Mango Iced Tea

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This 4-ingredient mango iced tea is full of tropical flavor! Learn to brew the perfect cup of iced tea with tips from a tea sommelier.

Mango Iced Tea in clear cup with straw.

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Homemade Mango Iced Tea

Mango iced tea is the perfect refreshing cold drink on hot days. Black tea and mango juice are the main ingredients in this 4-ingredient recipe.

The trick to making an iced tea that’s brisk but not bitter is to steep the tea at the right temperature and time. If tea is oversteeped, it’ll taste astringent and bitter.

You can use your favorite black tea like English Breakfast tea, but it’s best to find an unsweetened mango juice so the iced tea isn’t too sweet.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Mango iced tea is a refreshing cold drink made with black tea, mango juice, water, and ice.
  • No additional sugar is needed since mango juice is naturally sweet.
  • The drink is caffeinated since it contains black tea.
  • This recipes makes 16 ounces (2 cups) but it’s easy to adjust the recipe for a large pitcher.

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Ingredient Notes

Ingredients for Mango Iced Tea measured out in bowls and cups.
  • Black tea: Use tea bags or tea sachets for easy cleanup. You don’t need to use the highest quality tea since it’ll be combined with mango juice.
  • Mango juice: Choose one that is 100% juice with no additional sugars or sweeteners.
  • Water: For the best tasting iced tea, use filtered water.
  • Ice: If possible, also make ice with filtered water.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Water being poured into teapot with black tea bags.

Step 1: Put black tea bags and hot water into a teapot.

Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting.

Teapot with lid holding black tea bags and water.

Step 2: Cover and steep.

Cold water being poured into peppermint tea in teapot.

Step 3: Discard the tea bags. Add cold water and refrigerate.

Mint Iced Tea being poured into clear cup with ice.

Step 4: Pour mint iced tea into cup with ice.

Tea Sommelier’s Notes

Don’t oversteep the black tea.

If black tea is steeped for too long or with the wrong water temperature, it’ll become bitter and astringent. Teas require a specific brewing time and temperature for the best flavor.

The easiest way to make sure you’re using the right temperature is by heating water with an electric kettle with a temperature setting.

Use tea bags, tea sachets, or loose tea.

For the easiest cleanup, opt for tea bags or tea sachets. You can use loose tea but you’ll need to strain out the tea leaves before mixing it with juice. Use 1 tablespoon of loose tea instead of the 2 tea bags in the recipe.

Make the iced tea ahead of time.

The iced tea can be prepared in advanced and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. It’s best to mix the mango juice and iced tea when you’re ready to drink.

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Expert Tips

  • For additional flavor, mix with a flavored syrup like ginger. Just note that the iced tea will be sweeter due to the sugar in the simple syrup.
  • Make mango iced tea with green tea instead of black tea by substituting with green tea bags.
  • Garnish the tea with fresh herbs like mint or basil.

Questions You May Have

What does mango iced tea taste like?

Mango juice gives this iced tea a sweet tropical flavor that’s balanced out by a bold black tea.

Is mango iced tea caffeinated?

Yes, mango iced tea is a caffeinated drink. Black tea has a moderate amount so this iced tea may not be for people who are sensitive to caffeine.

What tea goes well with mango?

Black tea pairs nicely with the mango juice but you can also use green tea if you prefer.

Can I use a mango syrup instead?

Adding mango syrup to the tea in place of juice will recreate a similar tasting drink. The iced tea will be sweeter since syrups contain sugar.

Mango Iced Tea being poured into clear cup filled with ice.

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5 from 3 votes

Mango Iced Tea

By: Jee Choe
Learn to make a 4-ingredient mango iced tea that's full of tropical flavor!
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 black tea bags
  • ¾ cup mango juice
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions 

  • Put black tea bags and ¼ cup of hot water into a teapot.
    Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting. Set water temperature to 195°F.
  • Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.
    Steeping for longer will make the tea bitter.
  • Pour ¾ cup mango juice into the teapot.
  • Pour iced tea into a cup with ice.

Notes

  • Choose a 100% mango juice that doesn’t contain any additional sugars or sweeteners.
  • If black tea is steeped for too long or with the wrong water temperature, it’ll become bitter and astringent. 
  • For the easiest cleanup, opt for tea bags or tea sachets. You can use loose tea but you’ll need to strain out the tea leaves before mixing it with juice. Use 1 tablespoon of loose tea instead of the 2 tea bags in the recipe.
  • The iced tea can be prepared in advanced and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. It’s best to mix the mango juice and iced tea when you’re ready to drink.

Nutrition

Serving: -3gCalories: 96Carbohydrates: 25gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 24mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1303IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Tea Recipes
Cuisine: American
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About Jee Choe

Welcome! I'm a certified Tea Sommelier and a self-proclaimed bubble tea and iced tea master. I'm all about making tea EASY and DELICIOUS.

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