I hate iced tea. I really do. That's like speaking blasphemy when living in the south where everyone has this syrupy stuff called "Sweet Tea" running through their veins. Call me wierd, but I just feel that tea should be hot and that's the only way I'll drink it. However, since I seem to be the only person who feels this way, I've had to master making a great pitcher of iced tea. This is a recipe for iced tea that even I have to admit is pretty tasty (although I still do prefer it hot)
Mango Iced Tea
11/2 quarts Cold Water
6 high quality Black Tea bags
2 cups Mango Nectar
1/4 cup fresh Mint Leaves
Thinly sliced Mango
Bring water to a boil. Add tea bags a steep until tea is dark (about 5 minutes) Remove bags.
Add Mango Nectar. Add sugar to taste. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Place in pitcher and add mint leaves. Pour over ice and garnish with Mango slices
Mango is definitely one of my all time favorite flavors. This has inspired me to make a batch of cold process soap using the same concept of this tea recipe.