“There are almost as many ways of making Thai tea as there are Thai restaurants. I love the richness the cardomom, cloves and cinnamon add. You can also skip the sugar and use sweetened condensed milk in place of the half-and-half. No other tea will substitute for Thai tea--you can find Thai tea in Asian markets, or if you are really lucky, in the Asian section of your grocery store. Prep time does not include chill time.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
7 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Stir in tea leaves, cardamom pods, crushed clove and cinnamon.
  3. Cover.
  4. Remove mixture from heat and let steep 5 minutes.
  5. Pour tea through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding tea leaves (caution--don't pour hot tea into a glass pitcher as it may break).
  6. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved; cool.
  7. Cover and chill 2 hours.
  8. Serve in a glass over crushed ice.
  9. Top with 3 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half.

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