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Thai Iced Tea (Cha Yen) Recipe

a few glasses of Thai iced tea

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Thai iced tea is a delicious and refreshing Thai drink made from Thai tea, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and sugar. It’s perfect for any day and ready in just 10 minutes!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Boil 3 cups of water in a kettle or over the stove.
  2. Put ⅓ cup of Thai tea leaves in a Thai tea filter and place the filter in a large cup or bowl with a spout – this will make it easy to pour the tea later.
  3. Once the water is boiling, pour it into the filter and move the filter up and down a few times to extract the flavor of the tea. Then, let the tea steep in the cup for another 2-3 minutes before discarding. Do not steep the tea too long or it will taste off (best not to go over 5 minutes). If you’re not using a Thai tea filter, in this step, you can pour boiling water into the tea, let it steep for 2-3 minutes and strain with a fine mesh strainer.
  4. Add 1⅓ cups of sugar, ⅔ cup of sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup of evaporated milk to the tea and stir. If the tea is too sweet, add more water. If it’s not sweet enough, add more sugar.
  5. To enjoy, fill a glass with ice, pour the tea over ice and drizzle some more evaporated milk on top.

Notes

The tea will keep in the fridge (ideally in a bottle or anything with a lid) for about 5 days.

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