This recipe is one I make for sunny summer afternoons. It’s a brilliant alternative to yet another coffee or stupidly sugary soft drinks. I make my syrup with less sugar than most, so if you’re looking for it to be sweet bump up the sugar content! This recipe makes about 800ml, which is about four servings.
for the syrup:
150ml cold water
40g caster sugar
3 flat peaches (plus 1 for serving)
for the tea:
5 rooibos teabags
700ml boiling water
To make the syrup, pour the water and sugar into a pan on a medium heat. Whilst it’s heating up, chop your peaches into quite small chunks (mine were about 1-2cm) and then add them into the pan. Stir it about to make sure it’s properly mixed and then let it simmer away for about five minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool. Strain into a jar.
To make the tea, boil the water and put the teabags into it. Let them stew for about three minutes and then take them out. Set aside to cool. Leave it in the fridge overnight.
When you want to serve, fill glasses with ice and slice up another peaches. Pour about two tablespoons of the syrup into a glass, fill up with the tea and stir. Top of with some peach slices and serve.