Thai Ice Tea

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This recipe is great for summer any season. Thai ice tea has a wonderful color, and smell like bamboo leaves. This cool sweet orange milk tea pours in a glass of ice. It is the afternoon pleasure!

We bought fresh pasteurize tone milk for making breakfast drink every morning. But today we bought some extra for the afternoon treat.

The moment you added tea in the boiling milk and observed how lovely tea changed the color and texture slowly and infuses the flavor and smell up the air, you knew something great was coming.

Thai Ice Tea

Ingredients: (serving: Many glasses)

1 liter milk

2 1/2 Thai tea powder

1/2 cup sugar

Ice

Bring milk to boil in the pot.

Once the milk is boiling, lower the heat and add tea powder.

Add sugar and stir until dissolve.

Turn the heat off and cool down.

The tea should be lovely orange and fragrance. Adjust the sweet as you like, but remember to make quite sweet because we are serving this with a lot of ice.

Pour the tea in a glass of ice. Now you can sit back and enjoy this luxury tea.

Hi friends,

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Thanks,
Tes

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52 Comments Add yours

  1. Wendling says:

    Good post, please do post more posts.

  2. Xeo says:

    What is pasteurized toned milk?

    1. Xeo says:

      Ack, was lookin’ for my comment and didn’t realize it was sent all the way to the top… you can delete these two right here (sorry!)

      1. Tes says:

        I’ve tried to answer you question below. I hope it help 🙂
        Actually I’ve been thinking about your comment while I was making pasta sauce yesterday and you mentioned that you burned butter…. to prevent butter from burining while cooking try adding little cooking oil to it while heating… this will neutralize the butter and make it not burn 🙂

      2. Tes says:

        I’ve tried to answer you question below. I hope it help 🙂 Actually I’ve been thinking about your comment while I was making pasta sauce yesterday and you mentioned that you burned butter…. to prevent butter from burining while cooking try adding little cooking oil to it while heating… this will neutralize the butter and make it not burn 🙂

  3. Xeo says:

    Hihi Tes,

    I realize this is probably a silly question but my cooking ability isn’t all that great. I just burned butter a few weeks ago.

    1. You mention pasteurized tone milk… is that different then just store bought milk?
    2. How difficult is it to boil milk? Is it easily scorched?

    Thanks for the help Tes!

    1. Tes says:

      I am really not an expert in this field. All I know is those milk from the cartons (UHT) is not supposed to be boiled, we can drink it directly. But pasteurized milk which usually sold in gallon or plastic package is suitable for cooking over the heat. The fact behind this I really don’t know. It’s just the technique passed from my mom.

      I know that boiling milk might cause destroying the benefits from it.

      In my recipe… You can use any milk if you like. I see no harm in boiling any milk though. 🙂

      In sciences class they taught us that Pasteurization is the process in which a product is heated for the purpose of killing harmful organisms (such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, molds, and yeasts) but retaining beneficial organisms. Pasteurized Milk is Milk that has been treated with Heat to remove all the germs from the milk. Toned Milk is Milk that has fat removed from it and has only 3% fat in it.

      I hope this help a little.

  4. pink magic says:

    I’ve been looking everywhere for Thai powder. Where can I get it online?

    Also I believe Chai is specifically Indian tea, at least in American English usage.

  5. JessieStark says:

    I used to get free thai iced tea from my friend’s aunt’s thai place and it was the best!

  6. JessieStark says:

    sooo delicious! it’s creamy but still exotic

  7. Andrea says:

    That sounds lovely, I’ll modify the recipe perhaps use splenda or Stevia and try it out. I LOVE Thai Iced Tea.

  8. How is it different from ordinary English tea? …curious.

    The name Chai is everywhere and many countries are calling these leaves more or less in the same accent.
    Turkey = Çay, Russia = Чай, Japan = Cha (茶),
    China = Cha (茶) Greece = Τσάι, India = चाय,
    Ukraine = Чай, Slovakia = Čaj, Croatia = Čaj,
    Serbia = Чај, Bulgaria = Чай, Macedonia = Чај,
    Romania = Ceai Czech Republic = Čaj.

    Even “Tea” is not too different…

    The origin of Tea looks China. Current production looks in Sri Lanka, India and Kenya.

    Who started to call “it” Chai?
    Sorry, a little different aspect of the subject…latest comments made me start wondering…

    1. Tes says:

      Thanks for satopping by. I have to admit that I am not really a Tea expert . But I do know that different parts of the world caltivate & process tea leave differently so their teas are different. I have the interesting fact about Thai Tea from a friend, Kirk Spencer
      “Thai Tea powder is sometimes hard to find. You can make an APPROXIMATE by making a strongly spiced, heavily steeped black tea. The dominant spice is star anise, with the primary second being an orangey taste from either orange blossoms or tamarind. Other spices (depending on family choices, largely) can include cardamom and cinnamon and cloves and vanilla. If your spice choices don’t bring the orangish color you see in Tes’s picture, you should know that some manufacturers of Thai Tea powder list red and yellow food coloring among the ingredients.”
      I think tea are different when treat them different.

