Despite us growing up in the south, we are not sweet tea fans, or really even iced tea fans. Classic iced tea, at least. Thai Iced Tea…well, that’s a different category of wonderful deliciousness altogether.
The best Thai Iced Teas are sweeter than sweet and a creamy orange tone. Our local thai restaurant makes a mighty fine cup, but some nights, homemade will do…
I start with these Authentic Thai Iced Tea bags. The box doesn’t list ingredients, though, and I have a feeling it’s full of yellow dye and artificial vanilla. Sigh. But. Cravings.
The trick to *really* good thai iced tea is adding a heavy cream. Half and half or sweetened condensed milk. And I bet coconut milk, the canned kind, would be SO GOOOOOOD.
Upon further research, I found out most Thai restaurants use this:
Thai Iced Tea Mix, Traditional Restaurant Style. Oh sweet orange elixir, I must go get some right now. See you on the other side of the sugar crash.