Traditional Thai Iced Tea With Star Anise

Recipe by Um Safia
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 1/2 gallon
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring 1/2 gallon of cold water to a boil. Add 8 finely crushed star anise pods, 1 teaspoon orange blossom water, the scrapings of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, a pinch each of ground cloves and ground cinnamon, and 1/2 cup Chinese black tea leaves.
  • Boil for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup sugar and a few drops of red food coloring (optional, though traditional). Cover, steeping until tepid.
  • Strain & place in the refriderator for a few hours to really chill.
  • Pour the tea over plenty of crushed ice. Top with half-and-half or sweetened condensed milk.
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