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Thai Iced Tea

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Step 3: Serving

To serve the tea, fill a tall glass with ice, and pour the tea over the ice, leaving about 1/4 of the glass empty at the top. Open a can of evaporated whole milk (NOT sweetened condensed milk), and top the glass off with it. Pour slowly, so that the layers stay distinct. Serve with a straw or long spoon for mixing!

Some people like more milk than others, so you'll have to experiment a bit. Likewise, some people like to drink their tea with the layers intact, and others like to mix it up right away. Thats the fun of the drink! If you serve it with layers intact, then each person decides what they want to do. Personally, I mix it very gently, so that it still has some swirls of milkier and less milky tea, but isn't completely layered.
 
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My Asian Market sells Thai Tea.. I put it in the Coffee maker and brew a pot just like coffee.. Much easier.. I have tried condensed sweetened milk vs sugar and evap milk.. it is wonderful.. I also make it with a lot splenda and fat free half and half for a fat free sugar free version.. it is pretty good!!!!
wilsongaw6 years ago
Question? How do you achieve the 2 layer effect as showed in the picture, cause everytime i do it,when i pour the evaporated milk on top of the ice and tea the evaporated milk settles down immediately to the bottom of the glass, therefor cannot get the two tone effect of orange and dark bown as shown on your picture. Please enlighten me. Thank you very much. Wilson.
Phoghat8 years ago
Tried making this and it was good! Also tried making it with less sugar and condensed milk and I liked that too. First version was better.