’s as versatile as our Instant Pot Strawberry Iced Tea! Want it extra peachy? Skip straining the simple syrup and pour it directly into the tea. The instructions for making Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea are provided are conveniently located in the recipe box at the bottom of the page

Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea in a cold glass garnished with fresh mint and peaches.

As shown, the tea has been strained of pulp, resulting in perfectly sweet, ice-cold, and refreshing peach tea! Keep this peach simple syrup handy, and you can whip up a pitcher in no time. It also makes a delightful topping for ice cream.

Allow us to lead you through creating this exquisite tea utilizing your Instant Pot, accompanied by stove-top directions for your convenience. Furthermore, discover various methods for crafting sweet tea, including Ninja Foodi, stovetop, and sun tea variations. 

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Instead of Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea, you can effortlessly prepare strawberry tea, orange tea, raspberry tea, mango tea, or experiment with various fruit combinations for a fresh tea concoction! Customize your flavors anytime, regardless of the season.

Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea in a cold glass garnished with fresh mint and peaches.

Crafting a Summer Peach Iced Tea Cocktail

Elevate your backyard BBQ, housewarming party, brunch, cocktail gathering, or any occasion with a boozy twist! Few pleasures rival the refreshing sip of cold sweet tea on a scorching summer day. Our Summer Peach Tea is effortlessly crafted and pairs exquisitely with your preferred whiskey or bourbon.

It’s fun and simple and takes peach tea to new levels. It can easily be increased to make a full pitcher and enjoy a long afternoon by the pool with friends.

  • 1 ounce Whisky or Bourbon (such as Jack Daniel’s)
  • 1 ounce Peach Schnapps 
  • 4 ounces Fresh Peach Iced Tea  iced tea
  • Garnish with fresh mint and a lemon wedge
  1. Add ice to a highball glass.
  2. Add all ingredients.
  3. Stir briefly to blend.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a sliced lemon wedge.
Whiskey highball glass
Highball Glasses for Serving

Mastering Instant Pot Iced Tea: Tips and Tricks

  • Opt for 5-6 Family-sized Iced Tea Bags, preferably Luzianne brand, renowned for its quality and widely available in grocery stores nationwide.

  • Allow the Instant Pot/Ninja Foodie to undergo a Natural Release for 5 minutes, followed by a Quick Release to fully depressurize. Remove the tea bags and optionally add sweetener.

  • Aim for an optimal steeping time of 10 minutes to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and clarity in your Instant Pot Iced Tea.

  • Customize your sweetness level with your preferred sweetener, whether it’s organic honey, sugar, raw sugar, or Stevia.

  • After sweetening (if desired), add the remaining water and let the tea chill completely before incorporating the peach simple syrup for a delightful summer twist.

Instant Pot Strawberry Iced Tea served over ice and garnished with fresh fruit
Instant Pot Strawberry Iced Tea

Cool Down with Ninja Foodi: A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Crafting Flawless Iced Tea!

Crafting refreshing Iced Tea in your Ninja Foodi is a breeze!

  1. Gather Ingredients: Collect tea bags (4 to 6, depending on desired strength), water (4 cups), sweetener (optional), and any additional flavorings like lemon slices or mint leaves.

  2. Select Function: Choose the “Pressure Cook” function on your Ninja Foodi.

  3. Add Ingredients: Pour water into the inner pot of the Ninja Foodi. Add the tea bags and any desired sweetener or flavorings.

  4. Set Pressure Cook Time: Close the Ninja Foodi lid and set the pressure cooking time to 3 minutes.

  5. Start Cooking: Press the “Start” button to begin the pressure cooking process. The Ninja Foodi will build pressure and then cook the tea mixture.

  6. Release Pressure: Once the cooking cycle is complete, perform a quick pressure release by carefully turning the pressure release valve to the “Vent” position. Be cautious of the hot steam.

  7. Remove Tea Bags: Open the lid once the pressure has been fully released. Use tongs to remove the tea bags from the liquid.

  8. Cool Down: Allow the brewed tea to cool down to room temperature.

  9. Transfer to Container: Once cooled, transfer the brewed tea to a pitcher or container suitable for refrigeration.

  10. Refrigerate: Place the container of brewed tea in the refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour or until cold.

