Sweet mango green tea makes a refreshing addition to your Mother's Day brunch. It's easy to whip up, and you can sip it all summer long.
I’m obsessed with drinking tea in the summer. (Hello peach mint bourbon sweet tea!) If I had a large wrap-around front porch, you would be sure to find me sippin’ iced tea there every single day. Sadly, I live in a town house that only has a small patch of grass, and in the front, a few stairs. If I started sitting out on my postage size yard drinking tea, I’m pretty sure my neighbors would think I was nuts. Especially since my yard is basically my parking lot. You see why that would be weird?
Instead, I sit in my living room watching Bones and sipping on tea while dreaming of a front porch. Sigh.
I have been known to use cheap tea bags for my iced tea, but really, the loose stuff is where the flavor is. If you have never used loose tea before, don’t fret. It’s not hard to use – I promise. You simply use a loose tea infuser (in my case my handy dandy Dreamfarm Teafu) and some delicious green tea.
If you’re not sure what loose green tea to buy stop by your local teashop. They are more than happy to help you pick out the right tea. Plus, those stores always smell amazing, so it makes it an even better shopping experience.
Ok, back to tea. Steep your tea, strain and let it cool to room temperature. Then we add the flavor! In this case, I wanted to use up some sweet mangos I had sitting in my fruit bowl. So I cut them up, tossed with a little bit of sugar (they are naturally sweet!) and then mixed it all together. The result was a summery tea drink that is packed full of antioxidants, fruit and sweet flavor that you will not want to stop drinking. If you have a big porch it’s perfect for porch sipping. If you don’t have a porch you can drink it in your living room, dreaming of a porch. It’s a win-win.
Oh, and if you’re one of those clumsy people who often spill their drinks all over their expensive Mac computer – cough, cough – me. Try using the Dreamfarm Spink. NO MORE SPILLED DRINKS! I’m screaming because this is basically a lifesaver, and a computer saver.
You get it.
Disclaimer: The contributor was compensated by Dreamfarm for recipe development. Any opinions expressed are her own.