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Authentic Thai Recipe for Thai Iced Tea

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Authentic Thai recipe for Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea

ชาเย็น ( Cha Yen )

Added on March 11, 2016

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Rated 4 Stars from 301 reader reviews

Yield: 8 servings
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Cooking time: 5 Minutes
Ready in: 7 Minutes, then allow to cool.

From its bright orange color to its surprising sweetness and flavor, nothing beats a Thai Iced Tea when you want to round out your traditional Thai meal. It's one of our most popular drinks. In Thailand it's usually made by the glass, but watch me as I show you how we make it by the pitcher the way we do in the restaurant. Now you can keep some on hand in the refrigerator and have a glass anytime.

Ingredient List:
What's in our Thai Iced Tea.

Basic Directions:
How we make our Thai Iced Tea.

1) Heat 2 liters of water until boiling, then add the Cha Tra Meu tea mix. Steep for 5 minutes, then pour the tea through a cloth filter.

2) Stir in the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar. Allow the tea to cool completely.

3) Transfer to a pitcher, and refrigerate until time to serve. Serve over crushed ice, garnished with mint.

Click Here for a detailed step-by-step method.

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How to Make Cha Yen

Detailed Step-by-step Method:

Step 1

To make a pitcher of Thai iced tea I use 2 soup pots to make it easy. Heat the water until it is rapidly boiling, then turn off the heat. Add 1/2 cup of Cha Tra Meu tea mix and stir it in well.

Note: If you do not have the original Thai Iced Tea formula, then you can use other types of black tea.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Thai Iced Tea - Step 1

Step 2

Allow the tea to steep for about 5 minutes, stirring often.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Thai Iced Tea - Step 2

Step 3

Pour the tea from one pot to the other, through a cloth filter bag.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Thai Iced Tea - Step 3

Step 4

Add the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and sugar to the filtered tea.

Note: If you are using ordinary black tea and not the Thai Tea blend, you can also add vanilla extract in small amounts until you obtain a pleasant flavor. A few drops of orange food coloring will create a similar color to the original.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Thai Iced Tea - Step 4

Step 5

Stir it up well until the sugar completely dissolves, then allow it to sit and cool to room temperature.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Thai Iced Tea - Step 5

Step 6

Transfer the tea to a pitcher for serving later, and put it in your refrigerator to get very cold.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Thai Iced Tea - Step 6

Step 7

Serve in a tall glass filled with crushed ice.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Thai Iced Tea - Step 7

Step 8

Drizzle a few teaspoons of evaporated milk in the top of the glass.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Thai Iced Tea - Step 8

Step 9

Garnish with mint leaves, and drink it using a straw.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Thai Iced Tea - Step 9

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