Iced tea is rapidly becoming a year-round beverage choice, but consumption zooms during the heat of summer. Operators are trying to differentiate their selection by offering variations on the usual black-tea-over-ice, like this taste-tingling mango ginger green tea.
1 green tea bag
¾ cup boiling water
¼ oz. coarsely chopped fresh ginger
¼ cup finely diced fresh mango
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
3/8 cup sparkling water
2 thin slices fresh lime, for garnish
2 thin slices fresh mango, for garnish
1. To make tea, steep tea bag in boiling water with fresh ginger for 20 min. Strain off ginger, discard tea bag and refrigerate. Use cold.
2. Purée 2 tbsp. diced mango with ginger infused tea. Mix in lime juice and sparkling water; pour over ice into a 16-oz. glass. Stir in remaining 2 tbsp. diced mango and lime slices. Garnish rim with slices of fresh mango. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Chef Karen Gorrell, Ideation Foods, Redondo Beach, California. Courtesy of National Mango Board