Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkEthnic Cuisine · 1 decade ago

how to make thai ice tea?

Does anyone know how to make thai ice tea at home and does anyone know what thai tea loooks like so i can make thai ice tea because my friends told me you need thai tea and i dont know what it looks like so please tell me

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Check out these two very good recipes. Then go to this site for visual prep & product descriptions.

    Cha thai (Thai iced tea)

    Category: Asian, Beverages, Ethnic, Thai

    Yield: 6 servings

    Stephen Ceideburg

    3 tbsp Thai tea (cha thai)

    6 oz Boiling water

    Sugar or:

    Sweetened Condensed Milk to


    Milk or:



    1 Place tea in a coffee filter in a drip cone.

    2 Preheat carafe with boiling water; discard water.

    3 Pour 6 ounces boiling water per serving into cone and let it drip through.

    4 Transfer brew to another container, then pour back through filter.

    5 Repeat until tea is deep red in color, a total of 4 to 6 times.

    6 Sweeten tea to taste with sugar or condensed milk.

    7 Fill tall glasses with ice cubes and add tea to fill glasses halfway.

    8 Add milk or half-and-half and stir.

    9 Variation: the tea may be brewed in a teapot, but it will still need to be filtered through a paper filter or a very fine nylon strainer.

    10 Preheat pot with boiling water and allow to steep 6 to 8 minutes before straining

    Cha yen (Thai iced tea)

    Category: Asian, Beverages, Ethnic, Thai

    Yield: 4 servings

    4 cup Water

    3/4 cup Thai tea

    1 1/2 cup Evaporated milk


    1 cup Sugar

    1 cup Water


    1 For the sugar syrup: combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.

    2 Reduce the heat to maintain an active simmer and cook until liquid has thickened and colored slightly, about 5 minutes.

    3 Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.

    4 Pour the cooled syrup into a jar with a tight fitting lid, cover and store in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

    5 For the tea: in a medium saucepan, bring the water to a rolling boil, and place a heatproof 1-quart pitcher in the sink.

    6 When the water boils, add the tea and remove the pan from the heat.

    7 The tea will float to the top until you stir gently to coax it into the water.

    8 When all of the tea leaves are wet, let steep for 3 minutes.

    9 Pour the contents of the saucepan into the pitcher, and don"t worry if the dregs are left behind.

    10 Pour the tea back and forth between the pitcher and saucepan 7 times as it becomes darker and stronger, ending up with the tea in the saucepan.

    11 Rinse out the pitcher and strain the tea through a coffee filter back into the pitcher.

    12 Add the syrup and stir to dissolve.

    13 Cool to room temperature, cover, and chill until serving time.

    14 To serve, fill tall glasses with crushed ice.

    15 Add ¾ cup of the chilled thai tea per glass.

    16 Top off each glass with 3 to 4 tablespoons evaporated milk.

    17 Serve as the milk cascades over the ice and swirls into the tea.

    18 Note: thai tea is a special blend of chopped black tea leaves flavored and perfumed with star anise, cinnamon, vanilla, and other sweet spices.

  • 1 decade ago

    hi, i have made thai tea at home and believe me it tastes great . you must try this reicpie. HOpe i helped!!!!!!!!!

    Thai iced tea

    6 cups water

    1 cup Thai tea leaves

    3/4 cup sugar, or as needed

    Crushed ice

    1 1/2 cups evaporated milk or half and half

    Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add the tea leaves and remove pan from the heat. Gently stir the tea leaves to submerge them in the water. Let the tea steep for 5 minutes, or until it turns a brilliant orange and has a strong taste with no bitterness. Pour the tea through a coffee filter or fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. Add the sugar to the hot tea and stir well to dissolve completely. Set aside to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, or for up to 1 week.

    To serve, fill tall glasses with crushed ice, add tea to fill about 3/4 of each glass, then pour about 1/4 cup of evaporated milk or half-and-half over the ice in each glass. Serve immediately.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's just condensed milk in iced tea (the thai variety tastes best)

  • deb
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Just go to the Asian market and buy it, much easier that way, and very tasty.

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  • Maria
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    idk how to make thai but i kn ow a haitian way,,,,,,,,,,,,, just add 1 lime cut it in have then some vannila estract yuum

  • 1 decade ago


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