I have no idea how or why but I often find myself forgetting to drink throughout the day and only by the evening I realize I am super thirsty and very dehydrated. Does that happen to you too?
Somehow with the daily busyness, I forget to drink as often as I should. So a while ago, I figured that if there is something super healthy and very appealing waiting for me in the fridge, it will trigger my brain to reach for it more regularly. So, here it is, the perfect spring/summer ice tea, packed with goodness and all things healthy like mango, mint and honey. This gem will provide you with a steady, scrumptious and refreshing source of hydration and the power of antioxidants throughout the day. As soon as you take a sip, you will taste the mix of sweet mango, refreshing mint, stimulating green tea and soothing honey. Go on, make a pitcher and share it with friends! Cheers!
Homemade Iced Green Mango Tea with Mint
(Recipe adapted from Sneh - Cook Republic. Makes 8 servings).
- 4 green tea bags
- 6 cups hot water
- 3 tablespoons honey
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 smaller fresh mango (pieces)
- large handful of mint leaves
- 4-6 lemon slices to serve
- 1 cup ice cubes to serve
Place tea bags in a large heat proof pitcher. Fill with hot water and allow to steep for 3 minutes (not longer, as you don't want your tea to become bitter). Remove tea bags and discard. Add honey and lemon juice to the brewed tea. Mix well and set aside. Place half of your cut up mango pieces with a bit of water in a small cooking pot and simmer it on a very low fire until the fruit gets mushy and falls apart easily. Next, pour in the mango mix into the tea, add the other half of the mango pieces and the mint leaves. Mix well and allow to cool completely before chilling it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. Serve with lemon slices and ice. It can easily stay in your fridge for up to 2 days. Ta dah!
Darlings, what's your favourite summer drink? Would you try this one? xo
P.S: Sun tea = yum!
P.P.S: Plus, the energy boosting chia fresca and those jazzy takes on water!
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