PEACH-MINT SUN TEA
If you make this refreshing when peaches are at their peak, you won’t need to sweeten it at all.
MAKES ENOUGH FOR 4 PEOPLE OR 1 THIRSTY
4 cups cold water
4 bags of your favorite black tea
2 ripe peaches, peeled (or not) and chopped into chunks
2 tablespoons lemon juice
10 mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish
2 teaspoons agave or maple syrup (optional*)
1 Place the water and tea bags in a large container with a lid and set that in the sun for 3 to 5 hours. No sunny spots where you stay? Just throw it in the fridge or leave it on the counter; it will still work.
2 Once the tea has steeped, get to making your drinks. Throw the peaches in a blender with the lemon juice, mint, and agave (if using). Add the tea and run that until everything is mixed and there aren’t any peach chunks flying around. Taste and add more sweetener if you need it.
3 Pour over ice and serve with a sprig of mint in each glass. If you have a porch, go out there and enjoy this while you judge the neighbors.