Peach Iced Green Tea Recipe:
A refreshing summer drink that’s rich in antioxidants, peach iced green tea.
The quest for refreshing summer drink continues and every day all I want is a delicious liquid rolling down my tongue, slipping through my lungs and landing into a cool swirl inside my stomach. ‘Keep hydrated’ is what keeps spinning in my head and I take a load of water and fresh juices throughout the day but then the palate too needs to treated to its favourite Cooler or Mocktail once in a while, don’t you agree. High on my list of non alcohol beverages is an iced tea tumbler, that’s not just because I am an undisputed tea lover but also because they are really refreshing.
It was when I opened my fridge to fetch lemons for a regular lemon iced green tea that these good ripe peaches that I had picked at the grocers yesterday caught my attention. And you guessed it right; my recipe was immediately altered to a peach iced green tea instead making it a healthy high antioxidant full drink.
Ingredients (Serves 3-4):
- 3 +1 ripe peach, remove pits, cut three into halves and one into fine slices to serve.
- 3/4th cup Sugar
- 3 tsp green tea or 2 teabags (you may use regular brown tea too)
- ½ a vanilla pod or ½ tsp extract
- 4 & ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp honey
- Ice and spring of mint to serve, optional
- Bring sugar and 1 and ½ cup water to boil in a saucepan, add the halved peaches and vanilla pod. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. Mash the pulp to incorporate in the syrup and set aside to cool.
- In a separate saucepan boil the remaining water turn off the heat, add tea, cover and allow brewing for 5-6 minutes.
- Now blend the peach syrup in the blender and press it through a sieve. Strain tea into this peach syrup, mix well taste (add sugar)and keep in the fridge to chill.
- When ready to serve stir in honey, fill up the glasses with ice cubes and a few slices of fresh apricot, pour the chilled Iced tea (add a spring of mint) and serve.
Dos and Don’ts:
- Just adjust sugar and tea quantity to your taste. I like the taste of tea to be medium strong, you may cut down the quantity by a tea bag or make it ½ a spoon if you like it really mild.
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