Mango green tea is a refreshing and healthy drink that is a great alternative to any boxed juice. In under 10 minutes, you can serve a delicious summery drink that is perfect for BBQs, picnics, and lunches.
We can't wait to invite people over this summer to our new backyard and serve them this mango green tea around the pool! Perfect to quench anyone's thirst after a summer dip. I love hosting people and this is such an easy, yet very fun recipe to serve your guests.
Why we love Mango Green Tea
We love to sip on iced teas during the summer (or even all year round, and yes in Canadian's winter in freezing weather) and this mango green tea just hits the spot. The first time I made it, I knew it would be good, but I didn't realized how refreshing it would be. If I just closed my eyes... it would bring me back to a sunny destination and out of my cold and wet Canadian spring. This mango green tea is also super easy to make, and a healthy alternative to a pre-made drink from the supermarket.
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Best mangoes to use
We love to use ripe altaulfo (champagne) mango. They're not very fibrous and very sweet and ripe, which makes it perfect for your drinks. They start to be in season at the end of February up until end of August, which makes them easily accessible! Alphonso mangoes are also a good alternative. If you don't have any available fresh mangoes, you can use frozen or canned.
Why is Green Tea good for you
We love using green tea for this recipe but we personally feel like it gives a more refreshing taste. It also has many healthy benefits, such as:
- Boost brain function since it contains caffeine, although not as strong as coffee,
- Increases fat burning and boost your metabolic system,
- Contains antioxidants which are helpful to fight chronic diseases, such as cancer,
- Help with brain function on the short-term, but the long-term as well, and can protect your brain from neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer and Parkinson
- And many more!
Tips to make the best Mango Green Tea
- Steep your tea at the correct temperature. Your tea should be brewed between 175°F to 185°F to ensure it keeps all it's health benefits. We use this handy water boiler in which we can chose the temperature.
- Do not steep your tea for too long. I would steep for 3 minutes, or according to the package instruction. If you let it steep for over 5 minutes, the tea will become too bitter.
- Adjust the amount of honey to your personal taste, and the sweetness of your mangoes.
- If your tea is too strong, or became too bitter, adjust by putting more honey, it will help balance out the flavors.
- Let your tea chill in the refrigerator before making your drink.
Yes, this drink is easily prepared 1-2 days in advance, but I wouldn't suggest more because of the mangoes.
- Mango: we love to use altaulfo mangoes, but alphonso would be great too. Frozen or canned will do too.
- Honey: we love using natural sweeteners and find that honey goes very well with green tea. However, feel free to swap for your preferred sweetener, maple syrup is a great vegan option.
- Green tea: our favorite green tea is jasmine. It's floral and smells delightful! You can never go wrong with this one.
- Mint: it's optional but adds an extra freshness to the drink.
- Water: to brew your tea!
- Ice: to make your drink extra cold and refreshing on a hot summer day.
Prep tea. Boil 2 cups of water, and pour over 2 tea bags in a teapot. Let steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags and add 1 tbsp of honey. Let tea chill in refrigerator.
Prep mangoes. Peel the mangoes, cube 1 1/2, and chopped in small pieces the other 1/2.
Make mango puree. To create mango puree, blend the cubed mango in blender, until smooth.
Assemble. For each cup, put equal amount of chopped mango pieces, and mango puree. Add ice, and then pour in 1 cup of tea in each cups. Stir well and adjust sugar level if needed.
Mango Green Tea
- 2 ripe mangoes
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 bags green tea
- 1 cup Ice cubes
- mint garnish
- Boil 2 cups of water, and pour over 2 tea bags in a teapot. Let steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags and add 1 tbsp of honey. Let tea chill in refrigerator.
- Peel the mangoes, cube 1 1/2, and chopped in small pieces the other 1/2.
- To create mango puree, blend the cubed mango in blender, until smooth.
- For each cup, put equal amount of chopped mango pieces, and mango puree. Add ice, and then pour in 1 cup of tea in each cups. Stir well and adjust sugar level if needed.