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Thai Iced Tea (ZWT-9)

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“There are several recipes in the data base for Thai Iced Tea, but none like this one. Nancie McDermott was credited for this recipe found at "Quick & Easy Thai: 70 Everyday Recipes". From her intro: "Sold in 1 lb cellophane-wrapped packets in Asian markets, this finely chopped black tea is spiced w/cinnamon, star anise & vanilla, & then tinged w/a bit of food coloring to create its gorgeous terra-cotta hue. Like Thai coffee, Thai tea is traditionally sweetened well w/sugar as it brews & crowned w/a generous splash of evaporated milk or half-&-half just before serving. You can brew Thai tea in a teapot, drip coffeemaker or French press (making it very strong & adding sugar while the tea is still very hot). Time has been estimated & does not include cool & chill time. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
4-6
YIELD:
4-6 Glasses of Iced Tea
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. In a med saucepan over med-heat, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the Thai tea powder & remove from heat. Stir well to mix in the sugar & then let it cool (stirring occ to dissolve sugar).
  2. When the tea has cooled to room temp, strain it thru a fine-mesh strainer or coffee filter into a pitcher & chill until serving time.
  3. To serve, fill 4-6 tall glasses w/ice & then add about 3/4 cup Thai tea to ea glass. Top off ea glass w/3-4 tbsp evaporated milk. Serve at once, as the evaporated milk cascades over the ice & swirls languidly into the tea.

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