Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 10 mins

If your not drinking Thai beer, Thai iced tea is the way to go. It is a native-grown red-leafed tea which is spiced with star anise seed. It is usually brewed strong and then blended with a rich swirl of evaporated milk. Delicious


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the tea and remove the pan from heat.
  3. Stir to submerge all the tea leaves in the water.
  4. Steep for about 5 minutes.
  5. Pour the brew through a coffee filter or a fine-mesh strainer into a large pitcher.
  6. Add the sugar to the hot tea and stir to dissolve.
  7. Cool to room temperature.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Fill tall glasses with crushed ice.
  10. Add enough of the tea to fill the glasses to within 1 inch from the top.
  11. Then float 3 to 4 tablespoons of evaporated milk over the ice in each glass.
Most Helpful

This was vey good! Thai tea is one of my favorite summer beverages. This is a simpler version and somewhat lighter that others I have tried, and the method produces a fairly similar version to what I have been served in Thai restuarants. Thanks for sharing!

HeatherFeather May 31, 2003

This was just the calming thing i needed tonight! I used Chai tea as i had no thai and steeped it with some star anise, for even spicier flavor. i love milk in tea and this was just lovely!

Jessica K September 22, 2005