Peach Iced Tea & Summer DIY Ideas

Hello my favourite Zebras!

Even if the weather does not feel like it – summer is just around the corner. Soon it will be crazy hot again and then we’ll need some delicious refreshment.. and what could be better than home-made iced tea?

I must confess: Iced tea is something of a guilty pleasure for me, a drink that I really love me but have too rarely because the brands in the grocery stores are just too unhealthy. The only solution to this dilemma – do it yourself! So far I’ve never really known how to do that but now I have a fantastically simple recipe. Should I tell you how to make it?

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Peach iced tea with blackberries 

for 2 litres of iced tea

  • 1 kg ripe peaches
  • 1 handful of blackberries
  • 2l water
  • 150g sugar (or roughly to taste)
  • 6 bags of green tea
  • fresh fruit (eg lime and nectarines)
  • ice cubes

Wash and remove the stones from the peaches before cutting them into chunks. Wash blackberries also and put together with the peach pieces in a large pot. Add sugar and water, mix well and bring to a boil.

Once it’s boiling reduce the heat, add the tea bags and simmer with the lid closed for about 10 minutes. Let it stand until it’s cooled down, then strain the tea trough a large sieve. Pour into a large container or bottle. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve and then enjoy with ice and fresh fruit.

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The garland in the background consists of some newspaper, string and paint. Simply cut out small circles (a glass is a great template) and fold in half. Paint with colourful acrylic paint to give it a citrus look and allow to dry thoroughly. Fix on twine with craft glue and tadaaaaa – an easy peasy summer garland!

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The second mini DIY is the lovely vase of peonies – all you need for this is an old glass jar and some nail polish. Simply paint many, many small colorful dots on the glass and let them completely dry! And then, of course, fill the jar with pretty things.

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Do you also like iced tea? Or do you have perhaps other decorating ideas for me?

Have a wonderful week & HAPPY ICED TEA MAKING!

xx Kristin

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