Is it apparent yet just how much The Leafy Cauldron loves fruit? This iced tea is truly refreshing; excellent for those endless summer days when all you want to do is fan yourself and drink iced tea. Background notes of mango, highlighted with limes delivered by the perrenial favourite black iced tea make this an excellent picnic drink. I do love picnics (and fruit).
Mango Black Iced Tea
Makes 2 litres
1 litre brewed black iced tea, brewed double strength and cooled
1 cup mango simple syrup (recipe follows), or more to your taste
2 cups cold water
Juice of 4 limes
Ice, to the top of the pitcher + more for the glasses
Stir all ingredients together and pour over ice. If you’re really overheated, shake the iced tea with ice and pour out over even more ice.
Mango Simple Syrup
Makes 2 cups
1 cup puréed mango (I used frozen, done in a food processor)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
In a small pot, bring all ingredients to a boil. Let boil for a minute or so. Pour into a container and let cool.
Note: We here think this drink would be lovely with a little golden tequila and a bit more lime juice, if you like that sort of thing.