This Starbucks copycat iced tea is super refreshing, sweetened with maple syrup, and only requires four ingredients.
- 5 peaches, roughly chopped, stones removed
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Green Tea Lemonade:
- 6-7 cups water (1.7L - the max line on most electric kettles)
- 5 green tea bags (I used jasmine green tea)
- Juice of ½ lemon (1-2 tbsp)
- 2-4 tbsp peach syrup
- Ice cubes
- Peach slices (as a garnish, optional)
- 1 cup chilled green tea
- Add the chopped peaches to a food processor or a blender and blend until smooth. This should take just a minute or two.
- Pour the puree into a small saucepan and add the maple syrup and water.
- Stir and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes stirring every couple of minutes.
- Take it off the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl. This step is optional but recommended. See notes.
- Pour the mixture into a heat-proof jar and let cool completely before storing or serving. This will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Green Tea Lemonade:
- Bring the water to a boil in a kettle or a large pot. Take it off the heat and add the tea bags.
- Steep the tea for 3-5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add the lemon juice. Stir and let cool down.
- Ladle into a large mason jar until ready to use. The tea can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- Single serving: Add 2-4 tbs of the chilled peach syrup to a tall glass, fill the glass with ice and a couple of peach slices if desired and pour in about a cup of the chilled green tea.
- Shaken: Make it just like they do at Starbucks. Add the tea, syrup, and ice into a mason jar. Shake until chilled and pour over ice.
- Pitcher: Alternatively, you can mix everything together in a large pitcher. Make sure to stir the lemonade every time you pour it into a glass as the peach syrup tends to settle on the bottom.
I recommend straining the peach syrup to improve the texture of the iced tea. It will still be good without straining it but you might get peach bits floating around the drink. Use a spoon to push the puree through the fine-mesh strainer and be patient with it, though it should only take about two minutes. The recipe should yield about 1 1/3 cup of syrup after straining.
I found the peach syrup sweet enough from the peaches and ¼ cup maple syrup but you can add more sweetener if you’d like, just add the same amount of water.
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Just press the 2x or 3x button above the ingredients.
Keywords: Starbucks, peach green tea lemonade