Authentic Thai Iced Tea

This is the perfect Thai iced tea recipe! Find Thai tea leaves at any Asian market. It's so easy to make this refreshing careful, you may become critical of your favorite Thai restaurant's concoction because you can do it better. Some Thai tea mixes have food coloring in them to make them bright orange and some are labeled as "Thai tea powder", so making it from scratch gives you the best flavor.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
2 drinks


  • 2 tablespoons Thai tea leaves, or more to taste

  • 4 cups water

  • cup white sugar, or to taste

  • ½ cup coconut milk


  1. Place tea leaves in a tea filter bag and secure.

  2. Pour water into a pot and bring to a boil. Add tea bag and sugar. Return to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow tea to steep for 30 minutes.

  3. Discard tea bag. Let tea cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours, or overnight.

  4. Fill 2 glasses 2/3 full of chilled tea. Slowly pour 1/4 cup coconut milk into each glass.

Cook's Notes:

You may use any other kind of creamer, such as coconut cream, regular milk, condensed milk, or a combination of any of these.

Also, play with the sugar can be as sweet or unsweet as you choose.

Add 1/4 cup cooked boba pearls to each glass in step 4, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
12g Fat
68g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 67g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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