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I don’t know about you, but whenever I go to a Thai restaurant, I always crave a Thai iced tea! There is just something about the sweet and flavorful aroma of the tea to balance out the spicy flavors from your Thai dish. I will give you simple instructions on how to make it on your own, at your house, for any time of the day!
My mom is visiting and I told her how much I wanted to try to make a Thai iced tea myself. She used to work in a Thai restaurant and so she knew all of the ingredients we needed to look for. We are fortunate to have a grocery store locally that carries the bag of tea that we were looking for. It cost around $4.00 for one bag, so the price is outstanding.
This Thai iced tea is made withÂ Pantainorasingh Thai Tea Mix. You can find it online hereÂ if you can’t find it in your store. The directions on the back of the bag are for about 2 portions. We made it for 4 portions:
- Bring 2 cups of water + 8 Tbsp of the loose tea leaves to a boil
- Let tea boil for about 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add 3/4 cups of granulated white sugar.
- With a really fine strainer* (we used a strainer and also insert a coffee filter into it), pour the hot tea into the strainer slowly, to allow the tea to filter through and combine with the sugar. Stir the tea and sugar mixture together until sugar is all dissolved.
- Fill a glass with ice and pour desired amount of the tea in.
- Add about a 1/4 cup of evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, or half & half on top (whichever you prefer and to your taste preference. I used evaporated milk in mine)
- Store the rest of the tea in the refrigerator for future use.
*Since most people do not have the specific strainer that is preferred to make this, the coffee filter strainer method works fine. If you’re interested in purchasing the preferred strainer, you can find it here online.
Have you tried to make a Thai iced tea before? Tell me how you like to prepare it!