Thai Iced Tea

Thai tea is a full-bodied, sweet, creamy and fragrant iced tea.



Thai tea is brewed from black tea leaves and spices then sweetened with milk. This gorgeous, flavorful drink is the perfect sweet treat for a warm day. The main ingredients of this recipe are Thai tea mix, half and half and sugar to create a rich and creamy drink. I personally love to drink Thai tea with any kind of spicy dish but it can be enjoyed with everything. Thai tea is immensely popular and versatile. You can find Thai tea frozen smoothies, ice pops, and my personal favorite, with honey boba pearls. Bright orange in color - Thai tea mix is generally has added orange food dye to get that iconic look. This recipe utilizes Thai tea mix which already contains the necessary tea leaves, spices and food coloring. Many recipes use condensed milk and evaporated milk. There are also variations using sweetened coconut milk as a dairy free option. However, I prefer to use half and half as the source of dairy because of the consistency and convenience of having it on hand at all times.


Ingredients:


6 cups water

1 cup Thai tea mix

1 1/2 cups sugar

Half and half

Ice


**Sugar can be adjusted based on preference.


Visual Instructions:



Measure out the tea mix and place in a tea bag/spice bag or cheesecloth tied with cooking twine.



In a sauce pan or pot, add water and set the heat to high. While the water is heating up, add the tea bag and sugar. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Bring the water to a boil then immediately lower the heat to low and steep for an additional 5 mins. Remove off heat and allow the tea to cool before serving.



Once the tea has cooled, pour it into a glass cup and add a handful of ice cubes. Add a splash of half and half then mix.


Slowly pour in the dairy to get a beautiful ombre color.

Serve immediately and enjoy.





Directions:

  1. Measure out the tea mix and place in a tea bag/spice bag or cheesecloth tied with cooking twine.

  2. In a sauce pan or pot, add water, tea bag and sugar then set the heat to high. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.

  3. Bring the water to a boil then immediately lower the heat to low and steep for an additional 5 mins.

  4. Remove off heat and allow the tea to cool before serving.

  5. Once the tea has cooled, pour it into a glass cup and add a handful of ice cubes.

  6. Add a splash of half and half then mix.

  7. Serve immediately and enjoy.