A tropical fruit that reminds us of the bright sunshine, soft beaches and a lazy afternoon dangling on a hammock with a good book.
Just like passion fruits, every bite of a mango brings you the sweet taste of summer, with juices flowing down your hands that you can’t wait to catch with your eager lips.
Apart from the great taste that mango brings, it is also a super fruit with a wealth of health benefits, such as decreased risk of colon cancer, improvement in digestion and bone health.
Nutritional facts of mango. Image source, National Mango Board.
A cup of mangoes contains 100 calories and can provide 100% of daily Vitamin C needs, 35% of daily Vitamin A needs, with no cholesterol, sodium or fat.
The high nutritional value is a huge bonus for something that tastes so delicious.
We are going to show you how to add the rich and sweet mango flavours to your daily Oolong tea.
So you can have a refreshing mango iced tea without the sticky mango hands.
1. Blend Frozen Mangoes Into Paste
We have the best way to mix mangoes in drinks is a combination of two types of mangoes, paste and dice.
The mango paste can mix better with the Oolong tea, while the mango dice adds something the teeth can chew on.
In order to easily prepare mango paste and dice, frozen mangoes are used.
A bowl of frozen mangoes.
Frozen mangoes are harder than fresh mangoes, so they are easily cut and blended just the way you want it.
But if you prefer to work with fresh mangoes, here is a quick video to show you the easiest way to cut mangoes.
How to slice a mango like a pro.
After you blend around half a cup (85 g) of frozen mangoes with a little bit of water, you get a smooth, creamy and aromatic mango paste.
Finger licking good paste.
Once the paste looks irresistible for a bit of finger licking action, you know it’s ready for the next step.
2. Mix Syrup and Oolong Tea in a Cocktail Shaker
To bring out the sweetness and fruitiness of this mango iced tea recipe, we need to add a bit of syrup to the mix.
Add syrup to Oolong tea and ice in a cocktail shaker.
Then just shake it.
Shake it hard.
And shake it again.
Shake it until you feel the ice has thoroughly mixed the syrup with Oolong tea and they can’t be separated again.
3. Add Layers of Mango Paste and Dice Into a Glass
As mentioned earlier, we want to add two types of mangoes, paste and dice, to the drink to maximise the mango taste explosion.
We also want to keep the drink as aesthetically pleasing as we can as well.
So we will lay out the ingredients in a glass in the following order.
Mango dice (around 80 g).
Paste first, ice second, dice third.
4. Pour the Oolong Tea Mix to the Mangoes
Then it all comes together by pouring Oolong tea mix gently onto the mangoes, as not to disturb the delicate formation you have constructed earlier.
A drink that looks as good as it tastes.
As a result, the mango dice floats like icebergs on the top, while the mango paste cushions the tea at the bottom of the glass.
Remember to stir the drink just before you drink to get the most out of mangoes.
We found this Mango Iced Tea recipe works best with the Taiwan Milk Oolong tea in our collection.