Peach iced tea
Nothing says summer sipping like a cold glass of homemade iced tea, finished with real peach slices and fresh mint
- Serves: 2 persons
- 300g sugar
- 4peaches , stoned and roughly chopped, plus a few slices to garnish each glass
- 4black tea bags
- mint sprigs, to garnish
Step 1Put the sugar and 300ml water in a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add the peaches and very gently cook for around 45 mins, or until very soft. Crush the peaches with a wooden spoon to release their juices and leave to steep in the sugar syrup for 45 mins. Strain out the resulting peach syrup.
Step 2Meanwhile, put the tea bags in a large pitcher or jug and add 2 litres of just-boiled water. Leave to brew for 4-5 mins, then fish out the tea bags and chill the tea in the fridge until cold.
Step 3Stir all of the peach syrup (use less if you want less sweetness) into the chilled tea. To serve, pour into tall highball glasses with ice and garnish with slices of peach and mint.