Why We Love Thai Iced Tea?

Well-frozen black tea is the traditional Thai way to drink tea.

As the name implies, it comes from Thailand, where it is known as “Cha Yen” if it carries milk and as “Cha nu yen,” if the drink is prepared without milk.

Thai Iced Tea is a cold drink made with black tea to which other ingredients are added,

Always carries star anise, and some versions include tamarind, cardamom, vanilla, orange blossom, and other spices.

Some trademarks sold it already mixed and add even orange or red dye to make it more eye-catching.

Scented with Asian spices and a touch of condensed milk, on an ice layer, it’s sweetly refreshing.

The original recipe is an explosion of calories. Still, we can take it to a diet version as an alternative for those who are committed to a low-calorie diet.

Three types of milk are used for its preparation: evaporated, coconut, and condensed, being together gives it a great taste and a creamy appearance.

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Variations of Thai tea.

Known as Thai Tea, it is actually a refreshing drink composed of black tea and star anise; it can also bring Azhar water, spices, lemon, and crushed tamarind seeds, which is what usually gives it the orange color.

It is one of the most popular ways to drink tea in Thailand.

Cold Thai tea: Bring condensed milk and sugar, and after putting ice complete with a top of the cream.

It is the most well-known variety.

Dark, cold Thai tea: it is Thai tea served cold without milk content, sweetened only with sugar.

The concept is based on traditional Indian tea, which is used as the main ingredient.

Thai lime tea: it is similar to the previous one, but flavored with lime, also sweetened with sugar. You can also add mint.

These are the traditional preparations; with this recipe today, you make drinks, ice cream, and Thai desserts.

Many talks about their bonds for health, while others seek to make it lighter, with a caffeine-free version, with less sugar, with skim milk, among other variants.

In some parts of the world, Thai tea is only typically served as a menu item at your favorite Thai restaurant.

It can be challenging to find and expensive. Don’t be afraid! In this post, we will show you how making all Thais’ favorite sweet tea efficiently and economically at home.

Thai iced tea recipe.     

Ingredients:

3 and a half cups of water.

6-10 grams of black tea.

1/3 part cup sugar.

1/3 part of the condensed milk cup.

And half a cup of milk, if necessary, add more.

First, it all starts when you make a strong black tea, which is usually an Assam.

With it, some spices such as cloves, star anise, tamarind, or cardamom are infused.

Once you get a strong tea, that’s when the preparation continues.

In a glass full of ice, pour the tea up to 2/3, 3/4 parts of the container.

And, here’s the key, you end up with a good dose of condensed milk on top, which will give you an unmatched sweetness, turning this cold tea into more than that, bringing it almost to the level of a dessert.

While this is already ready to drink, you can imagine that Thais have many variants.

Some use evaporated milk, some use coconut milk.

But what usually never varies is that it is a sweet, spicy, and cold tea, always served with plenty of ice.

Ingredients:

3 and a half cups of water.

6-10 grams of black tea.

1/3 part cup sugar.

1/3 part of the condensed milk cup.

And half a cup of milk, if necessary, add more.

How to make Thai bubble iced tea.

This version causes Thai tea to climb a step.

Thai pearl milk, called Cha Nom Chimu, is a cold Thai tea that is poured over tapioca pearls.

Tapioca pearls are made from starch extracted from the cassava root.

They’re gelatinous and chewy. You can easily make these pearls at home without having to go to an expensive bubble tea shop.

To prepare, bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan and gently add the tapioca bees.

Turn down the heat and let the pearls or bubbles.

Cook in simmering water for 30 minutes, often stirring to prevent the pearls from sticking together.

Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for another 30 minutes.

Strain and rinse with cold water.

Sprinkle with sugar and mix, and put the bubbles in the fridge to absorb the sweet taste.

Place the pearls in the serving glasses, filling about 1/3 of the glass.

Pour cold Thai tea, and voila! Thai pearl milk tea is ready to serve.

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FAQ.

Why is Thai iced tea, Orange?

It stands out for its dark amber or orange hue, and a top layer of whipped milk.

It is a perfect combination of strong tea, with dairy products and sugar.

Originally the variety used to make Thai tea was Celián tea.

However, due to its high price, it has been exchanged for a local variety known as Bai Miang.

Grown in places like Chiang Rai Province, one of the most interesting areas to visit on a trip to Thailand.

Then to Thai tea are added other traditional ingredients may include orange blossom water, red and yellow dye.

What is the best time to have it?

As you can see, it may not be a tea to drink at any time of the day.

On the one hand, it is cold; on the other, sweet; Finally, spicy.

While Thais may drink it at all hours of the day, it may be best to be reserved for dessert.Related article:

Recommended daily dosage.

According to one study, the maximum tolerated dose of tea by a human is around 3.75 Liters at a time, or 0.9 Liters three times a day.

Therefore, we should be aware of taking less than the dose indicated above.

As it can cause nausea, stomach pain, kidney damage, constipation, or anxiety.

It can activate Parkinson’s and cause diarrhea.

Daily consumption (3) of more than 300 mg (compared to the use of less than 100 mg) of caffeine may be associated with an increase in gestational age and also causes an increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension.

What’s the difference between sweet tea and iced tea?

Tea is a very popular drink all over the world.

Within the United States, there are two variations of tea that are very popular.

These are labeled as sweet tea and iced tea.

These mixtures surprise many people, as both are served frost.

Despite the apparent similarities, there are differences that relate not only to taste but also to cultural differences in the north and south of the country.

Sweet tea

Sweet tea is a very popular drink in the southern states of the country.

People in the United States drink this drink in large quantities, and it’s a basic drink,

In fact, Southerners drink sweet tea all year round and not just during summers.

The recipe for making sweet tea is simple and easy, as you need to boil water and add sugar and tea bags inside of the tea to be made for a while.

Serve in glasses with ice. You can also add flavors such as mint, raspberry, or lemon.

Ice tea.

As the name implies, iced tea is the tea that is served cold with ice cubes in the drinking glass.

Iced tea is the basic drink in the northern part of the country where it is consumed without adding sugar.

Although some people like to add sugar to make it sweet.

It is also known as solar tea when iced tea has been prepared at low temperatures.

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