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Old 03-15-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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Thai Iced Tea

Does anyone know a good recipe for Thai iced tea? I love getting it in restaurants but it has a lot of sugar. I'm wondering if i couldn't use Splenda. Also having trouble locating the right type of tea. Maybe Whole foods would have it.

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Old 03-16-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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Asian supermarkets usually carry it.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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Here is a recipe that impressed me:

1 gallon water
8 Chinese star anise, ground
1 tablespoon orange flowers
1 tablespoon powdered vanilla
1 pinch of clove powder
1 pinch chopped cinnamon
3/4 quart long cut China black tea leaves
1 to 2 cups sugar
1 quart half & half
red food coloring
crushed ice

Boil water. Add star anise, orange flowers, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, and tea leaves to boiling water. Continue boiling for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Cover and allow to steep until luke warm. Strain, and add sugar to taste. Serve in a clear glass over plenty of crushed ice. Top with half & half.



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Old 05-02-2007, 11:50 AM   #4
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Here is a recipe that impressed me:

1 gallon water
8 Chinese star anise, ground
1 tablespoon orange flowers
1 tablespoon powdered vanilla
1 pinch of clove powder
1 pinch chopped cinnamon
3/4 quart long cut China black tea leaves
1 to 2 cups sugar
1 quart half & half
red food coloring
crushed ice

Boil water. Add star anise, orange flowers, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, and tea leaves to boiling water. Continue boiling for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Cover and allow to steep until luke warm. Strain, and add sugar to taste. Serve in a clear glass over plenty of crushed ice. Top with half & half.



Thanks, Shaheen, for the recipe, but where does one get these exotic ingredients? Are they expensive? Can I substitute powder with liquid vanilla?
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:11 PM   #5
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YUM! I love Thai Iced Tea!!!
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:48 AM   #6
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Thanks, Shaheen, for the recipe, but where does one get these exotic ingredients? Are they expensive? Can I substitute powder with liquid vanilla?
Hey I'm so sorry for such a late reply. Was tied up with studies and a new job. I'm really not sure where you'd get these ingredients cos I live in India! By liquid vanilla do you mean essence? I'm not sure if that woud work since that very strong and is used mostly in baking.
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Thanks, Shaheen, for the recipe, but where does one get these exotic ingredients?
Asian Market, 2001 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95122

Lion Market, 471 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:08 PM   #8
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Thanks Caine and Shaheen for the info!
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:13 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaheen
Here is a recipe that impressed me:

1 gallon water
8 Chinese star anise, ground
1 tablespoon orange flowers
1 tablespoon powdered vanilla
1 pinch of clove powder
1 pinch chopped cinnamon
3/4 quart long cut China black tea leaves
1 to 2 cups sugar
1 quart half & half
red food coloring
crushed ice

Boil water. Add star anise, orange flowers, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, and tea leaves to boiling water. Continue boiling for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Cover and allow to steep until luke warm. Strain, and add sugar to taste. Serve in a clear glass over plenty of crushed ice. Top with half & half.



this sounds more like iced chai to me
most thai restaurants just use freshly brewed black tea, ice and sweetened condensed milk *shudders*
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:47 PM   #10
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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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