Thai tea with ice is among the most refreshing drinks you will ever taste. But, what is so special about Thai iced tea? Well, you will have to taste to know that. Have you ever been to any Thai restaurant? You have probably noticed that the waiter/waitress goes around with a long glass that is filled with an orange colored drink. Well, that is nothing other than iced Thai tea. It will probably look a little different to you. Actually, if you are more conversant with the regular tea drinks, then this is something completely alien looking and you will never guess that this is tea. But, it is. And, it is made in a unique fashion.
Iced Thai Tea Is Perfect On Any Hot Day Or With Hot Food
So, why does the iced Thai tea look so different? We will find out in a while. But, first you need to know, this is the best and most refreshing drink you will ever taste during a hot day of summer. It is also a great companion with any hot and spicy dish you are probably having. And, if you are at an authentic Thai restaurant, chances are, you have ordered one or more quite hot and spicy food. So, having iced Thai tea is a great idea.
Iced Thai Tea Recipe
What do you need to make the perfect Thai iced tea? Here’s what you will start with and how you will make.
Ingredients For Iced Thai Tea
You will need to get a specific type of tea, known as, Lapsang Suchong. It is easy to come by on any online store. But, if you are not getting anyone to deliver to your place, you can also substitute it with really high-quality black tea leaves. Always use the loose leaves, and never order tea bags. If you are making the tea for two, you will need about 2/3rd cup of leaves.
Besides the leaves, get 1 2/3rd cup of water. The water should not have any odor. You will also need 1 ½ cups of boiled milk and
For making the tea you will also need a kettle, tea strainer, long spoon, and a pitcher that will be able to withstand the heat of the boiling water.
Making The Tea
Start by boiling the water. Once the water starts boiling, remove it from the oven and then add the tea leaves. Stir the leaves and leave it to steep for about 5 minutes. Now, strain the tea and pour it into the pitcher. Once poured, first allow it to cool down somewhat, and then refrigerate it to cool it fast. Do not put the hot pitcher into the refrigerator as it can crack the pitcher. Let the drink cool down for about an hour or more, depending upon how fast your refrigerator cools.
Once cold, take long glasses, and put ice cubes in them. Then, slowly pour the tea from the pitcher into the glass. But, do not fill the glasses. Leave about one-fourth of the glass empty. Now, pour the milk on the top. You can use the spoon to slowly let the milk pour over and create a layer on top. Add straws and the Thai iced tea is ready to serve!