One of the biggest benefits of making your favorite food or drink at home is that you get to customize it to your exact preferences. In this case, you decide exactly how you want to sweeten the syrup. Traditionally, white sugar is used, but you could also opt for brown for a more caramel-like flavor. Or, you could even opt for a sugar-free sweetener if that’s your style. Just keep in mind that natural options, including stevia or monk fruit, may affect the texture and thickness of your syrup so it may require some trial and error to find the right ratio.
Further, some recipes may suggest adding in other flavors such as vanilla extract or mint leaves to the pan while the syrup simmers or squeezing lemon juice at the end to create a more complex taste. Additionally, using a peach syrup makes way for the option of waiting to add it into the iced tea until after a pitcher is made — this way, if you’re hosting, each guest can choose how sweet they want their tea to be.
All in all, it’s pretty clear that the benefits of making your own peach syrup for your homemade iced tea outweigh the cons.