Hey friends! I’m back with a twist to the classic lemon Iced tea today. Very soon mangoes will not be available anymore as summers are almost over. So I thought I could use the left over mangoes at home to make beverages out of them. Earlier, I could never think of flavoring ice tea with mango but one fine day I came across this recipe on the website food network. I made it and received lots of appreciation from my family. Seriously, I never thought tea could go so well with mango. A lot of people have asked me to upload cooling tea recipes and here goes the first recipe for them. Mango lovers should for sure try this recipe, it is easy to prepare and makes one feel refreshed. Many people freeze mangoes so that they can have them later during the year. This recipe is ideal for saved and frozen mangoes. At least it is a better way to have mango iced tea rather than buying mango iced tea mix from the market. This way of making mango iced tea saves you from added preservatives which are present in the store bought mango iced tea mixes. So, have mango iced tea my way and beat the heat!
- Chopped mango pulp - ¾ cup
- Normal black tea leaves - 1 tsp
- Water - 2cups
- Lemon juice - 1½ tsp
- Sugar - 2 to 3 tbsp / as required
- Ice cubes - 1 cup approx./as required
- In a vessel, add water and bring to boil.
- When the water comes to boil, add tea leaves, sugar and switch off the flame.
- Cover with a lid and let the tea to brew in for 30 seconds.
- The sugar also dissolves by then.
- Strain the tea mixture and keep aside to cool. After the mixture cools down, refrigerate it for a while.
- While the tea mixture cools down, take the chopped mango pulp and blend it into a paste. If possible use refrigerated mangoes.
- Then add the cooled down tea mixture in to the same blender with mango paste.
- Also add lemon juice and blend for a minute until everything mixes well.
- In the serving glasses add ice cubes as required and then pour the prepared iced tea.
- Serve chilled.
2. For a healthier version you can also add green tea leaves instead of black tea leaves.
3. The recipe has mint leaves in it, but I did not like it so skipped it out and made my own version, If you like, you can add.
4. If you like the drink with lots of ice cubes or want to serve it on the rocks, add more sugar accordingly, because as the ice melts, you may realize the need of more sugar or sweetener.