  11. Serve: Pour the chilled tea over ice cubes in glasses and garnish with lemon slices or mint leaves if desired.

  12. Enjoy: Sip and enjoy your refreshing homemade iced tea made in the Ninja Foodi!

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Chef’s Tip: You can run the peach simple syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pulp. We did strain it for this recipe but left the fruit in our Strawberry Iced Tea.

Fresh peaches ready to be cooked down to make peach simple syrup.

Key Pointers for Creating Refreshing Iced Tea!

  • Choose High-Quality Tea: Opt for good quality tea bags or loose-leaf tea for better flavor.
  • Adjust Tea Strength: Experiment with the number of tea bags or tea leaves to achieve your preferred strength. We usually use 5-6 tea bags of the family-sized variety.
  • Control Sweetness: Adjust the amount of sweetener added to suit your taste preferences.
  • Add Flavorings: Enhance your iced tea with additional flavorings like lemon slices, mint leaves, or fruit slices.
  • Use Filtered Water: Use filtered or purified water for the best taste.
  • Avoid Overbrewing: Be mindful of overbrewing the tea, as it can lead to a bitter taste. Follow recommended brewing times.
  • Allow for Natural Release: After pressure cooking, allow for a natural pressure release for a few minutes before performing a quick release to prevent spillovers.
  • Cool Completely: Ensure the brewed tea cools down completely before refrigerating to avoid dilution when served over ice.
  • Refrigerate for Chilling: Chill the brewed tea in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving to ensure it’s cold and refreshing.
  • Serve Over Ice: Serve the iced tea over ice cubes in glasses for a refreshing drink.
  • Garnish Creatively: Garnish your glasses with lemon slices, mint leaves, or other creative additions for a visually appealing presentation.
  • Experiment and Enjoy: Feel free to experiment with different tea varieties, flavor combinations, and garnishes to find your perfect iced tea recipe.

Creating Southern Sweet Tea Using the Instant Pot

  1. Add 3 cups of water, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and tea bags to the Instant Pot insert.

  2. Place the cover on the Instant Pot and lock it into position. Set the vent to sealing.

  3. Select manual mode, choose high pressure, and set the timer to 5 minutes.

  4. Once the timer sounds, turn off the Instant Pot and allow the tea to steep for an additional 5 minutes.

  5. Perform a Quick Release by ensuring the pot is fully depressurized and the red button has fallen. Open the Instant Pot and carefully remove the tea bags.

  6. Stir in 1 cup of sugar until dissolved.

  7. Serve the Instant Pot Southern Sweet Tea over plenty of ice, and add a squirt of lemon if desired.

Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea in a cold glass garnished with fresh mint and peaches.

Lively Refreshment: Instant Pot Lemon Iced Tea

  1. Prepare Instant Pot: Add 6 cups water, 1/4 tsp of baking soda,  and 6 tea bags to Instant Pot.

  2. Pressure Cook: Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook mode for 3 minutes.

  3. Natural Release: Allow 10 minutes of natural pressure release.

  4. Sweeten: Stir in 1 cup sugar until dissolved.

  5. Cool and Chill: Let tea cool, then refrigerate for 1 hour.

  6. Serve: Pour over ice, garnish if desired, and enjoy!

Green Goodness: Instant Pot Green Tea

  1. Gather Ingredients: Collect 4 cups of water and 4 green tea bags (or equivalent loose leaf green tea).

  2. Prepare Instant Pot: Pour the water into the Instant Pot’s inner pot.

  3. Add Tea Bags or Loose Tea: Place the green tea bags or loose tea into the water, ensuring they are fully submerged.

  4. Set Pressure Cook Function: Close the Instant Pot lid and set it to the “Pressure Cook” mode.

  5. Adjust Time: Set the pressure cooking time to 1 minute at high pressure.

  6. Start Cooking: Press the “Start” button to begin the pressure cooking process. The Instant Pot will build pressure and cook the green tea.

  7. Quick Release Pressure: Once the cooking cycle is complete, perform a quick pressure release to release the steam.

  8. Remove Tea Bags or Strain: Open the Instant Pot lid and remove the tea bags or strain the tea if using loose leaves.

  9. Cool Down: Allow the brewed green tea to cool down to room temperature.

  10. Refrigerate: Transfer the brewed green tea to a pitcher and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to chill thoroughly.

  11. Serve: Pour the chilled green tea into glasses and enjoy its refreshing flavor!

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Is it Possible to Brew Decaffeinated Tea in the Instant Pot?

