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Spiced Thai Iced Tea

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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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2 h 10 m servings 251
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 glasses)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 251 calories; 5.3 48.2 5 20 84 Full nutrition

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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~YU...

Even better than I get at my local Asian Restaurant!! Plus, I get to make it sugar free!!!

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 ...

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 swee...