Friday, August 12, 2011

Mango Ice Tea with Ginger

Ice Tea is a quintessential summer drink.  But it can sometimes use a little razzle-dazzle.  I love mango juice so why not pair the two together.  The hardest part in making this drink is waiting for the hot tea to cool down and then chill so I can sit outside and sip it while watching the clouds roll by...

5-6 cups of water
8 black tea bags
3 cups of mango nectar (juice)
juice of two lemons (plus some to garnish with)
Sugar or splenda (1/2 cup to 1 cup or to taste)
a few slivers of ginger or 1-2 slices

Bring the water to boil with the ginger.  Once the water has boiled add the tea bags and allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.  Then add your sugar or splenda and stir well.  Strain or pull out the ginger and allow the tea to cool down.  Once the tea is cool add the lemon juice and mango nectar.  Serve over ice and garnish with more lemon sliced or mint.  Enjoy.