What is Thai tea?

Iced thai chai tea
Diana L

Thai tea vs Chai tea

In India, Chai is the word some languages use for tea. Traditional Indian-style chai has spices added, known as the popular Masala Chai, or "spiced chai".

Then what is Thai tea?

Thai tea is also a spiced tea, but it originated in Thailand in the late 20th century. If you've ever wondered why Thai tea is orange, it is common practice in Thailand as well as American Thai restaurants to add artificial food coloring to create a bright orange drink.

Thai tea is popularly served over ice with a lot of evaporated milk and sugar.

Our Thai Chai tea is a delicious blend of black tea and Thai spices plus lemongrass, ginger, and just the right touch of cinnamon.

Opening a pouch of our Thai Chai, your senses will be amazed by the aroma of creamy, sweet coconut and lemongrass – delicious pieces of coconut clearly visible amongst the ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom. 

How to Make Hot Thai Chai

To make hot thai tea, use two full teaspoons per 8 oz cup and steep at 212° for 5 minutes.

Iced Thai Tea Recipe

For the iced version, after steeping as noted above, allow the tea to cool.

Combine sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk and chill until slightly frozen. Use a milk frother to whisk until the sweetened milk creates a creamy froth for the rich Thai tea flavor. Coconut milk or cream can also be used, but it won't have the same restaurant-quality flavor.

Pour tea over crushed ice, top with the creamy froth, and add sugar for sweetness to taste. Give it a stir and enjoy! The only thing you'll miss is the bright orange color because there is no artificial dye added here as you'll find in the premade mixes!

 

Leave a comment
All comments are moderated before being published.

Read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Related posts

  • loose leaf tea and steeped glasses - the ultimate guide to loose leaf tea

    The Ultimate Guide to Loose Leaf Tea

    This guide is your passport to the journey of discovery, from choosing the best varieties to mastering the art of preparation. It will help you understand why loose tea is a superior choice over tea bags. Read on to learn how to select the best teas, and how to prepare them for optimal taste and health benefits.
  • best green tea for weight loss is a cup of green tea with tape measure

    Best Green Tea for Weight Loss

    In today's busy world, gaining extra weight is often due to poor eating habits. Consuming too much processed food and sugary drinks can contribute to weight gain. The health advantages of green tea make it a widely favored choice for weight loss supplement. Let us guide you through the realm of green tea and its influence on a weight reduction strategy.

  • pouring light chai tea into cup for summer

    Best Chai Tea for Summer

    Situated in the southwest, our anticipation of Summer might arrive a bit earlier than yours. However, the Summer season is approaching. The spicy flavors of chai are what we crave. Perfect when you are cozied up to a fireplace. But with the warm summer months ahead, find the best chai tea for summer so you can enjoy your favorite tea for warmer days.