Monday, 22 April 2019

Minty Mango Iced Tea (Virgin)


Mangoes have been named as the most widely consumed fruit in the world. The King of Fruits, mangoes are eaten ripen as dessert in different forms whereas unripe mango is consumed in the form of chutneys, pickles or as sour and sweet combo of flavoring agent. As the summer is here so the markets can be seen flourishing with this seasonal fruit, Mango which is the national fruit of India. These have a range of possible health benefits as :
  • Keeps eyes healthy
  • Improves the skin
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Controls diabetes
  • Helps in digestion
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Maintains alkalinity in the body
  • Helps to Lose weight


Hot summer days means we should get refreshed by having some cool beverage. And as the mango season is on full swing, so here I have come up with a cold beverage using green tea, mint and mango as Minty Mango Iced Tea. Well, for Indians tea is the most common beverage picked up in everyday's life. Although I don't like tea 😉 but the iced teas are my most favorite drinks particularly to beat the thirsty desires during summer times.




One can go for any fruity / spice flavored iced tea. Here I have prepared with both fruity as well as spice. Only the time taking part here in the iced tea is the steeping time. Otherwise the whole process is super simple and easy to prepare. I love to make mango pulp at home instead of taking from market and before adding to the iced tea I always strain to get rid of any strands while sipping the iced tea. So refreshing summer cold beverage is this and also perfectly fit for summer party drinks.
Do check also some more mango recipes from my blog Mango Collection which I have already added.

Recipe Card for 'Minty Mango Iced Tea (Virgin)' :

Minty Mango Iced Tea


Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M
a refreshing cold beverage using tea, mango and mint leaves to beat the summer heat

ingredients:

  • Green tea bag 2 no.
  • Mango pulp 1 tbsp
  • Mint leaves a handful
  • Water (boiling) 2 cup
  • Honey as needed
  • Ice cube few

instructions:

How to cook Minty Mango Iced Tea

  1. In a glass kettle / any heat-proof pitcher, first put the roughly chopped mint leaves.
  2. Also place the green tea bags and pour the boiling water.
  3. Allow to steep for up to 10 minutes.
  4. Discard the tea bags and strain the tea.
  5. Add the mango pulp (strain to get a smooth consistency of mango pulp if the pulp has any strands), honey and give a quick mix.
  6. Keep the tea in refrigerator till serve.
  7. While serving, pour into serving glass.
  8. Add some mint leaves, ice cubes and serve immediately !

NOTES:

Honey here I have used, any other sweetener can be taken too instead of that.
One can omit honey also if the mango pulp is very sweet.
Mango, Mint leaves, Green tea, Summer drink, Iced tea
Beverage, Vegan, Gluten free, Cold beverage




This Minty Mango Iced Tea (Virgin) is contributed for 192th theme of the Foodie Monday Blog Hop foodie group which is decided as 'One Spice Ingredient' and suggested by me this time. Here I have chosen fresh mint leaves as the spice factor for the theme.

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7 comments:

  1. Can imagine how flavorful this mango minty iced green tea must have tasted ! Perfect Summer treat !

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  2. Yum! The drink sounds so flavourful and refreshing. Perfect for the hot days of summer!

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  3. these are perfect for the summers.. am scrolling up and down just ogling at these brilliantly shot pictures.. U must teach me how to photograph liquids, and more importantly glassware... super superb work !

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  4. Wow mango mint and green tea what an amazing combo. I can feel the aroma and taste. Loved your click.

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  5. This looks so refreshing with the king of fruits!! I make iced teas with peaches, raspberries and strawberries, never thought of using mango in it.. Shall surely try with our favourite fruit.. Mango!!

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  6. Lovely cooling drink and healthy too. I usually make it when the mango season begins in Kenya. I've made it using normal tea but have to try it with green tea. Good way to get hubby to enjoy the benefits of green tea without him complaining as it will be masked by the mango.

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  7. Love this refreshing drink with the goodness of mint and mango .Perfect for this hot weather. Gorgeous pictures are making it more tempting.

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