You can always find this creamy, bitter, super-sweet energizing drink at your favorite Thai restaurants. But now you can enjoy it at home as well! Perfect for backyard BBQs. Serve with a straw!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 drinks
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a kettle; remove from heat. Add tea bags and steep for 5 minutes; remove tea bags.

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  • Stir sugar into tea until dissolved. Cool to room temperature.

  • Fill 4 glasses with ice; pour tea into each glass until almost full. Stir 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk into each glass. Float 1 tablespoon half-and-half atop the iced tea.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 15.2g 5% DV; fat 3.4g 5% DV; cholesterol 12.1mg 4% DV; sodium 38.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2012
The key to this is finding the right type of tea not black tea. You can find this at an Asian market or whole foods/bristol farms. Thank you for posting this! Perfect on a warm summer day while cooking other Thai recipes from AR! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2012
This tea is good, but it is certainly not the same sweet tea you receive at your favorite Thai restaurant, and I pretty much knew that going in, but figured I should try it before I rate it. There is a specific Thai tea that is used in this; and it's not black tea. It's actually a red tea and can generally be purchased at any Asian market. That tea makes ALL the difference in the world in the taste. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2012
This tea is good, but it is certainly not the same sweet tea you receive at your favorite Thai restaurant, and I pretty much knew that going in, but figured I should try it before I rate it. There is a specific Thai tea that is used in this; and it's not black tea. It's actually a red tea and can generally be purchased at any Asian market. That tea makes ALL the difference in the world in the taste. Read More
(64)
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2012
The key to this is finding the right type of tea not black tea. You can find this at an Asian market or whole foods/bristol farms. Thank you for posting this! Perfect on a warm summer day while cooking other Thai recipes from AR! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/29/2012
I think "black tea" needs to be more specific. Didn't taste like traditional thai tea. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2014
If you use Star Anise Clove and Vanilla in addition to black tea it's pretty darn close. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
soooooo good!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2013
to have real Thia ice tea go to an asian food store i buy a bg of Thia tea. I have an ice tea maker & use it all the time I use 8 spoonfulls wen it done I put in some sugar & 1/2 & 1/2. It's wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2018
Someone mentioned the type of tea used makes a difference. I agree- using regular black tea will NOT give good results- you will not achieve the orange color or the same flavor. So What tea should you use? Check your nearest Asian market for ChaTraMue Thai Tea Mix- it is a product of Thailand the can is red with a white band at the top and bottom and has a hand with a Thumbs Up on the front the lid at the top and even embossed onto the bottom. ChaTraMue means Hand Brand Tea (Or literally Cha=Tea Tra=Brand Mue=Hand) There is another brand that I have seen used made by Pantai Norasingh Thai Tea Mix. Method:.... 1- You steep the tea for 3-5 minutes then put it in the mixing glass(not the glass you will serve it in)......2-Add 2-3 teaspoons of sugar stir......3- Add 2 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and a pinch of salt(optional) and stir. Note: The tea will turn orange-nothing special they add food coloring to the tea mix. If it is too sweet don't worry- it will be fixed in the next step.......4-Fill a glass to the top with ice then pour still warm tea over the ice. This will melt a good bit of the ice and dilute the tea......5-Just before you serve the tea top with evaporated milk or Half and Half. You can use regular milk but it won't give the beautiful marbled results the heavier evaporated milk will. This is NOT a low calorie or a low fat drink. You can find the ChaTraMue (bag type- red bag with white at top a Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2014
Not too bad I went to a thai restaurant the other day and had thai tea and wanted to know the recipe so I asked the waiter and he said he uses Jasmine tea and coconut milk. Well both tea and milk was pretty difficult for me to find in my town but I subbed the tea for spiced chai and I could not find any sweet coconut milk so I got unsweetened and used honey for the sweetener. Its not the same but it taste pretty good in my oopinion:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2014
Very tasty and refreshing even on a winter day (I like hot and iced tea any time of year). The next time I go to the asian market I'll check out their tea selection, but today this was made with tea in my pantry. The condensed sweet milk does tend to fall to the bottom, so I found myself stirring frequently. Read More
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