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.

Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea


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


  1. Bring water to boil in medium saucepan.
  2. Stir in tea mix, and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in sugar, to taste. Then, strain through a sieve lined with cheesecloth into a pitcher. Refrigerate for one hour.
  4. For each drink, pour over ice and stir in three to four tablespoons of half-and-half, to taste.
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