Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
- 1 1⁄2 quarts cold water
- 6 high quality black tea bags
- 2 cups mango nectar
- 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.
I made this at the last min. and did not have mint on hand. It was unusual for me to have mango nectar on hand, so I was happy to try this. I was short on the nectar, but it still had a great taste. Thanks Hepcat, for another great recipe. Roxygirl
This was quite nice, great for a hot and humid day like today was. I had to make a few substitutions as fresh mint and mango nectar are not commonly available here. I used mango juice instead and that was no problem. I also put a mint tea bag in with the black ones, and left it for about half of the steeping time. That worked out OK; next time I think I'll leave it for a minute or less though, to let the mango flavor come through more clearly. I used only 4 tsp of sugar as the mango juice was already sweetened. All in all though, this stood up well to the substitutions and we enjoyed it. I'll probably be making this again, especially if I find some mango nectar or real mint to use. Thanks!