Similar to the Thai iced tea served in Thai restaurants made with red rooibos or orange black tea. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 glasses
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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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  • Place water, sugar, star anise, cinnamon stick, and cardamom in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let tea steep and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

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  • Remove tea bags and strain out whole spices; discard. Whisk in condensed milk. Pour into a large pitcher and refrigerate until flavors combine, at least 1 hour.

  • Fill 4 glasses with ice. Serve tea over ice.

Cook's Note:

Substitute orange-flavored black tea for the red rooibos if preferred.

If using loose tea, use 1/2 cup tea leaves instead of 8 to 10 tea bags. In step 2, strain through a coffee filter or cheesecloth set in a fine-mesh sieve.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 48.2g 16% DV; fat 5.3g 8% DV; cholesterol 19.5mg 7% DV; sodium 82mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2016
Delicious! I used orange-flavored black tea as suggested by the recipe creator and it was great! This reminded me a lot of iced chai tea which is one of my faves. This is a definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2016
This was a good iced tea. I like the Thai spices but just not in a tea form. I was a little skeptical about the sweetened condensed milk being too sweet but I was surprised how mellow the sweetness was. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
Delicious! I used orange-flavored black tea as suggested by the recipe creator and it was great! This reminded me a lot of iced chai tea which is one of my faves. This is a definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2016
Delicious! I put in a little extra sugar and added 1 tsp. of vanilla extract at the end in my pitcher of tea. I also used a little sweetened condensed milk and half&half. This IS the definitive thai iced tea recipe I will be using this a lot! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2016
This was a good iced tea. I like the Thai spices but just not in a tea form. I was a little skeptical about the sweetened condensed milk being too sweet but I was surprised how mellow the sweetness was. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
Even better than I get at my local Asian Restaurant!! Plus, I get to make it sugar free!!! Read More
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