Mango Iced Tea …. to beat the heat .........
Mumbai rising heat is simply killing us softly …. the temperature in the last three days has been significantly higher than normal ….. here is a summer cooler to beat the scorching heat - thanda thanda,cool cool .... “Mango Iced Tea” …..
I have used here Brooke Bond Red Label Natural Care Tea available in India which contains 5 Ayurvedic Ingredients - Ginger, Ashwagandha, Tulsi (Holy Basil), Mulethi (Licorice) and Cardamom, which are known to have beneficial effects on immune health.
Add 1 cup of water in a vessel and bring to boiling point. Lower the heat to minimum and add 2 tsp of Tea leaves and let simmer for 4-5 minutes. This is to make a strong tea. Strain and add 4 tsp of sugar, mix well and once it has cooled down put it in fridge to chill.
Peel of the skin from one Alphonso mango and cut the edible fleshly portions into small pieces. Squeeze out all the fleshly portions from the mango and discard the seed. Put the mango pieces in mixer grinder along with 2 cups of water and grind to a smooth pulp.
Remove and strain through a fine sieve. Add 1 cup of sugar and mix well. You increase or decrease the amount of sugar as per individual taste. Also you can add sugar later on if you find it a bit bland. Add another cup of water and 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice (Optional), mix and put the mango juice in fridge to chill.
To serve : Take a tall / long glass add in 2 tablespoons of chilled tea and then top up with mango juice. Add some Ice cubes and serve chilled. You can make variations by mixing the mango and tea as per requirements. You can reduce the quantity of tea or increase as per individual taste. Tastes great during summer months.