I freaking love Thai iced tea. But until now, I've always either bought it or asked my mom to make it. It's simple I know, but I never knew how to make it, arghh! So finally my mom taught me how, and since I love it so, I thought it imperative to pass the knowledge on. Please enjoy soon!
Slowly watch the half-and-half swirl around in the Thai tea goodness.
Tapioca pearls/ boba may be optional for you. They are necessary for me ;)
Thai Iced Tea
Yields: 6 - 8 servings
6 cups water
1 cup Thai tea
1 cup sugar
1 - 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
tapioca pearls/ boba, optional
Bring the water to a rolling boil in a large saucepan. Add the tea, then remove from the heat. Stir gently to submerge the tea into the water. Steep for about 3 - 5 minutes. The liquid should be dark orange in color. Pour the liquid through a fine mesh strainer or a coffee filter into a pitcher. Add the sugar, stir until dissolved. Refrigerate until cool. If you want tapioca pearls/ boba, cook them according to the directions on the package. Strain, then keep them in some warm simple syrup. When ready to serve, add some tapioca pearls/ boba, fill the cup with ice, then pour the tea into the cup until 3/4 full. Add the half-and-half until light orange in color (about 3 - 4 tbsn.). Repeat and enjoy!