Wednesday, August 6, 2008

mango iced tea.

With the hot weather lately, I very frequently crave fruity and cold beverages. It was 95 degrees here in Portland yesterday, so it seemed like the perfect day to make a nice chilled drink. I had a big bag of frozen mango in the freezer that had been sitting there for awhile and remembered a recipe from Bobby Flay's Boy Meets Grill for Mango Iced Tea that I had bookmarked awhile back, so I went for it.

The taste of the tea reminded of an Arnold Palmer, although obviously mango-flavored instead of lemonade. If you don't like a strong black tea flavor, just let the tea steep for a shorter length of time. Serve this in a big glass pitcher garnished with a big flower for a summertime gathering or barbeque.

Mango Iced Tea: from Bobby Flay's Boy Meets Grill


1 1/2 quarts cold water
6 high quality black tea bags
2 cups mango nectar (you can make your own by pureeing fresh or frozen & thawed mangoes)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Thinly sliced mango


Bring water to a boil, turn off heat add tea bags and steep until tea is dark, about 5 minutes. Remove bags, add mango nectar and add sugar, to taste. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Place in pitcher and add mint leaves. Pour over ice and garnish with mango slices.


Manger La Ville said...

I really love iced tea, this sounds yummy. I love hibiscus ice tea, or known as aqua de jamaica.

Christy said...

I love the rose in the jug!! I think it adds a really romantic touch to the drink!! Beautiful!!

cindy* said...

how pretty and refreshing!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I love this! What a great flavor for ice tea! Gorgeous picture too!

Stacy said...

Oh my goodness that sounds good! I just had a mango iced tea at Alcatraz Brewhouse - it was great - I want to figure out how to make it!

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Joy the Baker said...

Gorgeous! I thin I'm going to have a pitcher of this in my fridge for the rest of the summer!

Emily said...

The pictures of the tea are beautiful, love the rose floating. The tea sounds refreshing as well...but mango causes an awful rash if it touches me. Wish U could try it, though!