It's been HOT HOT HOT in New York. I know I always complain about how hot it gets here but I can't help it. All I want to do is get into a pool filled with iced water, ok, maybe not iced water but really cold water.
Ok, I'll just stop complaining and share with you this recipe that makes my hot Summer days much better, peach iced tea. It's light and really refreshing which makes it impossible to drink only one glass.
The sweet taste of ripe peaches enhanced with a little bit if agave against green tea works fantastic. Not only does it taste good but it looks good too, that beautiful yellow color contrasting with the green from the mint makes it nice and colorful for a Summer party. A true crowd-pleaser.
Happy 4th of July!
makes 4 to 6 servings
3 cups of water
3 tsp green tea (or whatever you like)
4 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cup of cold water
4 tbsp organic agave nectar
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a pot. Turn off heat. Add tea and steep for 3 to 5 minutes, be careful not to over steep your tea or it will become bitter. Strain the tea and allow to cool. Place the peaches and the remaining 1 1/2 cup water in a blender and puree until smooth, strain it and discard the pulp. Combine the cool tea, peach puree and agave nectar in to a pitcher. Serve with lots of ice and garnish with mint.