Just a quick hello and a recipe for peach iced tea, which you absolutely need in your life if you’re missing your regular brew during this heat wave. I am dedicated to tea drinking but there’s no way I’m sipping a hot cup of char (as we used to say in The Shire) when it’s 33C outside. And please, don’t give me any of that ‘it’s better to drink hot drinks because it makes you sweat and cools you down’ malarky because I am NOT INTERESTED. Are you honestly telling me you’d rather do that than drink an iced beverage? Lies.
Peach Iced Tea Recipe
2 ripe peaches
A squeeze of lemon is nice, if you have it
Put peaches, water and sugar into a saucepan. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Mash peaches with a potato masher. Turn off the heat, put a lid on and leave to infuse for half an hour. Strain through a sieve into a bowl. Well done, you have a peach syrup. Chill it.
Brew up some tea and chill it. Add to a glass with ice, with peach syrup to taste. Add some lemon if you’re into that. Be cool and smug.