Homemade Peach Ice Tea. Simple and absolutely perfect for the summertime, this cooling drink will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!
Ahhh ice tea, my favourite summer drink. Peach ice tea specifically, actually. In Switzerland, ice tea is everywhere, it’s mostly the brand “Nestea”, which is ok, but I find it overly sweet, so don’t drink much of it. I wanted to make my own version at home, partly because the grocery stores are full of the most beautiful peaches right now, and partly I wanted to control how much sweetness was added, without compromising on peachy flavour!
This ice tea is made with green tea leaves, steeped overnight in cold water. By steeping it in cold water, the tea will gradually release it’s flavour, avoiding a bitter, over brewed taste. You also let fresh peaches sit in the tea while it’s steeping, encouraging a gentle peach flavour to infuse all the way through.
Now, I don’t like my peach ice TOO sweet, but I do like it a little sweeter than just plain green tea. By making a homemade peach syrup to go with the tea, you get to decide exactly how sweet you want it, whilst adding even more peach flavour.
One of the best things we’ve done this summer is purchase a dining set for our balcony. Living in an apartment means we don’t really have an outdoor space, so making the most of this little balcony space is essential. I can honestly say since we bought it, we’ve spent nearly every day it’s been sunny sitting out there. I’m actually currently waiting for Ben to get home from work so we can go and sit out there tonight, and this time, there’s peach ice tea to go with it!
I can’t believe how quickly the summer is flying by. Kids here are already going back to school and the vacation season is coming to an end. I hope the warm weather sticks around a bit longer as I’m just not ready to say goodbye for this year yet. So while it lasts, you’ll find me sitting outside sipping on a glass of this peach ice tea. Join me, won’t you?