Ever have one of those moments when you discover something new, as in, new to YOU, but you learn it’s been around for a while? You begin to wonder, ‘How am I just learning this exists?’
That was me a few months back when I met a friend for lunch and we tried the ‘Thai Tea’ on the menu. I’m always game for trying something new. I wasn’t convinced I would love it, and really just wanted an ICED tea, but when given this option by our server, I thought, ‘Why not?’
Five minutes later, I was googling the ingredients of this creamy, refreshing and slightly sweet beverage! Not only had I never tried it, I had also never HEARD of it before! I was so intrigued that I came home and tried to recreate it in my kitchen. Not bad, but I will leave it to the experts. (Note: You can substitute the sweetened condensed milk with coconut milk, just know that your tea won’t taste as sweet.) The beverage is served hot or cold.
Have you enjoyed a Thai tea in your lifetime? Did you know it was a ‘thing?’
If not, give the recipe below a try and let me know what you think! I won’t claim that it’s life-changing, but it’s CLOSE. 😉
THAI ICED TEA
- 6 cups Water
- 1/2 cup Thai Tea Mix (My friend used regular black tea, for the record)
- 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
- 4 Tbsp Sweetened Condensed Milk, add more to sweeten to your liking
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan or tea kettle.
Remove saucepan or kettle from heat. Combine hot water with tea mix and sugar. Stir.
Cover and allow tea to steep for 15 minutes.
Strain tea and allow it to cool completely.
To serve, pour tea over ice. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, adding more to sweeten to your preference. (The creamier the better if you ask me!)
Ask yourself where Thai Tea has been all of your life. Amazing!