Thai Milk Tea Recipe — An Iced Tea Delight For This Summer

iced thai milk tea in glass with black color straw.

Are you bored of trying the same old recipes when it comes to having some refreshing drinks for summer? Well, we all are! So why not try a new recipe this season? Yes, it’s – Thai milk tea! It is a sweet, cold & creamy beverage & easiest to prepare at home. 

It’s from Thailand and the tea mainly consists of four ingredients. It is also known as cha yen sai nom, cha nom yen, and cha yen. It has a bright orange color which looks beautiful and delicious. Let’s now learn how to make this wonderful iced tea! 

How To Make Thai Milk Tea?

iced thai milk tea in glass with black color straw.

Thai Milk Tea

Simantini Singh Deo
Thai milk tea is a sweet & creamy tea that is quite popular nowadays, specifically in bubble tea joints. Know how to make this refreshing tea with us today!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 people


  • Medium-sized Pot
  • Fine Strainer Mesh
  • Bowl
  • Serving Glasses


  • 5 tbsp Black Tea Leaves
  • 4 Star Anise Whole
  • 4 Pods Green Cardamom Crushed
  • 2 Piece Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 0.5 Cups Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 tbsp Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 8 Cups Of Water
  • 2 Vanilla Beans Optional
  • 2 tsp Almond Extract Optional


  • First, assemble all the ingredients to make the tea.
  • Next, in a medium-sized pot, add water and bring it to a boil. Now, add the black tea leaves and all the other spices in the boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and strain the tea using a fine mesh sieve. Discard the spices and the tea leaves.
  • Take a separate bowl and add the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk & sugar. Give it a stir to mix all the ingredients properly.
  • Next, take the serving glasses and fill them with ice. Now, pour the tea over the ice leaving half the glasses empty for adding the milk mixture.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the glasses and your Thai iced milk tea is ready to enjoy!


  • We would recommend you utilize strong tea such as Ceylon, Keemun, or Assam. Alternatively, you can also utilize tea bags of black tea if black tea leaves are not available. 
  • To make this tea caffeine free, you can use rooibos tea. 
  • To give this recipe a vegan twist, just replace evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk with coconut milk and coconut cream. 
  • You can totally adjust the sweetness of your Thai milk tea according to your preference. Plus, instead of using white sugar, you can use brown sugar, palm sugar, honey, or even stevia. 
  • You can add nutmeg or cloves as spices in the tea too. 
Keyword Thai Milk Tea


We hope that this tea straight from Thailand makes your summers refreshing and light! Look no further than this Thai milk tea recipe this season. I am sure you are gonna love it! Are you looking for more cold tea recipes? If yes, then you must check out our recipes by visiting our website Bite N Sip


What Does Thai Milk Tea Taste Like?

Thai milk tea is actually sweeter when compared to regular tea because of sugar & condensed milk. Adding the milk makes it creamier as well as thicker but the spices are added to make the tea warm simultaneously. Here, the dominant flavor comes from the variety of black tea utilized to make it.

What is Thai Milk Tea Made Of?

Thai milk tea is prepared with strongly brewed black tea and is spiced with ingredients like cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon, etc. It is then sweetened with sweetened condensed milk & sugar and served over ice. 

Can I Drink Thai Milk Tea Daily?

Actually, Thai milk tea contains considerable quantities of added sugar, and that is why it is not recommended to be consumed on a daily basis. You can have it once a week.

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