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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Fresh Mango Leaf Tea

Mango Leaf Tea Made With Fresh Young Green Mango Leaves.

Mango leaves are edible. Mango leaf tea is made by using young leaves from any mango tree; the type of mango tree does not matter, just as long as the leaves are young and free from blemishes.

People all over the world take tea drinking seriously and it seems that tea made from fresh plants and trees growing in your garden can solve many health problems. Nature is cool like that.

Fresh Mango Leaf Tea

How Do You Make Mango Leaf Tea?

Boil 5 cups of water.

Choose young leaves from your mango tree.

Wash the mango leaves.

Break the mango leaves into medium pieces.

Add the clean, young, fresh mango leaves to the boiling water.

Steep mango leaves in the boiling water for 15 minutes.

Stain mango leaves from the water.

Serve tea with or without sweetener.

Mango tea has a mild taste.


More Mango Tea Information.

Tea made from mango leaves has been made throughout Africa for thousands of years. Tea is not just limited to the tea bags on your supermarket shelves, mango, papaya, lemon, avocado and mint leaves, you can boil and make a fresh natural cup of tea.

Most people in the States are familiar with the sweet, delicious mango fruit, but often overlook the shiny green leaf that comes from mango trees. You may not realize that the young leaves of mango trees are edible as well. Mango leaves are made into tea but also cooked and eaten in some delicious recipes.

African mango

Do Mangoes Grow In Africa?

If you do not have a mango tree growing in your backyard or a friend’s yard, you can easily access mango tree leaves in your local specialty grocers or online on website. Hundreds of mango cultivars are known, but popular mango trees are; African mango, Tommy Atkins mango, Honey mango, Kent mango, Alfonso mango, and Haden mango.

The mango is grown mainly in tropical climates and is one of the most consumed fruits worldwide and one of the most important fruit crops in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Major mango producing countries include India, Mexico, Brazil, the Philippines, Nigeria, Egypt, Guatemala, South Africa, Ecuador, Kenya, Nicaragua, Uganda, China, Peru, Haiti, and Australia.

Mango leaves and green fruit

Did you know, mango is the single fruit and mangoes are the plural?


Candy, cookies and cake African dessert recipes to whip up today to eat with your mango tea leaves tea.

  1. Caakiri Couscous Dessert Pudding
  2. Couscous with Honey
  3. Mango Potato Cake
  4. Fresh Ginger Cake
  5. Breadfruit Buttermilk Honey Cake

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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