Summer is finally here in Switzerland (after several weeks of non-stop rain), and its’ finally time to make one of my favourite drinks – Mango & Lemon Iced Tea. I think it’s fair to say we unequivocally enjoy our teas in Africa – in different forms.

I am a “tea” person, and I remember noticing during ,my first visit to Nairobi, just how much tea was consumed at all times of the day. Black tea – with milk – just like in England was fairly common place. In Northern Nigeria, you’d be hard pressed not to receive an invitation to share a cup of tea when visiting friends, or browsing through merchants’ stalls in the market place..Every decent merchant has a pot of tea on tap!

Mango is also fairly common place in Africa, and during the long hot summers, you cannot beat a chilled glass of mango and lemon iced tea. There’s just so much going on in this drink. A combination of bergamot-infused tea and the sweetness of the mangoes, offset by the tartness of the lemons results in a cacophony of flavours that instantly transports one to a tropical island..perhaps of Zanzibar? I digress…

So to start, first make your mango lemonade and then dilute it with iced tea. The key to a good glass of lemonade is balanced acidity and sweetness Рhere is the recipe to an easy and classic lemonade which you can use as a base for all lemonade drinks. And all that remains is to close your eyes, take a sip and enjoy!

 

Mango and Lemon Iced Tea
Mango and Lemon Iced Tea
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Mango and Lemon Iced Tea
Mango and Lemon Iced Tea
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  1. Peel and chop the mangoes, then puree them in a blender. Set aside in refrigerator to chill.
  2. Make the tea. Add the tea bag to a 500 ml of boiled water. Allow the teabag to steep for 5 - 7 minutes. Remove the bag and allow tea to cool.
  3. When cool, combine the tea, lemonade, and mango puree. Stir to mix and serve with mint leaves, ice cubes and lemon slices.
Recipe Notes

here is the recipe to an easy and classic lemonade which you can use as a base for all lemonade drinks.

 

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Nutrition Facts
Mango and Lemon Iced Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 307mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 36g
Protein 0.4g 1%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 3%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.