Absolutely! Feel free to utilize your preferred decaf tea to create equally refreshing beverages. You might need to adjust the number of tea bags if they’re smaller, but you can always brew and add more bags for a richer flavor. Afterward, chill the tea and enhance it with your favorite fruity twist!

Enhance Your Tea Experience: Instant Pot Loose-Leaf Brewing

  1. Prepare Ingredients: Gather 4 cups (0.95 l) of water and 2–3 tablespoons of your favorite loose-leaf tea.

  2. Add Water to Instant Pot: Pour the water into the inner pot of the Instant Pot.

  3. Add Loose Leaf Tea: Place the loose-leaf tea directly into the water in the Instant Pot.

  4. Set Pressure Cook Function: Close the Instant Pot lid and set it to the “Pressure Cook” mode.

  5. Adjust Time: Set the pressure-cooking time to 1 minute at high pressure.

  6. Start Cooking: Press the “Start” button to begin the pressure-cooking process. The Instant Pot will build pressure and infuse the tea.

  7. Quick Release Pressure: Once the cooking cycle is complete, perform a quick pressure release to release the steam.

  8. Strain the Tea: Open the Instant Pot lid and strain the brewed tea to remove the loose leaves.

  9. Cool Down: Allow the brewed tea to cool down to your desired temperature.

  10. Serve: Pour the tea into cups or a pitcher and enjoy the rich flavors of your Instant Pot brewed loose-leaf tea.

Cool and Refreshing: Stovetop Iced Tea Recipe

If a pressure cooker isn’t at hand, making Iced Tea on the stovetop is effortless.

  1. Boil Water: Fill a large pot with 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat on the stove.

  2. Add Tea Bags: Once the water is boiling, remove the pot from the heat and add 4-6 tea bags of your choice (depending on desired strength).

  3. Steep: Cover the pot with a lid and let the tea steep for 5-7 minutes, depending on your preference for strength.

  4. Remove Tea Bags: After steeping, use a pair of tongs to remove the tea bags from the pot.

  5. Sweeten (Optional): Stir in sugar or sweetener to taste while the tea is still hot, if desired.

  6. Cool Down: Allow the brewed tea to cool down to room temperature. You can place the pot in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process if needed.

  7. Serve Over Ice: Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the cooled tea over the ice.

  8. Garnish (Optional): Garnish with lemon slices, mint leaves, or fresh berries for an extra touch of flavor and presentation.

  9. Enjoy: Stir and sip your homemade stovetop iced tea on a hot day!

Sunshine in a Glass: Crafting Sun Tea

  1. Choose a Container: Select a clean glass container with a lid, such as a large Mason jar or pitcher.

  2. Add Tea Bags: Place 4-6 tea bags (depending on desired strength) into the container.

  3. Fill with Water: Fill the container with filtered or tap water, leaving about an inch of space at the top.

  4. Secure Lid: Close the lid tightly to prevent any debris or insects from getting into the tea.

  5. Place in Sunlight: Position the container in a sunny spot outdoors, such as a windowsill or patio table.

  6. Steep: Allow the tea bags to steep in the sunlight for 2 to 4 hours, depending on the intensity of the sunlight and your desired strength.

  7. Remove Tea Bags: After steeping, remove the tea bags from the container using tongs or a spoon.

  8. Chill (Optional): Transfer the container to the refrigerator to chill the tea further, or serve immediately over ice.

  9. Serve: Pour the sun tea into glasses over ice cubes and enjoy the refreshing taste of homemade sun tea.

How to Make Instant Pot Raspberry Peach Iced Tea

Make tea the same as above, sweeten as desired. Blend Raspberries and Peaches together in the food processor or blender. Run through a fine-mesh sieve if desired and incorporate it into the tea once it’s fully chilled.

Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea in a cold glass garnished with fresh mint and peaches.

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Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea in a cold glass garnished with fresh mint and peaches.

How to Make Peach Iced Tea in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea in a cold glass garnished with fresh mint and peaches.

Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea

Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea, Southern Peach Sweet Tea perfection! Peachy, sweet, and so refreshing! Versatile and ridiculously easy to make too. It's a lazy hot summer day with your feet propped up on the banister kind of iced tea.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 gallon

Equipment

  • Instant Pot, Prssure Cooker, Foodie Ninja
  • Saucepan
  • Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 10 cups (2.3 Liters) water, divided 3 cups + 7 cups
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 Iced Tea bags, family size
  • 1/3 cup (170 grams) organic honey (optional), or sweetener of your choice + to taste
  • 4 large ripe peaches, washed + peeled + halved + pitted + quartered
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) organic sugar,
  • lemon, peach slices & fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

Peach Simple Syrup

  • Bring sugar, water, and peaches to a boil in a small saucepan. Then lower heat and use a wooden spoon to stir and crush the peaches to infuse the flavor.
    Fresh peaches ready to be cooked down to make peach simple syrup.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, cover, remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes. After cooling run through a fine-meshed sieve if desired or leave as is for a super peachy tea!
    Peach simple syrup made for Peach Iced Tea.

Peach Tea

  • Meanwhile, add 3 cups water, baking soda and 6 tea bags to the Instant Pot insert, place the cover and lock into position. Set the vent to Sealing, then select Manual + High Pressure and set the timer to 5 minutes.
    Tea bags in the Instant for for Strawberry Iced tea
  • Allow the IP to do a Natural Release for 5 minutes, then do Quick Release to depressurize fully. Remove the tea bags and then add the organic honey or sweetener if using. Pour in the remaining 7 cups of water and allow the tea to chill completly before adding the peach simple syrup.
    Instant Pot depressurizing for Strawberry Iced Tea
  • To serve, add the peach simple syrup to each glass as desired, or add all of the simple syrup to the tea and stir. We add it all at once for a no muss no fuss service.
    Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea in a cold glass garnished with fresh mint and peaches.

Notes

  • Prep time is approximate.
  • Baking Soda makes a big difference in a pitcher of freshly brewed sweet tea. It neutralizes the tannins in tea and gives a balanced taste.
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Creative Recipe Inspiration

Instant Pot Strawberry Iced Tea served over ice
Instant Pot Strawberry Iced Tea

Savor the refreshing taste of summer with this Instant Pot Strawberry Iced Tea. Fresh strawberries infuse their sweet essence into a perfectly brewed tea, all effortlessly crafted in your Instant Pot. Delightfully fruity and wonderfully chilled, this beverage is a delightful way to cool off on a warm day.

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    1. This is such a great idea. I would never think to make iced tea in the instant pot. I can’t wait to make this:)

      1. Thanks so much, Rochelle, hope you love it as much as we do! 🙂

    2. Thank for Sharing this recipe! I look for to trying it!

      1. Thanks so much for visiting, Michelle! 🙂

    3. I love peaches and ice tea. Can you imagine these two southern delights combined.

    4. I love Ice Tea. It looks healthy and refreshing drink. Perfect for summer season.

      1. Thanks so much, Saif! 🙂

    5. YUMMMM I’m in love with anything peach and mango LOL and this uses the instant pot so that’s another win for me! Can’t wait to try that peach schnapps one as well woop woop mammas about to get her drink on!

      1. LOL enjoy, Felicia! 🙂

    6. Never thought about making iced tea with an instant pot! This drink looks really amazing. Your photography is again so on point! Love it Angela!

      1. Thanks so much, Nart you made my day! 🙂

    7. Peach is my favourite iced tea flavour! I’ve never made it at home though! Have to try your recipe out!

      1. Peach Tea is such a treat, I hope you love it as much as we do, Jacqueline! 🙂

    8. i always making different kind of iced teas. This peach tea looks different and yummy.

      1. We love Iced too, Sivaranjani 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting!

    9. I just love Iced tea. Your peach Iced tea sounds fab and I liked the idea of making it in Instant pot

      1. Instant Pot is so versatile! Thanks, Lathiya 🙂

    10. Sounds very refreshing. Thanks for sharing.

      1. Thanks, Relle!

    11. I’m so looking forward to making this! I do have a question. I sent my husband to the store for the tea bags, he brought home gallon size bags instead of family size. Do I need to adjust how many tea bags I use? I’ve never made tea before so I worry about messing it up.

      1. Hi Lindsey! Depending on how strong you like your tea flavored I suggest 1-2 Gallon Sized Tea Bags to replace the 6 family size that I have listed in the recipe. If the tea is too strong for you with 2 you can simply adjust the flavor by adding a bit more cold water. Once you brew it, taste it and add water a little at a time until you are happy with the flavor. Looking forward to hearing how it turns out! 🙂

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