Tuesday, 27 September 2016

ahmad tea recipe series - nectarine & green tea iced tea





































Summer in England is a fleeting affair - blink and you miss it. That’s exactly how it’s been this year. Nice while it lasted. Personally I’m glad as I don’t like to bake in the heat (autumn and spring are my favourite seasons). I love the way trees go through their various metamorphoses. The fresh blooms of white and pink blossoms, the spread of green leaves and then the magical way the leaves become leaden with copper and gold.


This recipe is made using some delicious green tea leave sent to me by Ahmad Tea. Normally I’m not a fan of green tea as I find it quite strong, however this tea has a very mild and almost creamy taste to it. If you drink it plain you’ll know what I mean! I love peach iced tea I restaurants and thought I’d make this using fresh nectarines as they’re still around in the autumn. A glass of iced tea even in mild weather feels relaxing. 

Ingredients (serves 4)
2 nectarines
4 tsp Ahmad green tea leaves
1 tbs sugar – or to taste
800ml water

Method
Pit the nectarines and slice into wedges (reserve half a nectarine for garnish)

Place the remainder of the nectarine slices into a pan with the sugar and water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes and either using a fork or a potato masher break down the nectarine pieces.

Add the tea leaves and turn the flame off. Let the mixture cool about ten minutes. Stain into a jug and cool completely before refrigerating.


Serve chilled with extra nectarine slices.

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