Thai Iced Tea

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Recipe: #24348

July 09, 2016

"Thai iced tea is a real treat. While regular iced tea can be somewhat mild, Thai iced tea is more concentrated and flavorful. This delicious drink is infused with star anise and cloves, which add a warm, spiced aroma. It's sweetened with a bit of sugar, then topped off with a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk. From Kitchn dot com."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (485.8 g)
  • Calories 139.5
  • Total Fat - 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.7 mg
  • Sodium - 31.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 7 g
  • Protein - 2.8 g
  • Calcium - 119 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 304.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove the pan from the heat. Place the tea bags, star anise, and cloves in the water, and make sure they are completely submerged. Steep for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Use a large spoon or a strainer to remove the tea bags, star anise, and cloves. Add the sugar and stir until it's completely dissolved. Let the tea cool to room temperature.

Step 3

Use tall glasses and fill each with ice cubes. Fill each glass 3/4 of the way full with tea. Add one tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk to each glass, and stir to combine. Drink immediately.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


This is good and different. I didn't know if my spices were too old or not. I would like to make this again and make it stronger with more spices. Yum!


(9 Jan 2022)


This was a wonderful glass of iced tea. The anise and cloves add a fabulous exotic taste to the black tea base. I don't usually put milk or sugar in my coffee or tea beverages, so I went a bit light on both of those ingredients. But I will definitely add more condensed milk next time because it adds a creaminess that makes this tea beverage so good. And I won't scrimp on that next time. Thanks, JostLori. The Thai Iced Tea was thoroughly enjoyed on this hot summer day.


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(21 Jul 2021)


I was fully prepared to not like this beverage because I've tried milk in hot tea and did not like it. Then again I do like creamer in my hot coffee, but did not like it chilled. Soooo... this is wonderful! I think the condensed milk brings out the flavor of the spices. It's almost like drinking ice cream.


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(7 Aug 2016)

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