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Thai Iced Tea



  • 6 cups water
  • 8 Thai tea bags (found in most Asian food stores) or any other good quality orange pekoe tea
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 12 mint leaves for garnishing
  • 1 cup evaporated milk or half-and-half
  • Crushed ice


  1. Bring the water to a boil, put the tea and ground cardamom in a teapot and pour the water over the tea. Let the tea steep for 5 minutes, then discard the tea bags and let the tea cool to lukewarm.
  2. Fill four 12 ounce highball glasses half-way to the rim with crushed ice and then fill two-thirds full with tea. Into each glass, add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup evaporated milk or half and half. Mix well.
  3. Garnish the top of each glass with 3 mint leaves and serve.


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