Homemade Peach Ice Tea. Simple and absolutely perfect for the summertime, this cooling drink will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!
2 Peachesvariety of your choice
1.5litres Cold Water
2teaspoons Loose Green Tea Leaves
1 cup (200 g) Caster Sugar
1 cup (236 ml) Water
Make the ice tea the night before you want to serve it. Slice the peaches and add them to a large glass jug or container and cover with the cold water.
Add the green tea into a diffuser and place into the jug with the water and peaches. Let steep overnight or for at least 8 hours. Remove the diffuser but leave the peaches in. If you don’t like your ice tea sweetened, you can drink it just like this.
To make the peach syrup, roughly chop the peaches and add to a non stick saucepan with the sugar and water. Stir thoroughly and heat until boiling.
Once boiled, reduce to a simmer and smash the peaches slightly to release more flavour. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the whole mixture to cool in the saucepan for at least an hour before straining. Once cooled, strain through a sieve and store the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
To assemble the drink with the syrup, add 1 tablespoon of syrup for every 1 serving of peach ice tea.
The syrup would also work well as a base in a cocktail. Syrup will keep in the fridge for up to 1 month when sealed fully.