Thai Iced Tea Recipe (Cha Yen ชาเย็น) Adapted from Mark Wiens
Looking for a sweet refreshing drink to enjoy during the hot summer months? Try out this recipe for Thai iced tea adapted from our friend Mark Wiens @migrationology. In Thai it's called cha yen ชาเย็น, meaning "cold tea".
Thai Iced Tea
- 1 tablespoon Thai black tea (loose-leaf or bag)
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (adjust sweetness to your liking)
- 2-3 tablespoons evaporated milk or creamer of choice (half and half, coconut milk, etc.)
- 1 cup of crushed ice
- Place loose leaf tea in an infuser or 1 tea bag into a mug, then pour in 1 cup of boiling water.
- Steep the tea for about 5-10 minutes, until it turns dark red in color. Remove the infuser or bag.
- Add sweetened condensed milk and stir. Then, add evaporated milk (or creamer of choice) and continue to stir the tea until fully mixed -- the tea should become creamy orange in color.
- Pour over a glass of ice and serve. *You can also skip the ice and serve it hot.
Pro Tip: To give your Thai iced tea a final creamy touch, drizzle some additional evaporated milk onto the top of your glass!