Lemonade. Diet Coke. Pina Colada. Icy Cold Water.
Thirst of them all hits me like an avalanche when I’m fasting. I’m sure, you all are familiar with this feeling too.
It was only two days back, on the first roza, with just an hour to go before the magrib azaan, that I went pinterest-ing drinks.
..saw one delicious looking peach iced tea after another.
…one and a half day later, lo and behold, I had a pitcher full of Peach Iced Tea in my hands.
It’s icy cold, lemony and peachy, tart and sweet…it’s amazing!
Its so refreshing, and light, and has just the right amount of sweetness to it.
You’ll be downing glass after glass. I promise you that.
Made with real peaches, Peach Iced Tea is the ultimate Ramadhan drink. Make a pitcher a day before, and enjoy it on aftari later the next day.
There’s two parts to the recipe:
The peach syrup
The peach syrup is just water, sugar, and peaches all boiled together till the peaches are soft and mushy, and reduced.
The tea part is boiling water together with tea bags brewed till strong. The tea is your choice; what kind of tea you prefer. I used one part jasmine green tea, and one part normal tea leaves. You can go with all green tea, mint, jasmine, or just plain tea. Either way it’s delicious.
Make it now. And have Roasters like Peach Iced Tea in no time.
Peach Iced Tea
Yields: 1 pitcher
For the Syrup
3/4th cup water
3/4th cup granulated sugar
2-3 fresh peaches, sliced
For the Tea
5 cups water
2 tea bags
Sliced lemon and peaches *optional
Place all the syrup ingredients in a pan and boil for one minute, then let it simmer on a low heat till the peaches are soft. Crush the peaches up while stirring the syrup.
Set aside to cool, covered, till at room temperature.
Boil water, add the tea bags. Let it brew for 5 minutes, covered. Then remove the tea bags and let the tea cool in the refrigerator.
Pour both the tea and the syrup in a pitcher. Mix well.
Add in loads of crushed ice, lemon and peach slices, and mint leaves.