Thai Iced Tea

This is a primer to tomorrow’s recipe. What! What can be better than a tall glass of Thai iced tea? Check back tomorrow to find out!

What is Thai tea anyways? This beautiful beverage is a bold tasting black tea spiced with cardamom, crushed tamarind seeds, star anise and red or yellow food coloring. In The United States, teas are brewed, sweetened with sugar and look something like this picture below.

Thai Iced Tea

Thai iced tea is the same but comes with a show! Look at this seductive pouring…*Cue Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye*…

“I’ve been really tryin’, baby
Tryin’ to hold back this feeling for so long
And if you feel like I feel, baby
Then, c’mon, oh, c’mon”

Thai Iced Tea

“Let’s get it on
Let’s get it on
You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout
C’mon, baby
Let your love come out
If you believe in love”

Thai Iced Tea

“Let’s get it on
Let’s get it on, baby
This minute, oh yeah
Let’s get it on
Please, let’s get it on”

Thai Iced Tea

Yeah! That was hot!

If you never had Thai iced tea before then you are missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures! If you have had Thai iced tea before and found it to be nothing special then you are also missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures. Make it yourself! Let me show you how you can cater this drink to your liking.

Here are some things I’ve found about this drink.

  1. If it comes already mixed, chances are it came from a packet.
  2. Never buy the bottled ones, they use oil that gives this beverage a very gross mouth feel and after taste.
  3. The stronger the brew, the better. By the time you drink it, it will diluted with ice or dairy.

Here are some ways for you to improve your Thai Iced Tea experience.

  1. To keep the drink from being diluted, freeze Thai tea to make flavored ice cubes or you can refrigerate the tea and omit the ice.
  2. Use simple sugar syrup to adjust sweetness.
  3. Brew it strong! You can always add water but can’t easily make the Thai tea stronger.
  4. Pick your favorite dairy, you are not restricted to the recipe.
  5. In a circular motion, pour the dairy very…very…slowly. oh….yeahhhh.

 

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Iced Thai Tea
Iced Thai Tea
Print Recipe
Servings
6 Cups
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 1 Hour
Servings
6 Cups
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 1 Hour
Iced Thai Tea
Iced Thai Tea
Print Recipe
Servings
6 Cups
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 1 Hour
Servings
6 Cups
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 1 Hour
Ingredients
Thai Tea Base
Option #1
Option #2
Servings: Cups
Instructions
  1. Place your Thai Tea Mix in a large tea bag.
  2. Boil the water. Then remove from heat and steep the tea for 10-15 minutes. You want this strong!
    Iced Thai Tea
  3. Remove the bag and allow the tea to cool down a bit before serving. I recommend letting it cool in the fridge after it drops down to room temp.
Recipe Notes

Lyrics are from Metrolyrics

To make clean up easier, you can put all your tea leaves in a tea bag. You can also just strain the tea through a fine mesh strainer. There will be little specs of tea but that is normal.

If you are serving with option #1, then mix equal parts sweetened condensed milk with evaporated milk until a smooth liquid has formed. Pour to taste.

If you are serving with option #2, then make the syrup by melting the sugar with water over medium heat. Allow this to cool before using.

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