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With our warm temperatures this summer, nothing beats sipping on an ice-cold drink.
And nothing beats making it yourself from fresh peaches. This will quench your thirst and tingle your taste buds.
Fresh peach tea
3-4 peaches, stones removed and cut into chunks
½-1 cup sugar (or use honey) to sweeten
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1½ litres water
6 tea bags or 6 tsp loose leaf tea (any type you like)
1 peach, sliced thinly to serve
handful fresh mint leaves
Place the peaches, sugar or honey, water and vanilla in a medium pot and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat.
Stir to dissolve sugar and to break up the peaches.
Remove from the heat, cover and let the peaches steep for 30 minutes, this will allow the flavours to develop.
Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the peach pulp.
Discard the pulp and store the peach syrup in the fridge to keep it cold.
To prepare the tea, either boil the kettle or bring the water to the boil in a pot. Add the tea and let steep for 5 minutes. Drain the tea through a sieve and cool in the fridge.
When ready to drink, simply combine the peach syrup with the cooled tea, plenty of ice and fresh mint leaves.