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Old 06-29-2007, 03:25 PM   #11
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Good Afternoon! What are you planning to fix for the 4th of July (if in the US)?
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:33 PM   #12
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Since I am sugar sensitive, I tend to use Stevia to sweeten, as it has no calories or carbs but is 100's of times stronger than sugar. If you get the highest grade, it has absolutely no back taste.

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You can make a very easy version with this recipe:

Thai Iced Tea

2 Tbsp. loose Thai tea
1/4 c. water
2 Tbsp. sugar
Ice cubes or crushed ice
1/4 c. half and half

Bring tea and water to a boil in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your taste. Strain the tea into another container and stir in the sugar. Pour the tea over ice in a tall glass immediately, or after the tea has cooled to room temperature. Top with the half and half.

For us, I buy bags of Thai Seasoning Mix (Por Kwan product) online and you add it to water and boil. When boiled for about 5 minutes, you strain it, fill you glass with ice, pour the strained tea over it and add coconut cream. For my coconut cream, I use Coconut Cream Powder (Chao Thai Brand), which I also buy online. It is instant and you just add warm water and you get great coconut cream for all your desserts, main dishes and making tea. I have ordered the Thai Ice Tea when dinning out, and they always have brought the coconut cream to the table and added it the glass of iced tea as it was served. This coconut cream powder is wonderful to have on hand.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:30 AM   #13
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Thai Breakfast

Try this link for a how-to on Thai iced tea. Also does rice congee in the same video.

Authenticity in question but maybe similar to what you are used to.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:59 PM   #14
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Thai Breakfast

Try this link for a how-to on Thai iced tea. Also does rice congee in the same video.

Authenticity in question but maybe similar to what you are used to.
I found the video fun, but as you say, although I'm not sure as I've never been to India, I think maybe the recipe is a bit of a hybrid. I have been making indian tea and congee for years but haven't seen it made like this. But of course you called it Thai iced tea. What a difference a word makes...
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I found the video fun, but as you say, although I'm not sure as I've never been to India, I think maybe the recipe is a bit of a hybrid. I have been making indian tea and congee for years but haven't seen it made like this. But of course you called it Thai iced tea. What a difference a word makes...
Yeah this is the thing really. What we are served in the land the dish comes from is often quite different from the same dish served in a foreign country (to that dish). Without knowing how authentic a dish the person is used to makes finding a recipe a bit like asking how long is a piece of string! Comes down to trial and error in the end.
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Yeah this is the thing really. What we are served in the land the dish comes from is often quite different from the same dish served in a foreign country (to that dish). Without knowing how authentic a dish the person is used to makes finding a recipe a bit like asking how long is a piece of string! Comes down to trial and error in the end.
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I was looking at the recipes posted and I thought that Thai ice tea uses coconut milk.
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