I love iced tea, and drink it all four seasons. It's a refreshing drink that can be low calorie if you limit the amount of sugar or sweetener that you add. Making my own individual servings of iced tea can be a bit time consuming, so I prefer to make a small pitcher that I can drink over a few days. When I first learned that I could make Instant Pot iced tea, I was intrigued. I love sun tea, but it can definitely be challenging to make here in New England. I wanted to make an Instant Pot iced tea that was strong, but not bitter, and included some of my favorite summer flavors. I spend some time working through this recipe for peach and lemon instant pot iced tea, and I think it's absolutely delicious.
Note: when using your Instant Pot, be sure to use caution and follow all of the manufacturer's directions.
Peach and Lemon Instant Pot Iced Tea Recipe
Here's what you'll need
6 tea bags of black tea
2 small, or 1 large lemon
2 tablespoons of honey
9 cups of water (make sure that your Instant Pot can accommodate this amount of water. If not, you can adjust the recipe down proportionally)
Cut the tags with staples off of the tea bags.
Slice the peaches into chunks
Quarter the lemons and remove the seeds
Add the water, peaches, tea bags, and honey to the Instant Pot.
Squeeze the lemons into the pot.
Set to high pressure for 4 minutes. It will take awhile to get to pressure, so be patient.
After the Instant Pot finishes, use the quick release function. Be very careful, as there will be lots of steam.
Use tongs to very carefully remove the tea bags so they don't continue to steep as the tea cools.
Let the tea cool in the pot, and then pour into a pitcher.
Store in the refrigerator for up to a few days. Pour over ice when serving.
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