Thai iced tea

Thai iced tea
UPDATED: 06 Mar 2017 72 Views

Thai Iced Tea (also known as Thai Tea) is a popular iced drink hailing from Thailand, commonly found in Thai restaurants.

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Thai iced tea

The deep amber color of the tea and its milk-tinted upper layer make this beverage really stand out on your table, and the combination of strongly-brewed tea, dairy and sugar make it a perfect complement to hot weather and spicy food.

Thai iced tea is a popular iced drink hailing from Thailand Thai iced tea is a popular iced drink hailing from Thailand

Thai Tea is is made from strongly-brewed black tea, often spiced with ingredients such as star anise, crushed tamarind, cardamom, and occasionally others as well (often making this beverage a favorite among masala chai tea fans). This brew is then sweetened with sugar and condensed milk, and served over iced.  For the sake of flavor, consistency and visual appeal, glasses of Thai Tea are usually topped with additional dairy, such as evaporated milk, whole milk, half and half, or coconut milk.

How to make

Ingredients: 3/4 Cup black tea leaves star anise, ground tamarind, cardamom and/or other spices, to taste (optional) 6 Cup boiling water 1/2 Cup sugar 1/2 Cup sweetened condensed milk 1 Cup evaporated milk (most traditional), whole milk, half and half, or coconut milk

Making Thai tea Making Thai tea

Directions: 1) Steep the tea leaves (and any optional spices) in the water for 5 minutes, then remove the tea leaves from the water (either by removing the infuser you’re using, or by straining the water to remove the leaves if loose). 2) While the tea is still hot, stir in sugar until dissolved, then stir in condensed milk. 3) Allow tea mixture to cool to room temperature or colder. 4) Fill tall iced tea glasses with ice, and pour in tea mixture until glasses are roughly 3/4 full. 5) Slowly top off glasses with evaporated milk, whole milk or coconut milk, but do not stir (final dairy should remain primarily as its own layer at the top of the glass).