Thai Iced Tea Recipe (Cha Yen ชาเย็น)⁠ Adapted from Mark Wiens

Thai Iced Tea Recipe (Cha Yen ชาเย็น)⁠ adapted from @migrationology

Photo credit: courageous kitchen

Ingredients⁠ (serves 1)

1 tablespoon Thai black tea (loose-leaf or bag)⁠
1 cup of boiling water⁠
2 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk⁠
2-3 teaspoons evaporated milk or creamer of choice (half and half, coconut milk, etc.)⁠
1 cup of crushed ice⁠


1. Place loose leaf tea in an infuser or 1 tea bag into a mug, then pour in 1 cup of boiling water. ⁠

2. Steep the tea for about 5 minutes, until it turns dark red in color. Remove the infuser or bag.⁠

3. 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.⁠

4. 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! ⁠