THAI TEA RECIPE

You can always find this creamy, bitter, super-sweet energizing drink at your favorite Thai restaurants. But now you can enjoy it at home as well! Perfect for backyard BBQ's. Serve with a straw. 

The key to this is finding the right type of tea, not black tea. You can find this at an Asian market or whole foods] farms.If you use Star Anise, Clove, and Vanilla in addition to black tea it's pretty darn close.

to have real Thai ice tea go to an Asian food store i buy a bag of Thai tea. I have an ice tea maker & use it all the time I use 8 spoon fulls wen it done I put in some sugar & 1/2 & 1/2. It's wonderful. Not too bad, I went to a thai restaurant the other day and had thai tea and wanted to know the recipe so I asked the waiter and he said he uses Jasmine tea and coconut milk. Well both tea and milk was pretty difficult for me to find in my town but I subbed the tea for spiced thai and I could not find any sweet coconut milk so I got unsweetened and used honey for the sweetener. Its not the same but it taste pretty good in my opinion.

THAI TEA RECIPE



INGREDIENTS

Option #1 - Thai Tea Mix Ingredients:
1 cup (80g) Pantai Thai Tea Mix
4 cups (960ml) water
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
about 1 cup (240ml) half and half ( some folks also use coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk)
ice


Option #2 - Using Organic Tea Bags Ingredients:
4 cups (960ml) water
4 organic black tea bags
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
2 anise stars
1 green cardamom pod, smashed
2 whole cloves
about 1 cup (240 ml) half and half (some folks also use coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk)
ice

INSTRUCTIONS:
Option #1 - Thai Tea Mix Directions:
  1. Bring water to boil and add the thai tea mix. Add sugar and gently stir to completely dissolve sugar. Gently boil tea for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Allow tea to steep for at least 30 minutes and allow it to cool. The more concentrated the tea flavor, the better the Thai tea tastes.
  3. If you are using the Thai tea mix, strain the tea leaves. Set finished Thai tea aside to cool.
  4. You can make this ahead of time and have the Thai tea chilling in the fridge. We usually like to make this tea mix one day ahead.
  5. Fill glasses with ice and pour in Thai tea leaving enough room to fill in your half and half (or other creamer). For an 8 oz. glass we like to add about 2-3 tablespoons of half and half for a creamier flavor.
Option #2 - Using Organic Tea Bags Directions:
  1. Bring water to boil and add the tea bags, sugar, anise starts, cardamom pod and cloves. Stir until all the sugar disolves. Gently boil tea for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Allow tea to steep for at least 30 minutes and allow it to cool. The more concentrated the tea flavor, the better the Thai tea tastes. We prefer to allow the tea bags to seep for about 2 hours for maximum flavor. During this time, the thai tea can cool.
  3. Remove the tea bags and spoon out the anise starts, cardamom pod and cloves. If tea is still warm, we will refrigerate it so it can be chilled.
  4. You can make this ahead of time and have the organic Thai tea chilling in the fridge.
  5. Fill glasses with ice and pour in organic Thai tea leaving enough room to fill in your half and half (or other creamer). For an 8 oz. glass we like to add about 2-3 tablespoons of half and half for a creamier flavor.


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