This Thai iced tea recipe is made with black tea, star anise and half and half. It is very refreshing, is not super sweet and is very easy to make.
You can purchase spiced Thai tea. It is a mixture of tea that can have orange, lavender, star anise, coloring and other spices. This version is a lot more simpler but is absolutely delicious.
Typically Thai tea is finished with condensed milk and sugar and topped off with evaporated milk. We are going to add some sugar into the tea and use half and half. This tea is delicious and you will not miss the condensed milk at all. Of course, if you want ot make it sweeter go ahead and add more sugar.
If you cannot find half and half you can create your own by mixing equal parts of cream and whole milk. You can also make this recipe vegan by adding coconut milk instead.
This is what you are going to need for this delicious and easy Thai iced tea recipe:
4 cups (1 liter) water
1/3 cup sugar
3 star anise pods
5 black tea bags
½ cup half and half
Place the water in a pan and add the sugar, anise and tea bags. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Bring the water to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the tea bags to steep for about 30 minutes. Remove the tea bags and anise pods from the pot and cool down completely.
Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and ¾ of the way with tea. Top with 1/8th cup of half and half. Mix and enjoy!
CALORIES 103.69; FAT 3.47 grs (sat 2.16; mono 1.00; poly 0.12); PROTEIN 1.12 grs ; FIBER 0.00 grs; CARBS 17.92 grs; CHOLESTEROL 11.19 mg; IRON 0.02 mg; SODIUM 12.56 mg; CALCIUM 31.92 mg