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Those ripe, deliciously fragrant peaches in gardens?
We enjoy this period when we can buy fruit grown in our local region, rather than from overseas, or pick it ourselves. Did you known that fruit grown overseas is picked before it is ripe and then transported for ripening on arrival using a special gas? That’s why regional fruits not only last longer but are also tastier and have a higher vitamin-content. How about a home-made, natural peach ice tea? We’d like to show you a delicious, fragrant thirst-quencher made from fresh local peaches and your favourite tea:
Wash 4 peaches, stone them and cut them up into small pieces. Put the pieces together with up to 4 tbsp of raw cane sugar (depending on how sweet the peaches are) and 1.5 l of water into a pot and let them simmer for about 10 minutes. Purée them with a hand blender and put them through a fine sieve.
Bring 250 ml water to the boil and add 3 tbsp of tea or 2 teabags (black tea, green tea, verbena tea etc.) Let this brew for 4–6 min (depending on the kind of tea).
Put purée and tea together into an ample container and ideally leave the mixture in the fridge overnight, or you can cool it with ice cubes if you like. Add small chunks of peach, ice cubes and fresh mint leaves to the tea and then serve.
Sunny wishes from Waibstadt
The T.I.P. Team