Thai Iced Tea

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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5 cups water

1/2 cup sugar

5 whole star anise pods*

8 black tea bags

3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk


Mint leaves, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring the water, sugar and star anise pods to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add the tea bags. Allow the tea to steep and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Discard the star anise pods and the tea bags and whisk in the condensed milk. Pour into a large pitcher and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until ready to serve.
  2. To serve: Pour the tea into 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve.

Cook’s Note

*Can be found at specialty Asian markets.