Who doesn’t love a refreshing glass of Thai Iced Tea in the summer? This delicious and somewhat exotic beverage can be easily prepared at home, with the correct ingredients.

Ingredients (Makes 2 Servings)

  • 3 cups hot water
  • ¼ cup Thai Black Tea ( I am using ChaTraMue Brand )
  • 2 TBS Granulated sugar
  • 2 TBS Sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 TBS Evaporated milk

Equipment

  • Thai tea sock (a new, clean sock can be used as a substitute)
  • Mixing cups
  • Milk frother, if available

Directions

1. Heat water in a kettle or pot on the stove top.

2. Meanwhile, add loose tea to tea sock, or strainer on hand and place in mixing cup.

3. Add hot water to the sock, and steep for 1-2 minutes, until tea is dark in color.

4. Pour hot tea into mixing cup, stirring in granulated sugar and mixing until dissolved.

5. Add sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk and stir to combine.

6. Use a milk frother to gently foam the tea for a traditional feel.

7. Add tea mixture to a full glass of ice, and enjoy!

TIPS:

  • The most difficult part about creating authentic Thai Iced Tea is acquiring the ingredients. I recommend using ChaTraMue Brand, as many Thai restaurants use this brand when preparing tea for customers. You can find ChaTraMue tea at Asian Markets, or order online.
  • You do not need a Thai sock in order to strain your tea, but it is recommended to use a straining device of some type in order to avoid tea granules getting in your glass. In fact, a new, clean sock is a great alternative to using a Thai tea sock.
  • It is best to use sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk in order to get the traditional Thai Tea flavor. However, if you cannot access these ingredients, or have allergies, other alternatives include whole milk, or coconut milk for a dairy-free option.
  • If you do not have a milk frother, you can carefully transfer tea from one cup into another until desired foam is reached.
  • Thai Iced Tea contains additional sugar to compensate for ice. If you prefer your tea warm, omit additional sugar from tea mixture.