Thai Tea is made from strongly brewed black tea, often spiced with ingredients such as star anise, crushed tamarind, cardamom, and occasionally others as well (often making this beverage a favourite among the masala chai tea fans).
This brew is then sweetened with sugar and sweetened condensed milk, and served over ice.
I often have wondered, what gives the Thai Ice tea the bright orange colour? Is it the colour of the tea leaves? So I went on a quest to find out, it is actual food colouring! Yes, the bright, unique colour of Thai Iced Tea comes from food colouring added to black tea in Thai Tea Mix.
On its own, the brewed tea is a deep red so not orange. When it is stirred in sweetened condensed milk, soya milk or another type of milk, and the tea turns orange. You definitely need the thai cotton filter to strain the tea, as there are 5inch in diameter which is sufficient. I love the ones that are sustainable.
Thai tea does contain approximately 20-60 mg of caffeine as it is prepared using black tea leaves. Depending on the total amount of caffeine, however, it varies greatly given several factors such as water, milk, and ice – (how highly concentrated the tea is).
Thai Tea Power Mix
Condensed Milk, Soya Milk or regular Milk
Water to mix