Summer calls for mouth-watering refreshing drinks, with horchata and Thai iced tea being two of my personal favorites. Hailing from (obviously) Thailand, Thai iced tea is a pretty simple recipe that results in a sweet and creamy drink. All you need is water, sugar, milk…and of course some sort of Thai tea blend, which you can find online or at a specialty market. If you’re looking for an extremely straight-forward recipe, check out how to make Thai tea in the tutorial, from Youtube user Honeysuckle, below.
How to Make Thai Tea Recipe from Scratch!
- 2 cups of water
- 1/3 cups sugar
- 2/3 cups of Thai tea mix
- Whole, evaporated, or condensed milk
Note: Authentic Thai black tea can be a bit difficult to find but there are specialty stores at the mall where it is sold. You can also plan ahead and order authentic Thai black tea, online.
Step 1. Boil Water
In a large pot, bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil.
Step 2. Add Sugar and Thai Tea
Remove the pot from heat and add the sugar and the Thai tea blend. Your Thai tea should have star anise, coconut bits, and some other spices which give its unique flavor and exquisite color, which many of us are drawn to.
Step 3. Steep Tea
Let the tea steep for about 5 minutes. Make sure not to go over 5 minutes or else the tea will get bitter.
Step 4. Strain and Sit
Next, place a strainer over a pitcher and pour in the tea.
Step 5. Cool
Let it cool for about 30 minutes.
Step 6. Add Milk and Serve
Once the tea is cooled, fill a glass with ice and add tea until the cup is filled up to a third of the glass. Top the glass off with the milk of your choice.
You can then either serve it unmixed for presentation or mix it up. It’s delicious either way, anyway so enjoy your restaurant-style Thai black tea on a budget.
You might also want to try these iced tea recipes: 19 Iced Tea Recipes That Will Rock Your Summer!
Follow the full Thai tea recipe here in this video from Honeysuckle:
Apparently, Thai tea is so popular these days you can’t miss out on this recipe and tutorial on how to make Thai tea recipe from scratch. But up in restaurants, Thai black tea can be shockingly expensive when they’re actually easy to whip up. You know that now with this easy-to-follow Thai tea recipe. The next time you’re craving for some oriental Thai tea, look up this recipe on how to make Thai tea and make some for yourself or for the whole family.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 31, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.