It’s time for a confession on this blog. I hate tea. The smell, the taste and even the color. Probably I am the only person who couldn’t even stand the smell of tea. Growing up, tea was made at our home only for our dad. When amma used to make it, I would not even step into the kitchen. Few years down the lane, I started to make tea for my dad few times in a week– if not for anything, for his compliments 🙂 Few more years down the lane, I gulp down a cupful quickly when my MIL lovingly hands it over every morning when we visit them. That’s my tea story.
My tea powder at home is reserved only for guests or my dad, when my parents visit us. While black tea is a no-no-no, I love a cup of hot green tea every afternoon at office. It started drinking it as a habit to include green tea for health benefits and now, I have come to enjoy it. I know many people who can’t stand the green tea, so that makes me think – if I make a little effort, I would like the black tea as well 🙂
So in my attempts to like tea, I started to look out for options. First, ginger tea. Strong ginger flavor in hot tea was what my MIL offered me once when I was down with sore throat and that did the trick. I get my husband to make it for me, as he makes really good tea. Even so, it was not a regular thing at our home. To fix that, this mango season I decided to make iced tea infused with mango flavor. It turned out to be one of the best cool drinks I have ever made. Even for someone like me, who doesn’t like tea – I had two glassfuls 🙂 The recipe is quite simple and turns out gorgeous! I plan on making other flavors of iced tea soon, I am sure I would love tea this way 🙂
To make Mango Iced Tea
What I used –
- Ripe Mango, 1 large
- Black Tea Powder, 1 tsp
- Water, 1 cup (or more)
- Sugar, 3-4 tsp
- Ice Cubes, a few
How I made –
- Wash and peel off the mango, cut into cubes and blend it into smooth puree in a blender. Set aside.
- Bring 1 cup of water to boil and add 1 teaspoon of black tea powder. As the tea decoction comes to a boil and the tea powder is infused into the water, remove from heat. Strain the tea decoction. Put it in refrigerator for 20 mins until cooled down.
- Mix sugar with mango puree and add the cooled down tea decoction. Mix well. Add more water depending on how thick the iced tea has to be.
- Serve cool with ice cubes added in. Optionally serve a few leaves of mint on top.
- With one large sized ripe mango, on pureeing there should be at least a cup of mango pulp.
- I kept the mango pulp and tea decoction in equal quantities. Adjust as per desired.
- The iced tea was on the thicker side, as I didn’t water down my mango pulp. Add more water if required.
- Adjust sugar quantity as per desired. Since my mango was sweet, I used 3 teaspoon of sugar.
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Bringing this to the party at Fiesta Friday #124. Co-hosted by Lindy @ Love in the Kitchen and Liz @ spades, spatulas & spoons.
Lovely recipe!! I loved the cups even better! Where did you get it?
Thanks B 🙂 I got them in a local super market!
Lynz Real Cooking
Looks so beautiful!
Thank you so much Lynn! 🙂
Hey GB, been meaning to ask you. Did you change the blog settings recently? When I try to click on a new post in the wordpress reader, instead of opening to the new post within wordpress, it opens to a new webpage. This is happening while browsing on the desktop and smartphone. Fix it if you can please! 🙂 Love to read your recipes and it's frustrating when it takes time to open as a new webpage.
Hi P.. sorry about the trouble! As I moved my blog to a self-hosted site, I guess that's how my posts would appear on the reader. Sorry again!
Also my husband recently made something similar with peaches that are found in abundance here. It was delicious! Should try this sometime 🙂
I will try out peaches if I get a chance 🙂
Life Diet Health
How delicious 🙂 I might try this tonight... looks like an easy but impressive drink to serve to guests! Wish I'd thought of this when I got 8 juicy mangos for UK £1 last week! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday, sure to go down well - we might be fighting over the lovely glasses though! 😛
Do let me know how you liked it Laurena, if you give this a try 🙂
love in the kitchen
This mango ice tea sounds so delicious. Thank you for bringing it to Fiesta Friday!!
Thank you so much Lindy 🙂
WOW! This looks so pretty and refreshing dear. I will try this out soon 🙂
Thanks much dear 🙂
Julie is Hostess At Heart
What a beautiful cup of tea. I love tea and mangos and am going to have to try this drink!
Do try it out Julie 🙂