Thai tea, known for its unique blend of flavors and delightful aroma, is a popular beverage that has captured the hearts of tea enthusiasts worldwide. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to create a delicious cup of Thai tea in the comfort of your own home.
- Thai tea leaves (available at Asian grocery stores)
- Sweetened condensed milk or sugar
- Evaporated milk or whole milk
- Ice cubes (optional)
- Brewing the Thai Tea:
- Boil 4 cups of water.
- Add 3-4 tablespoons of Thai tea leaves to a tea filter or a tea infuser.
- Place the tea filter or infuser in a teapot or heatproof pitcher.
- Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves and let it steep for about 5 minutes. This allows the tea to develop its rich flavor and deep color.
- Strain the tea leaves, leaving you with a concentrated Thai tea base.
- Sweetening the Tea:
- Add sweetened condensed milk or sugar to the brewed Thai tea according to your preferred level of sweetness.
- Stir well to ensure that the sweetness is evenly distributed. Adjust the sweetness to suit your taste.
- Adding Milk:
- Pour evaporated milk or whole milk into the sweetened Thai tea. The amount of milk can be adjusted based on your preference for creaminess.
- Stir gently to combine the tea and milk, creating a smooth and well-balanced flavor.
- Serving the Thai Tea:
- If you prefer a chilled beverage, allow the Thai tea to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate it.
- For an iced Thai tea, fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the chilled tea over the ice.
- Garnish (Optional):
- Garnish your Thai tea with a sprig of mint or a slice of orange for an extra touch of freshness.
- Enjoying Your Thai Tea:
- Find a cozy spot, take a sip, and savor the delightful combination of aromatic Thai tea, sweetened condensed milk, and creamy milk.
Now that you’ve mastered the art of making Thai tea at home, you can enjoy this flavorful and aromatic beverage whenever the craving strikes. Experiment with the proportions of tea, sweetness, and milk to create your perfect cup of Thai tea. Cheers to the joy of brewing and sipping this delightful Thai classic!