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Strawberry Mango Iced Green Tea

Strawberry Mango Iced Green Tea

Is it just me or is flying becoming more and more of a pain in the butt? What should have been a simple 4-hour direct flight back to Phoenix yesterday turned into a 9-hour debacle. First there were thunderstorms that caused a one-hour delay. Then as soon as they told us they were getting ready to board us, they came back and told us there was an issue with the weather radar on the plane. An hour later they finally let us know that the part they needed had to be flown in and we wouldn’t be able to leave for another 4 hours or so. Needless to say, it was a long night, but I eventually made it home safe and sound. And hey, at the very least, they gave us free wine on the plane!

Strawberry Mango Iced Green Tea

I feel like I have been posting a lot drink recipes lately, but here is an alcohol-free recipe for you guys. I have posted a number of lemonade recipes, but truth be told, I’m more of an iced tea gal myself. I don’t really drink soda, so my drink of choice is usually water or iced tea. Green tea is one of my favorites because of its health benefits. This strawberry mango iced green tea has the perfect amount of fruity flavor without being overly sweet.

Strawberry Mango Iced Green Tea

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Strawberry Mango Iced Green Tea

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For the strawberry mango syrup:

  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water

For the iced tea:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 6 bags of green tea (or regular black tea if desired)
  • 1 cup strawberry syrup (or to taste)
  • 1 cup strawberry mango syrup (or to taste)

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the water and sugar and heat over medium high heat. Add in the strawberries and mango. Bring the mixture to a light boil and let simmer for about 8 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash the fruit down as much as possible. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a bowl. Discard the solids and let cool completely.
  2. In another pan, bring the water to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add in the tea bags. Let steep for about 5 minutes. Remove the bags and pour the tea into a pitcher. Stir in the cooled syrup. You can stir in additional sliced strawberries for garnish if desired. Pour over ice or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Note that the mango may not break down as much as the strawberries, that is okay, you will still taste the mango in the syrup.

Strawberry Mango Iced Green Tea

   

12 Responses to “Strawberry Mango Iced Green Tea”

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    Ramona — June 22, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I don’t drink soda either and I usually don’t drink alcohol either. Ice tea is my choice at restaurants. I love the fresh flavors you have here. :) Glad you got back from FL okay.. 9 hours… that’s a long time to travel.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — June 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I fly a ton and lucky for me don’t have too many hiccups. I will say though when they do come up there are ginormous and miserable. Glad you are back! I am a water person. I grab tea when I need a change up. Home brewed like this one is the best.

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    CCU — June 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Thats a lot of travelling my friend, but this would have been so refreshing after it :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 22, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I know what you mean bout flights. I flew home from Europe, and got stuck in New Jersey for 7 hours, and got home at 4 am. I think the flight and waiting time was like 28 hours. It was crazy! I was cranky and crabby, but eventually made it home safely. I’m like you, I’m an ice tea girl myself, but never turn down lemonade. love the combination you used in the drink. I never thought of mango and strawberry together, I love that! This is such a wonderful and refreshing drink!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

    You are speaking my language, Stephanie! I have mango green hot tea that I drink often and now must make it into iced tea for the summer time. I hear ya about flying – it’s not one of my favorite things to do!

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    Liz — June 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I never thought of adding fruit syrups to ice tea…such an excellent idea! Perfect for that mid-day cool down :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 25, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I love fruit flavored green teas. They’re so refreshing. I just made peach the other day.

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    Kristi — June 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I’m not a big tea drinker, but I’m trying to go more towards tea than coffee, and this sounds perfect for summer.

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    Katie @ Upcycled Treasures — July 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Can’t wait to try this, it looks delicious! I will be featuring it today on my summer drink roundup :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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