Making your own Thai tea at home can be a fun and delicious project. Thai tea is a popular drink that combines black tea with spices and sweetened condensed milk. Here's a recipe for you to try:
4 cups water
4-5 Thai tea bags (available at Asian grocery stores or online)
1/2 cup sugar (adjust according to your preference)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Bring the water to a boil in a pot.
Once the water is boiling, add the Thai tea bags and sugar. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
Reduce the heat to low and let the tea steep for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure the flavors are released.
After 5 minutes, remove the pot from the heat and strain the tea into a pitcher or large bowl. Discard the tea bags.
Let the tea cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate it for at least 1 hour to chill.
Once the Thai tea is chilled, fill a glass with ice cubes.
Pour the tea into the glass until it is about 3/4 full.
Add sweetened condensed milk to taste. Start with a few tablespoons and adjust according to your preference for sweetness.
Stir the tea and condensed milk together until well combined.
Taste the Thai tea and adjust the sweetness or milkiness if desired.
Serve the Thai tea with a straw and enjoy!
Feel free to experiment with the sweetness and milkiness of your Thai tea. Some people prefer a stronger tea flavor, while others like it sweeter or creamier. You can also garnish your Thai tea with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg for added flavor.