      1. Aha… so the base of Thai tea is the tea everyone knows… but other ingredients make it a kind of herb tea in its tste… I can imagine the taste from ingredients described. Thanks.

  9. tastydesu says:

    Thanks for a great post Tes! I’ve always wondered how to make this and now that I know, my plan is to head to the asian supermarket in hopes of finding some Thai tea powder. Have you ever made this with the tapioca pearls in it as well?

    Liz
    http://www.tastydesu.wordpress.com

    1. Tes says:

      Liz,

      Yes, sometimes we add topioca pearl, too. It absolutely gives this drink a little more interesting. I think you should try that

  10. Lulu says:

    Looks so refreshing

  11. Mr.Saeed says:

    Hi
    I’ve never tried Iced tea with milk in it. As soon as the weather gets warmer I’ll be giving it a go! Thanks Tes.

  12. simplysequoya says:

    I loovvee thai tea!!! and now now that I know how to make it, I’m heading down to the Thai grocery store. thanxxxx!!!

    1. Tes says:

      I’m glad you like it. I hope you try it… let me know how it goes!

  13. This looks great! Can’t wait to try it.
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  14. thecodger says:

    Now this looks like a really delightful afternoon treat, perfect for this hot weather we’re having!

    The Codger
    http://thecodger.wordpress.com/

  15. hayadith says:

    hey..there is one similar tea in Kuala Lumpur too. It’s called ‘teh tarik’.

  16. Scott says:

    mmmmmmmm. I love Thai ice tea!

  17. antoeknee2 says:

    I’m defiantly trying this!!! Thanks for the recipe !!

  18. bookjunkie says:

    Your blog motivated me to go out and have some thai food and I had some thai iced coffee today 🙂 decided to go for the coffee instead. Will post about that later.

  19. lifeinarecipe says:

    I had never heard of iced Thai Tea before. I don’t have access to a specialty store, but I am going to try it with an orange pekoe tea that I can get here.
    Thank you for sharing and once again introducing me to something new!

  20. Tes – This post makes me wish for some Thai tea powder. I’m going to search for it here. I bet it is so much better than the iced chai tea from Starbucks.

  21. buttercup600 says:

    I have never tried Thai tea but will go look for it now…I love Iced Tea very much….wish it’s summer again here:) I always enjoy your work:) Thanks for sharing oxo

  22. andresrcastello says:

    I love thai iced tea… its so thirst quenching

  23. lisasfoods says:

    That sounds like such a refreshing drink for a hot day. I love to make iced teas, but will have to try to add milk to them too.

  24. my favorite one.. always like to have the same in any thai restaurant.. do u prepare the ice in any special way..

    1. Tes says:

      We make ice at home in the ice-maker. You can also use ice tray.

  25. Tes, this looks delicious! I’ve never had an ice tea with milk in it before!

  26. kaztronomic says:

    I love Thai iced tea; I always order it when I go out to my favorite Thai restaurant with my Amor. 😀 Thanks for your recipe!

  27. The tea looks delish! I can’t wait to try this!

  28. Tes, looks great! I have to try your brand for making Thai Tea. Thank you!

  29. TaMara says:

    Tes, I just shared your post on my blog – we are doing a summer of refreshing drinks and I thought this looked wonderful. Really enjoying your blog. – TaMara

    1. Tes says:

      Thanks TaMara, You are so sweet! This is such an honor for me

  30. Nicole says:

    Thai iced tea looks WONDERFUL! I am a huge fan of iced tea, it sounds right up my alley!

  31. Rach says:

    I don’t drink coffee or tea. But this appears to be so cooling and refreshing 🙂

  32. 2mannasisters says:

    I’ve always wondered how to make Thai iced tea. It’s my absolute favorite drink. Where do you get the Thai tea powder and how does pasteurize tone milk compared to other milks? Thanks for posting this!

    1. Tes says:

      Thai tea powder is quite hard to find outside Thailand, I have to say. But you will get in Asian grocery store, I believe. I’m not sure how pasteurize tone milk diffrent from other milk, we love using this for tea or coffee as it need to be boil first and it is very rich. You can use any milk for this recipe.

  33. thehungryscholar says:

    Freaking yum.

  34. incidentalcooksuman says:

    ahh..that looks so refreshing..perfect for hot summer days…will try this one soon…

  35. Loll says:

    I’ve never tried Iced tea with milk in it. As soon as the weather gets warmer I’ll be giving it a go! Thanks Tes.

    1. Tes says:

      Thanks Loll, I think it will be perfect with your starry night cupcakes.

  36. Tes – I don’t know if Thai and Chai tea is the same thing but I have Chai tea made with milk and served warm. It is what I crave in the mornings, so soothing.

    1. Tes says:

      I think Chai is Indian tea. I love Chai, too. It is really rich and delicious!

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