FROM THE KITCHEN OF: Isabel Canfield
TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes
MAKES: about 8 servings for small glasses, 4 servings for large glasses
Every time my sisters and I go out for Thai food, we each order a Thai iced tea. However, at $3 a glass and no free refills, it does add up. So, we found the best way to have Thai iced tea anytime we want without costing us a fortune. It’s really quite simple. Go to your nearest Asian market, if you live in Richmond go to Tan-A-supermarket, and pick up one of these packages for Authentic Thai Iced Tea. It comes with about 2 cups of flavored black tea and a reusable tea filter. This package only sets you back about $5 for pitchers and pitchers of Thai tea. For this recipe, we used 2% milk. Traditional, I think condensed milk or evaporated milk are commonly used. However, I think this is just as good!
4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 thai tea
1. Boil water + measure tea. Bring to a boil 4 cups of water and then add the tea to the filter that comes with the packaging.
2. Steep tea. Once the water is hot, place the tea filter in the water. Let the tea brew for about 5 minutes once the water turns orange.
3. Add the sweetener. Remove the tea filter and use a spoon to push against the tea to get all the flavors out. Add the sweetener and stir until sugar is dissolved. Place the tea in a pitcher and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Assemble the Thai iced tea. Fill a glass with ice. Pour milk halfway and then top with the Thai tea. This will 8 servings, but if you use large glasses, it’ll serve about 4.
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