Are you a fan of Thai Iced Tea? You know that pretty orange tea often served at Thai restaurants? Well, I certainly am but tend to cringe at the price tag that comes w/ them. This is b/c I know how EASY and inexpensive it is to make. I don’t like to pay more than like $2 bucks for things I know I can make equally as well or even better! This is the practical (not cheap) side of me speaking!
I am also pretty picky about my Thai Iced Tea. I HATE it when restaurants serve them premixed. The cool thing about them is when you add the cream, it has this pretty white to orange gradient action going on. I like to see that, then stir, thank you very much.
If not, then what’s the point?
Anyhow, you can find Thai tea leaves sold in a clear bag (usually bulk sized) at any Oriental Market. It will be labeled “Thai Tea” so you can’t confuse it w/ any other teas. Steep at a very concentrated level (ice and cream will lightened the flavor) then add in desired amount of sugar and stir. Allow the tea to completely cool (I put it in the fridge overnight). When ready to be served, add ice and cream…enjoy!
Perfect for scorching summer days! Hope you’ll try it out.
PS. Be very careful when handling the tea leaves. I believe it contains an orange reddish dye that can stain your fingers AND clothes.