Summer is here! It is the perfect time to post the Mango mint Ice Tea. It is now mango season here in India and that is the reason why I chose the mangoes. The fruit market is filled with all varieties of mango and it is a lovely sight to see. The Ice tea brings relief from the summer heat and a healthy way to begin the day.
Step 1: Ingredients Required
Serves - 4
Preparation Time - 5 minutes
Cooking Time - 15 minutes
Mango Pulp - 1.5 Cup (Use mangoes which are juicy and less fibrous)
Black Tea Powder - 3 Tsp (or) Black Tea Bag - 4
Water - 3.5 Cup
Sugar - 1 Tbsp (or) As you desire
Lemon Juice - 1/2 Tsp
Mint Leaves - 5-8
Step 2: Get Things Ready
Slice the mango to small cubes.
Squeeze the juice out of the lemon.
Step 3: Blend
Transfer the mango cubes into the blender.
Blend the mangoes till they form smooth textured puree with no lumps.
Refrigerate it for about an hour till well cool.
Step 4: Tea Concentrate
Take the measured amount of water and heat it till hot. I used the microwave here.
You can heat the water even on the stove top.
To the hot water add the Black tea powder or the Black tea bags.
Also add mint leaves and lemon juice.
Step 5: Aroma
Close the lid so that the tea concentrate prepared will be infused with lemon, mint and tea.
This is the aromatic stage.
Step 6: Strain
After 10 minute strain to remove the mint leaves and the tea powder.
Transfer the tea concentrate also to the refrigerator.
Let it cool for 1 hour or till well cooled.
Step 7: Ice Tea!
Now take both mango pulp and tea concentrate out of the refrigerator.
Add sugar at this stage. Combine them well in a blender.
Garnish with few mint leaves.
Enjoy your summer drink.