Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thai Ice Tea Limade and Milky Thai Ice Tea

Oftentimes when you go to any Thai restaurants in the U.S., you will see that Thai ice tea is as popular as Thai ice coffee and they both usually serve in milk over crushed ice and they are really really sweet! They are too sweet for me by the way. And sometime you can even choose to add a Korean’s trendy boba just to make it more fun. Thai ice tea with milk is probably the only version of Thai ice tea being served in Thai restaurants and I believe that only Thais know how to order Thai ice tea without milk but with lime juice instead. The uniquely Thai tea is for making a tea drink, thus, its tartness is not suitable to drink by itself like drinking Japanese hot green tea or black tea or jasmine tea. 

Why Thai tea has orangey color? You might ask. To be honest, the loose Thai tea mix is added a food coloring. Surprise! Yes, me too. The pretty persimmon color can strain you cloths and hands terribly if you’re not careful. So, if you want to try making it yourself, be cautious about it. But if you really like the taste of Thai tea, then there shouldn’t be a problem.

Using the coffee maker as the same process to make tea:

3 tbsp Thai tea
5-6 cups water

For making Thai Ice Tea Limeade:

For each single serve of 8 oz. tea, add 1 ½ table spoon sugar or use more or less depend on how sweet you like it to be. Squeeze about a half of lime or about 2 table spoons of lime juice, stir, and serve over crushed ice. How easy is that!

For making Milky Thai Ice Tea:

Usually the Milky Thai ice tea will use condensed milk for its sweetness. But you still can use sugar and regular milk or cream that you always have in your refrigerator instead with the same measure above of 8 oz. tea + 1 ½ table spoon sugar and add milk or cream as much or as little as you like. Just keep it simple!


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