Black Tea Mango Dragonfruit

A refreshing drink with Earl Grey Black Tea, Mango Dragonfruit puree, ginger and mint.

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Before buying another “Starbucks” Refresher drink, this Black Tea Mango Dragonfruit Drink is a must try. This drink takes advantage of fresh mango and dragonfruit. Simply Start by peeling and puréing the fruits with some lime juice. Then it’s added to a pot of Earl Grey Black Tea that steeped in fresh mint and ginger. Sweeten with honey and cool the tea before pouring in the mango dragonfruit puree.

Besides the light and refreshing flavor of this Black Tea Mango Dragonfruit Drink, the taste is surprisingly not sweet. Although the mango has a good amount of sweetness, the dragonfruit mild flavor created the perfect balance. This allowed room to sweeten with honey for some added health benefits.

And, by the way, the Earl Grey Black Tea steeped in fresh mint and ginger water, is a refreshing drink on its own. Drink it hot or iced. Either way it’s delicious. To get the best tea flavor, Earl Grey Black Tea loose leaves works best. But you may substitute black tea tea bags if you must.

What is Dragonfruit

Dragonfruit is a nutritious vibrant fruit. It is from the cactus family. It’s full of fiber and the color is pink on the outside. It’s also known as pitaya or strawberry pear. The outside appearance is “ugly” with a scale-like look. Hence the name “dragon” fruit. The skin is pink while the inside is white with edible mini black seeds. While many people say the flavor is sweet, it truly taste more bland. Because of this light and bland flavor, it pairs perfectly in this Black Tea Mango Dragonfruit Refresher Drink.

This drink can be refrigerated for up to three days. That is if it lasts that long. Pour over a glass of ice and enjoy. Happy Cooking!

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Black Tea Mango Dragonfruit Drink

A delightful refreshing combination of Earl Grey Black Tea with fresh mango, dragonfruit and a splash of ginger with mint. This is a relatively low calorie drink that is perfect during the spring and summer, but I do make it year round as long as I can gather fresh mango and dragonfruit.

Course Breakfast, brunch, Drinks
Cuisine American, Easy, Healthy
Keyword best dragonfruit refresher, Best Tea Refreshers, Drinks and Cocktails, How to make dragonfruit drink, how to make mango and dragonfruit refresher, mango refresher drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 66 kcal
Author Julietkitchen By Chef Yasmin


  • 4 Cups water
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Earl Grey loose black tea (May substitute 4 black tea bags )
  • 1 Large ripe mango peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Large Fresh dragonfruit peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 lime juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2-4 Teaspoons raw honey or agave (depending on your preferred sweetness).


Let’s brew the tea:

  1. in a 2-quart saucepan or teapot, add the water. Bring to a boil using high heat.

  2. Add the mint leaves and ginger..Reduce the heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.

  3. Turn off the stove. Add in the black tea. Steep for 4-5 minutes.

  4. Strain. Sweeten with the honey while hot. Cool the tea

    Note: quick cool method. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Note: The mint ginger tea can be used just as a tea. So feel free to sip a warm cup or served cold with ice.

Let’s make the mango dragonfruit drink

  1. in a blender, add the mango and dragonfruit chunks. Add 1 tablespoon water or the lime juice. Puree the ingredients.

  2. Transfer to a pitcher. Add in the lime juice (if it wasn’t added to the blender)

  3. Pour in the cooled mint ginger black tea. Stir.

  4. Pour over ice and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Note. This drink will be good for up to three days, refrigerated.  That is if it last that long – good luck. 
Additionally, the drink can be scaled to make 1 serving. For 1 serving use 1/4 of each ingredient. For 2 serving use 1/2 of each ingredients. 

Nutrition Facts
Black Tea Mango Dragonfruit Drink
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 653IU13%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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