Thai Iced Tea Recipe
Thai Iced Tea is one of the best known Thai tea recipes.
It is a sweet and refreshing drink that is commonly sold in Thai restaurants both in the East and West.
Thai Tea is a black tea variety that originates from Southeast Asia and it is made from strong brewed black tea leaves. The secret to making this iced tea is in the ingredients added to it.
So come and taste this completely different take on iced tea!
How to brew the perfect cup of Thai Iced Tea
There are many different ways of making this tasty beverage. Here is one to get you started.
6 cups of water (approx. 1.5liters)
8 black tea bags
Note: this iced tea is made traditionally with Ceylon tea, but this tea is not available you can use any other type of black tea.
1 cup of evaporated milk (approx. 250ml)
Note: you can replace this with coconut milk or whole milk.
4 tbsp. of sugar
4 tsp. of cinnamon
4 cardamom pods, crushed
Now let's go through it, step by step:
Let’s begin by boiling the water and steeping the tea bags with cardamom for 5 minutes.
It’s the cardamom that will give your tea a vanilla spice-like flavor to your tea. This spice is truly amazing and just smelling the crushed seeds is a pleasure in itself. It is totally worth the purchase and you can always the left over pods in baking and cooking.
Remove the tea bags and wait a few minutes for it to cool down.
Prepare 4 tall glasses with the crushed ice and add your cooled tea, without filling the glass completely, about 3/4 of the glass should do.
If you add the tea while it is still hot, it will melt the ice. So wait. Take the time to get your ice crusher and prepare the ice.
Now, add to each glass 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of the evaporated milk.
Do not stir the mixture! Wait for it to embellish your glass and unleash its powerful aroma and flavor. Let the milk stand on top of the tea and slowly blend with the tea giving you a sweet-tasting milky orange-colored drink.
Finally the best part...
Sit and enjoy this wonder with your friends. Enter this world of pleasure together!
Here's a tip:
After a couple of tries you may add other ingredients. For example, other sweeteners may be added, such as condensed milk.
And why not try blending with other spices? This iced tea mix may be made with star anise or crushed tamarind seed.
Experiment and enjoy!
This is a delicious and incredibly sweet drink. Despite its high sugar content there still some benefits to be gained from drinking black tea.
Find out what they are at benefits of black tea.
Come and enjoy a super Thai iced tea!
We hope it will soon become one of your summer favorites!
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”Tea is naught but this: First you heat the water, then you make the tea, then you drink it properly. That is all you need to know.” - Rikyû, 16th century Tea Master
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