Thai Sweet Iced Tea


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup Thai tea leaves
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon crushed cardamom pods
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup half-and-half, or to taste
  • crushed ice, as needed
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in tea leaves, vanilla extract, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. Cover and remove from the heat. Let steep for 15 minutes.


  • Step 2

    Pour tea through a fine mesh strainer; discard tea leaves. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  • Step 3

    Fill glasses with crushed ice. Pour tea into glasses and top with half-and-half.

  • Cook's Note:

    You can use condensed milk in place of half-and-half.

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