Summer is here and it would be nice to sit back with an ice tea and enjoy the warm days laughing with friends. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find enough hours in the day and I always feel like I can’t get caught up with life in general. I wished there was more time to just relax and forget about all the stresses of life. This recipe takes me back to the more carefree days of my childhood.
I grew up in Georgia where things aren’t quite as rushed and chaotic as it is here in California. I have nothing but lovely sentiments of Georgia. It’s my home and the culture and values have helped mold me to who I am today. It’s no secret that sweet tea is a staple in the South. Practically every home had a pitcher of sweet tea in the fridge ready to serve – including our Asian household. It’s a very comforting drink that reminds me of home and a time when things were more simple. Of course I was just a kid so how much stress could I possible have? Nonetheless, I have many fond memories of hanging out at my friend Marisa’s house talking and giggling over a glass of sweet tea.
Sweet tea is also a great beverage to serve at baby and bridal showers or even spiked with a splash of rum or vodka. So here’s a recipe for sweet tea with a twist: Mango Iced (Sweet) Tea. Go ahead, brew yourself a pitcher of tea, sit down, kick up your feet and take it easy. The laundry can wait until later…
Mango Iced Tea
Time: 20 mins Yields: 2 Quarts
5 C water
8 black tea bags
½ C sugar
3 C mango juice
mint to garnish, optional
Bring 5 C of water to a boil. Place tea bags into boiling water and let boil for 1 minute. Then turn off heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
Remove tea bags and add sugar. Stir to combine.
Add mango juice and stir. Pour into a pitcher and serve over ice.
Where’s Taylor you ask? Well – she was taking a nap while I was taking the photos for the iced tea. She definitely knows how to set aside time to rest and relax. She then woke up and wanted to get some fresh air and then tried to go for the mango iced tea! That booger! Oh well… I guess Derrick gets that glass!
Let’s Stay in Touch (email updates):
- Twice Baked Potatoes with Philly Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
- Chocolate Wine Sangria with ChocolatRouge
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Cookies
- Easy Bacon Chicken Mac & Cheese
- Korean BBQ Short Ribs #CampbellSauces
- Winder Farms Review and Giveaway
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Pear and Vanilla Bean Jam
- Can It Forward Day 2013 & Giveaway
- Pregnancy Cravings – Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Roasted Tomato Soup inspired by Panera Bread
- Oreo Cookie Balls
- Holiday Granola and Silpat & Nutmeg Mill Giveaway
- Taylor Thursday & Zuke’s Lil Links Giveaway
TagsAlexia Foods apple Asian bake sale basil birthday bread breakfast brownies brunch cake chocolate cookies cream cheese cupcakes decadent dessert Easy favors French fries frosting giveaway goat cheese healthy Italian lemon mango Marshmallow Pops mint mushrooms party pie potatoes recipe development salad sides Soup soy sauce St. Patrick's Day strawberry Taylor Taylor Thursday tomato vegetarian vinaigrette