Mango Iced Tea is a refreshing fruity ice tea recipe flavored with ripe juicy mangoes. Make it from scratch using 5 simple ingredients at home (vegan, gluten-free).
About This Recipe
A refreshing blend of brewed black tea, mango puree, lime juice, and mint leaves, this Mango Iced Tea is a perfect drink to serve for summer parties, BBQs, picnics, or brunches.
When it’s mango season, I make a big pitcher of this iced tea with tropical flavors using fresh fruit and sip all day long.
Made in just 15 minutes, it is easy, fruity, and gives instant relief from the blistering heat.
Make this refreshing mango iced tea recipe using freshly pureed mangoes, canned mango puree, or frozen mangoes. This drink is vegan and gluten-free too.
Black Tea – I made this tea using Assam black tea leaves but you can also make it with green tea or earl grey tea for a healthier alternative.
Mango Puree – You can make mango puree at home or buy a can. I have mentioned the process to make homemade puree below.
Lime – Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best result.
Mint Leaves – Fresh mint leaves add a refreshing and distinct taste to this drink. You can replace them with basil leaves for a flavor change.
Sweetener – If the mangoes are sweet enough, you really do not need any sweetener. But if you feel the need, choose from sugar, maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey (not vegan).
You can add a splash of tequila, white rum, or vodka to make spiked mango iced tea.
How To Make Mango Iced Tea
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
Once the water comes to a boil, switch off the heat and stir in 3 teaspoon tea leaves (or 2 tea bags).
Cover the pan with a lid and let the tea steep for 1-2 minutes or until the desired level of strength.
Strain the brewed tea in a pitcher.
Stir in 4 teaspoon sugar (or any other sweetener of your choice) until dissolved.
Stir in 1 cup mango puree, 6 teaspoon lime juice, and 15-20 mint leaves. Refrigerate the tea for 1-2 hours.
Fill 4 tall serving glasses with ice cubes. Pour the tea over the ice, garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wash a ripe and juicy mango and wipe it using a paper towel. Peel the skin using a sharp knife. Now cut the flesh away from the seed. Discard the seed and cut the flesh into small pieces. Add the pieces to a blender and blend until smooth. Mango puree is ready to use. Refrigerate it for 2-3 days or freeze it for up to 6 months. You can make the puree in bulk, freeze it in small containers and keep using it in your recipes.
To make iced tea with green mangoes, just replace ripe mango puree with green raw mango puree. The taste will be a bit tangier as compared to the ripe mango tea, but it tastes delicious. You can add in a little more sugar or honey if it is too tangy.
If you brew the tea leaves for a very long time, the brewed tea turns bitter. Do not brew the tea for more than 2 minutes.
Yes, you can. Raspberry mango is a great combination. You can also add peaches, pineapple, passion fruit, etc along with mangoes to this sweet tea.
This tea tastes best when made fresh but if you have leftovers, they will last for about 3 to 4 days in a covered glass jar when kept in the refrigerator.
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Mango Iced Tea Recipe
- 4 cups water
- 3 teaspoons black tea leaves (or 2 tea bags)
- 4 teaspoons sugar (or any other sweetener)
- 1 cup mango puree
- 6 teaspoons lime juice
- 15-20 mint leaves (more for garnishing)
- ice cubes
- lime slices (for garnishing)
- Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
- Once the water comes to a boil, switch off the heat and stir in 3 teaspoon tea leaves (or 2 tea bags). Cover the pan with a lid and let the tea steep for 1-2 minutes or until the desired level of strength.
- Strain the brewed tea in a pitcher.
- Stir in sugar (or any other sweetener of your choice) until dissolved.
- Stir in the mango puree, lime juice, and mint leaves. Refrigerate the tea for 1-2 hours.
- Fill 4 tall serving glasses with ice cubes. Pour the tea over the ice, garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.