Looking for an easy Thai Iced Tea recipe that’ll make you feel like your hair is being gently blown by a warm, South Asian breeze with just one sip? Us, too.
Nothing makes us feel like we’re on an exotic beach getaway quite like a tall glass of sweet milk tea. And this recipe is the perfect refresher for those laid back summer days.
What is Thai Iced Tea made of?
The key ingredient in Thai Ice Tea – other than the perfect tea, of course – is the condensed milk. Poured over crushed ice, it adds just the right amount of creamy sweetness to the cinnamon steeped brew. And yes, you should use the whole can.
Teas to use for Thai Iced Tea
The flavour of tea you choose to brew for this recipe is entirely up to you, but a black tea is a must. The best Thai iced teas use a strong and rich black tea as its base because they stand up great to milk and sugar. We recommend Kenyan Tinderet for a classic flavour that packs the right amount of exotic breeze.
Thai Style Iced Tea
- 4 Perfect Spoons of Kenyan Tinderet tea
- 2 cups water
- 1 star anise
- 2 cardamom pods
- ⅛ tsp cinnamon powder
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 4 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ cup evaporated milk
|In a small pot combine 2 cups of water, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon and bring to a simmer over medium low heat for 5 minutes.|
|Remove from heat and add loose leaf tea and vanilla. Let steep for a minimum of 15 minutes, then strain tea into a measuring cup.|
|In a large glass add 2 tsp of condensed milk and 1 cup of steeped tea. Mix well.|
|Add crushed iced and top each glass with evaporated milk. For a layered look: coat the glass with condensed milk, then carefully add ice and pour tea before topping with evaporated milk.|
|Stir and enjoy!|