what’s in a thai iced tea

what’s in a thai iced tea

What Is Thai Iced Tea?

Thai iced tea is an iced, sweetened form of traditional Thai tea. It is made with strong, sweet ceylon tea, brewed with plenty of sugar and spices, and then chilled with ice. Additionally, it is topped with cream, sweetened condensed milk, or both, depending on preference.


Thai iced tea is made with a combination of:

  • Ceylon (black) tea
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Star anise
  • Cardamom
  • Orange blossom
  • Cloves
  • Sugar

Taste & Color

Thai iced tea is sweet and aromatic, with a distinctive orange-red color. It is normally enjoyed with tapioca pearls for added sweetness.

How To Make Thai Iced Tea

Here is the basic recipe:

  1. Brew 4–5 tablespoons of tea leaves in one quart of boiling water.
  2. Strain the tea leaves, add sugar to taste.
  3. Let the tea cool.
  4. Fill a glass with ice and pour the tea over the ice.
  5. Add sweetened condensed milk or cream and stir.
  6. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Where To Find Thai Iced Tea

Thai iced tea can be found in many Asian markets and is also served at some Thai restaurants. It is also available for purchase in some grocery stores and online.


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