how to make thai tea from scratch

how to make thai tea from scratch

How to Prepare A Delicious, Authentic Thai Iced Tea from Scratch

Thai iced tea is an incredibly delicious, aromatic and sweet beverage, perfect for sweltering hot days. What makes it truly stand out is its vividly orange hue, which comes from the traditional way that it is brewed and served. If you’ve never tried making Thai iced tea from scratch, then you’re absolutely missing out. Here is a guide on how to make it according to the traditional Thai way.


  • ¼ cup loose black tea leaves or 4 black tea bags
  • 1-2 tbs. of Thai tea mix, which usually contains food coloring, sugar and anise
  • 3-4 cups of boiling water
  • Ice cubes
  • ½ cup of condensed milk


  1. Pour 3-4 cups of boiling water over tea leaves or tea bags in a heat-proof container. Let it brew for about 5-7 minutes. Once brew is done, add Thai tea mix and sweeten to your liking.
  2. Strain the tea liquid and pour into a heat-proof pitcher.
  3. Fill glasses with ice cubes, and pour strained tea liquid over the ice.
  4. Drizzle some condensed milk over the tea to the desired sweetness.
  5. Stir and enjoy!

Making Thai iced tea is surprisingly easy once you have all the necessary ingredients. Its deep, rich aroma and full-bodied flavor are simply divine and a perfect way to cool down in the summer months. With this detailed guide, you can now impress your friends and family with a deliciously refreshing beverage that tastes like heaven. So why not give it a try?


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