Ice tea is my favourite way to quench my thirst in the summertime. Cool, refreshing and sweet! It’s so easy to make it yourself, and a bonus is that it is nowhere near as full of sugar as the shop bought varieties.
I’ve always liked Earl Grey tea, but I prefer to stay off the caffeine-rich black teas. So I was very happy when I found a Rooibos Earl Grey from Tick Tock Tea, which has that typical bergamott flavour but without the caffeine. I highly recommend it, both for this ice tea but also for steaming cups of tea in the cooler months. Of course you can use your regular black Earl Grey, or any other tea that you like.
3 bags of Earl Grey tea
12 dl water
1 dl caster sugar
2 peaches or nectarines
5-6 sprigs of fresh mint
Bring the water to boil in a pot. Remove from the heat, and pour the caster sugar in the pot. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the tea bags and leave for about half an hour.
Thoroughly scrub the lemon and slice it. Cut the peaches in wedges. Rinse the mint and give it a light squeeze with your hand. Put the fruit and mint in a large jug.
Remove the tea bags from the pot and pour the brewed tea into the jug.
Put the tea in the fridge to cool for at least two hours. Serve over ice and with a sprig of fresh mint.