We’re obsessed with making this thai tea recipe at home!
Easy Thai Tea Recipe like Restaurants
You guys, if you like thai tea, then you can make it at home! No need to head out to your Thai restaurant for thai iced tea when it’s easyÂ and you can make gallons of it.
Our Â recipe really is that delicious, just like the restaurants. It starts with the thai tea mix that is commonly used. Anyone who has tasted our recipeÂ always say how it’s exactly like the restaurant versions. Only difference is that our version has less sugar. So if you like it more sweet you can definitely add the sugar to taste.
There are several brands of thai tea mix and the one that our test kitchen used wasÂ Pantai Thai Tea Mix. These mixes areÂ what manyÂ Thai restaurants use. The mixes are dyed with yellow food coloring (look on the package) and thatâ€™s what gives it itâ€™s bright orange color. Also, Thai tea has a vanilla aroma to it. So if you want to have the brilliant orange color and flavors like most of the Thai restaurants, then this is one of theÂ brands of thai tea to buy : Panthai.
Thereâ€™s probably other brands of Thai tea mixes to buy, but this is the one we first tried it with and it was a success. Some readers enjoyed using this other brand calledÂ â€ The Original Thai Iced Tea Mixâ€.
Video: Authentic Thai Tea Recipe:Â
The creamy goodness in this drinkÂ comes from half and half. If you want, you can use other creamers such asÂ coconut milk, whole milk or sweetened condensed milk. What ever you use, make sure to consider the sweetness of those creamers because they’ll change the sugar level of the overall thai iced tea once added to the brewed tea mix.
Have fun with this drink!
Add some fun straws and what you have is some awesome drinkÂ that all your friends will be blown away at how delicious it is! This thai tea recipe is literally, dessert in a glass. And if you’re craving another great drink, try bulletproof coffee!
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How to Make Thai Tea Ingredients :
From Thai to Chai to a super delicious French Black Tea (Mariage FrÃ¨res ThÃ© Ã l’opÃ©ra Tea) – here’sÂ someÂ of the favorites:
This is the mix we commonly find in Asian store around us. Just like the restaurants.
Another mix which many of our readers have suggested. Number One!
Go traditional with this Thai Tea Filter. Get a second one for coffee too!
We love a good chai. Steep a bag of this goodness, add some steam or warmed milk and you’ll be in Chai heaven.
Our absolute house favorite black tea. We found this French tea years ago at Dean & Deluca and have been hooked since.
Another mix we found from an Asian grocer. They even have instructions for making it in a coffee maker.Â
This recipe was originally published 2017 and re-published in 2019 with updated video!Â
- 1 cup Pantai Thai Tea Mix
- 4 cups water
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup half and half or other creamer (some folks also use coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk) *approximately
- ice cubes
- optional - cheesecloth for straining
- optional - traditional strainer
Bring water to boil and add the thai tea mix. Add sugar and gently stir to completely dissolve sugar. Gently boil tea for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Allow tea to steep for at least 30 minutes and allow it to cool. The more concentrated the tea flavor, the better the Thai tea tastes.
Strain the Thai tea and aside to cool (we prefer to strain through several layers of cheesecloth the remove any sediment). You can make this ahead of time and have the Thai tea chilling in the fridge. Completely chill before serving.
Fill glasses with ice and pour in Thai tea leaving enough room to fill in your half and half (or other creamer). For an 8 oz. glass we like to add about 2-3 tablespoons of half and half for a creamier flavor.