Three years ago, the hubs and I ventured to Thailand for our honeymoon and I always get a little nostalgic around this time of year.
It is an interesting country, a perfect, exotic paradise - at least where we stayed on Phuket. And the food, oh the food.
So much beauty...
But despite all the country has to offer, it unfortunately has a serious dark side, none of which we had to experience while we were there,
but something tells me I will get a lot of disappointed internet searchers directed to this post
(sorry I don't make up the coffee culture slang).
Anyhoo, jokes aside, I had a revelation recently about one of our
favorite drinks - the Thai iced tea. It is a strongly brewed, orangish Ceylon tea with typically some sweetened condensed milk
added. So basically a dessert (or five) in a glass.
And while recently enjoying another favorite beverage
- the "Dirty" Chai - which is your standard chai tea latte with a shot of espresso thrown in (the dirty), it hit me -
we could do the same with our beloved Thai iced tea. Dessert I can fully justify for breakfast, finally!
So I clearly got right on making this concoction and it is as delicious as I imagined...enjoy!
Yields: About 1 servings
"Dirty" Thai Iced Tea
- 6 oz brewed thai tea (I use
Wang Derm's Thai Iced Tea bags - they are authentic)
- 2 oz espresso (I used our Aeropress or you could add cold brew)
- 1/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/8 cup of cream
Combine Tea and espresso or cold brew and add to glass with ice.
Mix Sweetened condensed milk and cream.
Top tea/coffee combo with desired amount of milk/cream concoction.