Discover the World of Thai Iced Tea

Discover the World of Thai Iced Tea

Discover the World of Thai Iced Tea

Most of you have probably enjoyed Thai Iced Tea before—the sweet, milky, and vibrant orange tea commonly found in Thai restaurants across the US. However, did you know that in Thailand, this isn't the only type of Thai iced tea? There are several varieties of Thai tea drinks, each as delightful and refreshing as the famous orange milk tea, known as cha-yen. Two other popular versions are cha-manow and cha-dam-yen, both of which use the same base tea.

"Cha-dam-yen" is a simple yet delicious drink made by brewing Thai black tea, sweetening it with sugar, and serving it over ice. **Cha-manow** takes cha-dam-yen to the next level by adding a splash of lime juice (manow) before serving it over ice. It's that easy!

Here’s a straightforward recipe to create a versatile Thai tea base, perfect for making any Thai tea drink you desire. If you're like me and enjoy quick and easy recipes, this one's for you.

Thai Tea Base Recipe

- 6 cups of water
- 60 grams of Thai Tea Mix
- 150-300 grams of sugar (adjust to taste; I prefer 200 grams)

1. Boil the water.
2. Add the Thai Tea Mix and let it brew for 10 minutes.
3. Strain the tea.
4. Add the sugar, stirring until dissolved.
5. Pour the tea into a jug and refrigerate until cool.

Now that you have your Thai tea base, you can easily make a variety of Thai tea drinks:

1. Black Thai Tea (Cha-dam-yen):
- Simply pour the cooled Thai tea base over ice. Enjoy!

2. Black Thai Tea Limeade (Cha-manow):
- Cut two wedges of lime per cup. Squeeze the lime juice into the Thai tea base.
- Pour over ice. Enjoy!

3. Thai Iced Tea (Cha-yen):
- Pour the cooled Thai tea base over ice.
- Add half and half, coconut milk, or cream of your choice. Enjoy!

4. Thai Tea with Fruit Syrup:
- Get creative with your favorite fruit syrups—pineapple, strawberry, coconut, mango, orange, etc.
- Add the syrup to the Thai tea base, then pour over ice. Enjoy!


Below I attached the link step by step how to make thai tea base. Scroll down!

Feel free to share in the comments which Thai tea variation is your favorite!

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