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Two glasses filled with prepared and iced Thai iced tea.
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Thai Iced Tea (Thai Tea)

Thai Iced Tea is a creamy and refreshing mildly spiced sweet tea made from Thai tea mix (or black tea), milk, and sugar. Popular in Southeast Asia and served in many Thai restaurants, learn how to make Thai tea at home with this easy-to-follow guide and recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
chill time1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 3 drinks
Calories: 169kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Thai Tea Mix
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Ice
  • 1 cup half and half - or milk of choice (full-fat coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, whole milk, etc.)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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Originally published June 5, 2018

Nutrition

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
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