Moving into the summer recipes over here on CK and I am more ready for it than ever before. We need these sweet, refreshing, relax in the sun type recipes right now. This Thai iced tea latte recipe is one of our absolute favorites all year round. In the winter we love it hot and in the summer we love it iced. Either way it’s amazing and a staple. A simple black tea with aromatic spices, some sweetener, and your milk of choice. It’s amazing how good just a few ingredients are this tasty and relaxing.
What is Thai Tea Made Of?
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Thai tea is traditionally made of strong black tea and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, etc… mixed with milk over ice.
Our thai iced tea recipe has cardamom as it’s star ingredient. If you don’t have cardamom, you can usually find it with the other spices in your grocery store or you can order it online. We love the flavor of cardamom in a lot of things like our Cardamom Chickpea Blondies which are drool worthy heaven.
The black tea can be whatever brand you like best. We normally let ours steep a bit longer than the directions say to give it a stronger brew. About 6 minutes will give you a nice strong black tea.
The other spices we use are cinnamon and allspice. These are seen a lot in Christmas baking so they are pretty readily available. You can use ground cinnamon or 2-3 cinnamon sticks. The cinnamon sticks will give more flavor the longer they sit in the tea.
Almond extract and Vanilla extract are also amazing flavor additives in this drink.
Finally, the milk. We use either whole milk or oat milk. I would definitely recommend a creamier milk like one of those. It just works better in this type of drink.
How do you make Thai tea from scratch?
We like to use a 64oz (8 cup) mason jar to make our tea in, but any large heat proof pitcher works.
Fill your pitcher up with about 7 cups boiling water. Add 4 black tea bags and let it steep for 6 minutes to get a nice strong tea.
Once the 6 minutes are over, remove the tea bags and add your spices, flavors, and sugar. Stir and steep another 10 minutes or so. Finally, add your 1 cup of milk and refrigerate overnight or until it’s chilled (about 4 hours at least).
This will last in the fridge for about 2 weeks if you can even get it to last that long. It also goes really well with spicy dinners.
Pour over ice and enjoy!
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If you love this recipe, be sure to check out these drool worthy recipes too:
- Cardamom Chickpea Blondies
- Green Iced Tea
- Creamy Dairy Free Eggnog
- Hot Cocoa Mix
- Whipped Coffee with Maple
- 7 cups Boiling Water
- 4 Black Tea Bags
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Cardamom
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon (or 2-3 cinnamon sticks)
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Almond Extract
- 1/2 tsp Allspice
- 1 cup Milk of choice
- Boil 7 cups of water.
- Add your 4 black tea bags and let it steep for 6 minutes.
- Remove the bags and add you sugar and spices.
- Let that steep for 10 more minutes.
- Add the milk of choice (whole milk or oat milk are best).
- Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours until cooled.
- Pour over ice and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is not always 100% accurate.