It’s that time of year when all your friends seem to be complaining about how hot it is. And you’d listen to them, you would, if you could hear them over your own complaining. Last Saturday was actually so hot that I turned down wine in favour of water. Scary right?

When water gets a bit boring, try a homemade raspberry peach iced tea.


1.5 cups sugar
3 peaches, halved and pitted
250 ml raspberries
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups water
3 green tea tea bags
1 black tea tea bag
4 cups water

1. Bring 3 cups water and the sugar to a boil in a pot. Add the peaches, raspberries and vanilla. Simmer over medium heat for 1/2 an hour.


This smells amazing by the way…

2. Mash the peaches and raspberries with a potato masher or blend in the blender until the fruit is broken up. Strain the puree in to a jug.

3. Meanwhile bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow to steep according to package directions. Allow to cool to room temperature.

4. Mix with fruit puree and chill.


Serve with as much ice as you can find.