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Monday, February 21, 2011

Thai Iced Tea (cha yen)

 
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This is what wikipedia has to say: is a drink made from strongly-brewed black tea ("red tea" in East Asia). Other ingredients may include added orange blossom water, star anise, crushed tamarind seed or red and yellow food coloring, and sometimes other spices as well. This tea is sweetened with sugar and condensed milk and served chilled. Evaporated milk, coconut milk or whole milk is generally poured over the tea and ice before serving to add taste and creamy appearance. However, in Thailand, condensed milk and sugar are mixed with the tea before it is poured over ice and then topped with evaporated milk. In Thai restaurants worldwide, it is served in a tall glass, though in Thailand it is more typically poured over the crushed ice in a clear (or translucent) plastic bag. It can also be made into a frappé at more westernised vendors.
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BTW, it's delicious. We had ours at Old Siam Thai restaurant in Columbus.
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4 comments:

Randy said...

They look delicious!

cieldequimper said...

Cheers!

Birdman said...

Looks delicious! I do love iced tea!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I like this post, too, but that cold be because I'm very thirsty at the moment!