Sep 6, 2011

Recipe for: Thai Iced Tea

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!

INGREDIENTS:
4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 thai tea
ice
milk

DIRECTIONS:
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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6 Comments

  • OMG, yes, I always wanted to know how to make Thai Iced Tea. Thanks!

  • In my mom’s restaurant they used half and half – not so healthy haha

    Now I need you to research and find a way to make Thai Iced Coffee – ok? thanks! ;)

    • Isabel

      Shut the front door, your mom has a Thai restaurant? Is it in the area?

      Oh, half & half. I read that somewhere too. Maybe I’ll try that next time. Thai Iced Coffee? I’m on it! :)

      • She used to! For like ten years on Ft. Eustis in Newport News…best 10 years of my life *sniff*

        Then she sold it so she could travel more and it closed down – I’m trying to convince her to open another one haha

  • Yum. I look forward to getting this everytiime I go to Elephant Thai. I’m going to have to go to Tan A after work so I can have some at home. Thanks

  • where i can buy this kit??

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