Thai Iced Tea Recipe
Thai Iced Tea Notes
This is taken from a recipe given by a forum poster. His recipe called for fresh orange blossoms, which are hard to find in America, so I modified it to use orange flower water.
- 1 quart water
- 1-2 star anise
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 6 whole cloves
- 1/2 stick Ceylon cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons or two bags black tea (preferably China black)
- 2 teaspoons orange flower water
- 1/3 - 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1/4 cup per serving cream (dairy, soy, or coconut milk)
Add whole spices and tea to 1 quart water and bring to boil. Allow to boil 5 minutes, turn off heat, and steep until it cools to room temperature. Add orange flower water and sugar. Pour into glasses over ice and top with cream (I like to use light coconut milk, but half and half, cream, or soy milk work also). Serve immediately, without stirring.
Don't like milk or cream in iced tea? Leave it out - it's a fantastic regular iced tea, sort of an exotic twist on Southern sweet tea. Perfect for lounging on the porch on summer evenings.