Thai Iced Tea

This recipe comes from Italian chef, Giada De Laurentiis – she may be Italian and cooks a lot of Italian goodies but she also enjoys Thai food. Once again I was watching the Food Network channel while doing my morning workout and watched her make this tea.  It just sounded and looked so good; I mean black tea with aromatic anise pods and yummy sweetened condensed milk – all three flavors came through perfectly.  A delicious, cold beverage…

Thai Iced Tea

  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 whole star anise pods
  • 10 black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ice (made with some of the tea – I used large silicone ice cube trays)
  • mint leaves for garnish

Bring the water, sugar and star anise to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Allow to steep for about 1 hour. Discard the star anise and tea bags and whisk in the condensed milk. Pour some into ice cube trays and refrigerate the rest in a pitcher for at least 1 hour.

Add the tea ice cubes to glasses and pour the tea into each glass. Garnish with fresh mint leaves or lemon balm would be good too.

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I’m heading over to Angie’s party and bringing a couple pitchers of this delicious, cold drink 🙂

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