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Two glasses filled with prepared and iced Thai iced tea.
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Thai Tea Recipe - How to Make Thai Tea

Thai Iced Tea is a deliciously creamy, mildly spiced, slightly-caffeinated, and refreshingly sweet drink made from tea, milk, and sugar. Popular in Southeast Asia and served in many Thai food restaurants, learn how to make Thai tea right at home with this easy-to-follow guide and recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
chill time1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Thai
Keyword: how to make thai iced tea, thai iced tea recipe, thai tea
Servings: 3 drinks
Calories: 169kcal


  • 1/2 cup Thai Tea Mix
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Ice
  • 1 cup half and half or milk of choice (full-fat coconut, sweetened condensed, evaporated, etc.)


  • Bring water to a boil in a small saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the Pantai Thai Tea Mix and the sugar. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and boil gently for two minutes or so before removing from heat.
  • Allow the tea to steep for approximately 10-15 minutes before straining through a fine-mesh strainer to separate solids. Set tea aside to cool (for best results, allow the tea to cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour).
  • Fill glasses with ice. Pour in the steeped Thai tea approximately two-thirds full, leaving enough room to add milk or cream. Fill the glass full with half and half (or desired milk of choice) and stir to combine.
  • Best enjoyed immediately.


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Originally published June 5, 2018


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 104mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 91mg
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Thai
Keyword how to make thai iced tea, thai iced tea recipe, thai tea
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