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Thai Iced milk Tea is a typical drinks for Thailander. It’s available in every café in Thailand. It tastes refreshing and really brighten up your day, perfect for a hot afternoon and a sleepy day at work. If you visit Thailand, you must give it a try!
At home, we usually make the drink when we have a family gathering or having a party. It is easy and quick to make, it’s also a kind of drink that most people like, therefore it’s perfect to make for friends and family.
What makes good Thai Iced Milk Tea?
Good quality tea is the most essential part. I use high quality Cylon tea to make the drink. It hasn’t got any artificial colouring, therefore, the colour may not be as orange as the one you usually get from street café in Thailand. But the smell and taste are delicate and very aromatic.
The second importance is to use balance amount of milk and sugar. If you prefer buttery taste, you can add more condensed milk and less sugar. On the other hand, if you prefer a lighter flavour, you can substitute condensed milk with sugar. It’s the matter of your prefer taste so you can play around with it to get the right flavour.
The recipe I provide for you below is my prefer flavour and a guide line for you to see what ingredients is inside. When you make the tea, I suggest you to slowly add sugar and condensed milk and keep tasting to your taste.
Thai Iced Milk Tea
- 1 L Water
- 30 g High quality Cylon Tea If you like stronger flavour, you can add more.
- 200 g Condensed milk
- 350 g Evaporated milk, or fresh milk
- 100 g Sugar
- Boil water in a pot over medium – high heat.
- Put Cylon tea in a filter bag.
- Put the bag in the boiling water and let it boil over low heat for about 5 minutes. Use a spatula to press the tea bag and turning the bag while doing it. This will allow the tea to come out more. If you like strong flavours, you can press until the tea is very dark. I like darker tea so I press for about 5 minutes to get the consistency that I like. You can try and taste it while cooking, to get your prefer flavour.
- Add sugar, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. I recommend to add a small portion of sugar and condensed milk at a time, and constantly tasting because you may like a less sweet taste. If it's too sweet then it's harder to adjust. Stir until dissolved and taste the flavour until you like it. You will want the flavour to be a little over sweeter than what you usually like because once you put the tea in the ice, the flavour will drop.
- Leave the tea to cool down before serving. To serve, put the tea in ice and top with a dash of fresh milk.
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