Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thai Iced Tea

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!


  1. mmm i freaking LOVE thai tea, love that lettering also...

  2. Thai iced tea with boba addict. have been making it myself but this recipe is much easier! thanx

  3. I love thai tea! thanks for sharing :)

  4. I love Thai iced tea and used to make the bubble version ALL the time when I worked for a restaurant. The only thing better was the black sesame slushie bubble tea (swoon). I have read that the ones here usually have red food coloring, which I generally like to avoid. But the occasional treat is okay, I think :).

  5. i love your blog!
    i've been sitting and reading everything twice!
    and i would like to ask for your permisson to
    try some of your recipes and post them on my blog as also.( naturally i'll give you credit)
    btw my name is Ada and I am from Romania.

  6. @ sophie: of course! i wouldn't mind at all, and thanks for reading

    i'll check your blog out soon :)

  7. i'm afraid you won't understand :))
    o right in Romanian but i have some songs
    that i like :))
    but thanks and i can t weight to try out some of your recipes

  8. Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Summertime Sipper Contest! It looks delicious!

  9. I love Thai iced tea! Where can I find the Thai tea to make it with? My local store doesn't have this.

  10. @ anonymous: it wouldn't be at an American super market, I happened to find mine at a Vietnamese market in the tea section, but other Asian markets might have them as well :)