Whether you need an afternoon pick-me-up or are looking for a beverage to pair with pad thai and other Southeast Asian dishes, the answer is simple: a frosty glass of Thai iced tea. Sweet and aromatic — Thai tea blends black tea leaves with warm spices like vanilla bean — it's nearly impossible not to love. Watch the video to see how chef Jet Tila makes this comforting beverage, and then print out the recipe.
4 cups water
1/2 cup Thai tea mix
1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half per glass of tea
- Bring water to boil in medium saucepan.
- Stir in tea mix, and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
- Stir in sugar, to taste. Then, strain through a sieve lined with cheesecloth into a pitcher. Refrigerate for one hour.
- For each drink, pour over ice and stir in three to four tablespoons of half-and-half, to taste.
- Tea, Drinks
- Other Asian
- 1 pitcher of tea