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Thai Iced Tea

Once in a while I love to enjoy an authentic Thai Iced Tea. I order Thai Iced Tea in restaurants and sometimes you can easily tell when it’s made from powder. It lacks aroma and when not mixed well, you get clumps of powder in your drink. Disgusting. I started making my own Thai Iced Tea at home and it's not very difficult at all. Whenever I make it at home, I make a large batch and store the tea in a pitcher in the fridge. When it comes time to have a glass, I simply mix the tea with the other components and viola – a Thai Iced Tea fit for a princess. I spent this weekend drinking no other liquid than Thai Iced Tea. So bad for the waistline but so good for the belly. Here’s the recipe that I learned from the pros.

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Thai Iced Tea Recipe

Serves: 10

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups Thai Tea leaves
  • 1 can evaporated milk or any milk of your choice
  • 1 can sweet condensed milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  1. In a medium size pot, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the Thai tea leaves directly in the boiling water.
  3. Turn the heat down to low and steep the tea leaves for one hour.
  4. After one hour, pour the pot of tea through a mesh or cheesecloth directly into a pitcher. Discard the leaves.
  5. For each serving, mix ½ cup Thai tea with ¼ cup milk, 1 tablespoon condensed milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar. You may adjust the amount of condensed milk and sugar to your desired sweetness.
  6. Top off a tall glass with ice cubes and then pour in the mixture.
  7. Kick up your feet and enjoy!