Easy Thai Iced Tea Recipe

I got this from a former co-worker…and it she’s right — it tastes like the stuff in restaurants.

You have to have access to an Asian grocery store to get the tea ingredients. In San Francisco, try the “New May Wah” grocery store on Clement Street.


1 c. loose Thai tea
1/3 c. jasmine tea
8 c. boiling water
1 c. sugar for sweetness (vary according to taste)

Add the tea to the boiling water and keep at a low boil for 5 minutes.
Add sugar.
Pour into a pitcher and chill.
Add a little Half & Half into each serving to taste.

I was not able to find loose tea, and I do not have a tea filter, so I bought bagged tea. Check the portions on the box, but I used 8-9 bags of the Thai tea, and 3 bags of the jasmine. I removed the string & tag before putting the bags into a pitcher, and then I poured the boiling water into the pitcher. Worked for me, and got a thumbs up from a friend.

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2 Responses to Easy Thai Iced Tea Recipe

  1. Was your co-worker former Thai citizen? 🙂

  2. grubgirl says:

    Hi Jimmy – no, she’s Chinese. But she got the recipe from someone else…ethnicity unknown. Have you had a chance to try the recipe? I’m sure the better quality the Jasmine and Thai tea leaves are, the tastier the drink is.

    Well, on second thought, maybe not. I’m pretty used to a sugary concoction at the restaurants — someone could make a powdered mix tasting like that, I suppose.

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