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Thai Iced Tea
February 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

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