Peach Iced Tea Lemonade
August 20th 2015 is Lemonade Day. Why not make this deliciously easy recipe to celebrate in the summer sun?
For the peach nectar:
- 2-3 fresh, ripe peaches
- 3-4 cups water
For the lemonade:
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 8 large lemons)
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
For the iced tea:
- Wee Tea Company Green Tea
To make the nectar:
Bring 3-4 cups of water to boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Once the water beings to boil, slowly and carefully add your peaches and leave until their skin becomes soft and begins to loosen from the flesh.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the peaches from the water and place them in a large bowl of ice cold water; this method stops the cooking process.
Once cool to the touch, peel the peaches, remove the pit and and cut into slices.
Place the sliced peaches into a blender with 1 cup of water and pulse until smooth
Strain the liquefied peaches through a sieve, place into a sealed jar or tub and store in the fridge.
Now, make the iced tea: Boil your kettle and brew 2-3 tea spoons of Green tea for 3 minutes. Brew for longer if a stronger taste is desired. Once you are happy with the strength, pour into a container and set aside in the fridge to cool.
Now, make the lemonade: Juice the lemons until you have one full cup of juice. Pour this juice into a large pitcher – stir in the sugar and a cup of water.
To assemble: Take a large pitcher and combine your prepared iced tea, lemonade and your peach nectar.
Stir well to combine all the mixtures. Taste before serving – if it is too sweet, add more lemon juice. If you cannot taste the peach, add more nectar.
Pour into glasses of your choosing, garnish with peach slices and mint leaves to compliment the minty green tea notes and enjoy!