When fusion is everywhere then why not in iced tea and here is a Raw Mango Iced tea or in desi lingo Aam Panna Iced Tea. It’s time to bid adieu to mangoes as the season is almost over. My mom would never let us eat ripe mangoes after the rains started and I too follow the same tradition. The other day I saw raw mangoes in the supermarket and picked up two; one for Aam Panna and the other to make my favourite mango rice. I forgot them in the fridge as I fell ill. Today, I trudged to the kitchen and I made Aam Panna. But I felt like having iced tea and I clubbed both to get this awesome tasting drink.
Aam Panna is very easy to make; Blend mango pulp along with the salt, black salt, sugar, mint leaves and cumin powder water to a smooth paste. Some people may strain the pulp through a colander but I do not like to do that or check the recipe here.
This is how I make Iced tea; Heat 2 cups of water in a pan for 2 to 3 minutes until hot. Add 1 tsp tea powder or 1 tea bag and turn off the flame after 30 seconds. Cover the pan and let the tea steep into the water. Strain the tea after 2 minutes and let it cool. If you want a nice mint flavour then add a few mint leaves to the tea and keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours or you can check the full recipe here.
Method for Raw Mango Iced Tea or Aam Panna Iced Tea
To make the iced tea take a glass and pour the Aam Panna first.
Then add the tea decoction and finally pile on the ice.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and serve Raw Mango Iced Tea or Aam Panna Iced Tea.
I will keep adding other flavours so keep watching this space.
Lemon Iced Tea/ Pomegranate is another option and Ripe Mango Iced Tea with other summer coolers like Butter Milk, Aam Panna Ice Apple Sherbet Mango Iced Tea Sugarcane Juice Coconut Water Lemon Iced Tea Lychee Mojito Mango Mojito