Thai Tea Recipe

A glass of thai tea with some ice cubes and a straw in it.

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This authentic Thai tea recipe is incredibly flavorful, rich, and creamy. It's made from scratch with whole spices and tastes just as delicious as the ones from your favorite tea spots. Best of all, it's ready in only 15 minutes!



6 Black Tea Bags

2 ½ cups Water

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 

2 pieces Star Anise

1 tablespoon Whole Cardamom

1 Cinnamon Stick

1/4 piece Vanilla Bean

2 teaspoons Ground Turmeric

2 tablespoons Sugar 

1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

2 tablespoons Evaporated Milk or whole milk


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a tea pot. Add the tea bags, water, vanilla extract, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean, and turmeric and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the tea mixture through a strainer to remove the whole spices (if you are using a tea pot with strainer you can skip this step). Fill two glasses with ice and pour the tea over the ice.
  3. In a small bowl whisk the sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk (or whole milk) together until smooth.
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the iced Thai tea.


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