2mediumripe peaches,peeled* and pitted, or use frozen peaches
4cupssteeped green tea(use loose green tea leaves or tea bags)
1 - 2 teaspoonfresh ginger root,finely grated
2tablespoonmaple syrup or honey
Brew 4 cups of green tea, using tea leaves (or green tea bags). Start with one teaspoon for every 8 ounces of water (4 teaspoons for this recipe) and add more to taste. Brewing times for green tea range from 1 to 5 minutes depending on how strong you like it. The longer you steep it, the stronger the flavour. Taste as it steeps. If you leave it too long it will develop bitterness. Let it cool completely.
Purée the peaches in a blender with finely grated ginger root and honey or other sweetener.
Add the cooled green tea to the blender container and blend for a few seconds.
Pour into a pitcher and chill in the fridge. When you're ready to serve, fill glasses with ice, add the peach ginger tea, and garnish with a few strawberries or raspberries, if you'd like.
*Peaches are on the Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of pesticide residue, so choose organic if you can.