A New Black Tea Adventure
Creamy, fragrant, surprising and healthy, Thai tea takes black tea to another level.
It gives you the benefits of black tea by protecting your mind and body, while allowing you to experience new flavors and sensations at the same time; this is an adventure that we will be glad to share with you.
So come along and discover what this tea has to tell you and how it can make your life healthier and more exciting.
Let's travel to Thailand and drink tea!
What is Thai Tea?
This black tea variety originates from Southeast Asia and it is made from strong brewed Chinese black tea leaves. Now, what makes this liquor such a surprising tea, you may ask. Its ingredients are the secret!
Star anise powder, orange blossom water, crushed tamarind seed, cinnamon, vanilla and rose tea leaves are some of the ingredients that give Thai black tea its unique aroma and flavor.
It is served both hot and cold, but it is most frequently served on ice. You can also drink it with milk and sweeten it with sugar or condensed milk.
Curiously, in Thailand, people don’t have the habit of sitting and enjoying their tea, mostly because there aren’t any places to sit at tea shops. However, they still appreciate this wonder of nature and take their ice tea on the go.
Yes, a small plastic bag and a straw is enough to get Thai people to drink their favorite tea at work and still appreciate the benefits of drinking black tea.
Now that you know what Thai tea is and what makes it so different, it’s time to prepare some Thai tea recipes and enter a new world of sensations.
How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Thai Iced Tea
1st. Recipe for Thai Iced Tea
First make sure you have the necessary ingredients:
- 6 cups of water
- 8 black tea bags
- 1 cup of evaporated milk
- 4 tbs of sugar
- 4 tsp of cinnamon
- 4 tsp of cardamom
- crushed ice
Let’s begin by boiling the water and steeping the tea bags with the ground cardamom for 5 minutes. The ground cardamom seeds will give your tea a spicy vanilla-like flavor.
Next, remove the tea bags and wait a couple of minutes for your tea to cool down.
Prepare 4 glasses with ice and add your tea, filling the glass to about 3/4 of full capacity. This way you will leave enough room for the remaining ingredients to be added.
Now, add to each glass 1 tsp of sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of milk.
Do not stir. Instead, enjoy as it embellishes your glass and unleashes its powerful aroma and flavor.
Delicious, don’t you think?
2nd. Recipe for Thai Iced Tea
Once again let’s review the ingredients. A bit different this time:
- ½ cup of tea leaves
- 5 cups of water
- 6 tbs of sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ cup of evaporated milk
- ice cubes
Now that you have everything, start by brewing your tea leaves in boiling water for 3-4 minutes.
Next, pour the evaporated milk and the sweetened condensed milk into a tall glass pitcher. Once all the condensed milk is in the pitcher, go ahead and lick the spoon!
It takes superhuman strength to resist it! Just make sure to have a clean spoon at hand for the next step.
An important part of making this thai tea is to blend the strained brewed tea with the sweetened condensed milk and the evaporated milk to give it a marvelous texture and color.
Then, start putting the ice cubes into different glasses and pour liquid gently, inhaling its refreshing aroma.
Finally, add sugar, stir it very well and wait for everything to blend and combine into the amazing drink you are about to experience!
Now, not only is this drink delicious but it also offers you plenty of health benefits.
Thai Tea Health Benefits
Being a black tea variety, you will indulge in the health benefits of black tea, while drinking this tea.
How about starting your day full of energy? Tempted? Here is how: black tea contains about 40 mg of caffeine per cup, so this medicinal tea, will give you the energy you need to get through another day at work.
You will feel confident, energetic and healthy! Thai tea is a good coffee substitute, if you are planning to reduce your caffeine intake. Give it a try and prepare yourself a glass of energy.
This fragrant tea is rich in calcium and vitamin A, so while calcium allows you to fortify your teeth and bones, preventing the onset of osteoporosis, vitamin A is an excellent ally to keep your cornea healthy, stop eye infections and prevent blindness and age-related macular degeneration.
Moreover, due to the presence of flavonoids and minerals in black tea, this beverage helps neutralize germs and inhibit the onset of viruses.
So, if you want to say goodbye to diarrhea, cystitis, skin infections, herpes, dental plaque, cavities or bad breath take a sip of Thai tea. It will help you smile again and feel healthy.
Lowers Risk of Cancer
There is nothing better than combining a tasteful beverage with a world full of benefits. You delight yourself with an exquisite flavor and at the same time welcome powerful health benefits.
Reducing risk of cancer is one of the most important benefits of Thai tea you and your loved ones should be aware of.
The black tea antioxidants present in Thai tea help slow down the growth of cancerous tumors and boost your immune system, making it easier for you to fight cancer, or at least offer additional protection as a preventive measure.
Your heart is precious and we want to help you protect it. Drinking tea is a wonderful way of doing it. Thai tea antioxidants are able to eliminate plaque in arterial walls, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
It is also a great way to regulate your blood pressure levels and alleviate your hypertension symptoms.
So why not start your day protecting your heart?
More good news for your heart. This tea may help you lower your cholesterol and also reduce diabetes symptoms due to its antioxidants and its cinnamon content. But how will this tea help fight cholesterol and diabetes with all these sweetened ingredients, you may ask.
Here’s a tip: Soy milk, which is lactose-free, and artificial sweetener or honey are wise alternatives for you to enjoy this tea in a healthier way. Combine it with exercising for you to feel healthy and fit. You heart will thank you!
Having trouble with your intestines? This cleansing tea is a good choice for you. It helps clean your digestive tract and it may also protect you from intestinal disorders due to its high content of beneficial microbial flora. Cinnamon, once again, comes to your aid.
It contains antibacterial components that relieve digestive distress, helping you against gas, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Who knew a simple spice could be so useful?
To continue your journey into the world behind this tea, learn more general information about the benefits of black tea. You will be delighted with all the benefits this tea can offer you and your loved ones.
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Thai tea is indeed a mystery waiting to be discovered. Whether you try it in a Thai restaurant or in the comfort of your own home, the satisfaction of drinking it is beyond words.
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”In the Taste of a single cup of tea you will eventually discover the truth of all the ten thousand forms in the universe.”
- Attributed to Kyongbong Sunim, Ch'an (Zen) Master
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