Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea is a must have for me anytime I eat at a Thai restaurant.  I love the flavor, the sweetness, and creaminess of the tea.  For dinner, I enjoy cooking a variety of Thai dishes. I wanted to find a way to make Thai Iced Tea at home.  I did some reading, watched a lot of YouTube videos and learned how to make a delicious Thai Iced Tea at home.

The tea is a type of black tea leaf that is called Thai Black Tea. I found a brand from Thailand that is sold on Amazon.  Turns out that the “orange” color is due to food coloring that is added.  I thought it was something special, but its the same food coloring that is used in Easy Mac.  The tea is naturally black. I also learned that the right way to make the tea is with a tea filter.  The tea filter I bought was also from Amazon, but it shipped from Thailand!  Took about a month and it cost $3.

This recipe was inspired by the Eating Thai Food website.

The  Number One tea brand can be found here and the tea filter can be found here on Amazon.


Makes 1 glass of tea.

  • 1 tablespoon Thai black tea
  • 1 cup of hot boiling water
  • 3 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk  (more if you like it very sweet!)
  • 2 teaspoons evaporated milk (plus for the top)
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup of crushed ice


  1. Boil the water.
  2. Take your tea filter and add about 1 tablespoon of black Thai tea. Then put  your tea sock into a bowl or big cup in order to steep the tea.
  3. Pour 1 cup of boiling water into the tea sock, and push it in and out to steep the tea and extract all that flavor. Steep the tea for a few minutes until it turns nice and dark in color.
  4. With a new cup or mason jar, pour in 1 cup of the tea.
  5. Add sugar and sweetened condensed milk.  Stir.
  6. Add evaporated milk and stir.
  7. Optional – Froth.  I added the lid to my mason jar and shook the tea up until it was bubbly.
  8. Take a cup and fill it with crushed ice.
  9. Pour tea over ice.
  10. Pour evaporated milk on top.
  11. Enjoy!

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