Homemade Thai Tea

For years we have enjoyed Thai Tea at restaurants and drink places. We have also purchased powdered Thai Tea mix, but I always seemed to find that they contained artificial dyes. This recipe is so easy, and it beats the often expensive prices and the food dyes.

Keep in mind that there are so many variations of Thai Tea out there! There are quite a few different teas out there, and ingredients range from whole milk to regular sugar.


~ Thai tea
~ Sweetened condensed milk

I recently bought Thai Tea so that we could make this on our own at home. Even though the bag claimed that the tea is all natural, we found that it stains things orange (including our countertops), so be careful about not making a mess.

This is a loose tea, so you’ll need strain it yourself.

We found that this is a finer tea, so we used mesh bags that we found on Amazon to brew and strain the tea. (Also great for other things like nut milk or horchata!). You could alternately get a Thai Tea filter.

Follow the brewing instructions for your Thai Tea. We used 8 cups hot water with about 1/2 cup of tea, but you can make whatever amount you want, brewing it per the packaging.

Once your tea is brewed, add sweetened condensed milk. We used a good portion of a 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk for our recipe.

Mix thoroughly and refrigerate.

What do you think?

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  • heather
    July 19, 2020

    My goodness this tea sounds so good I am so going to make this one this summer thanks for sharing.

  • Mitch
    July 22, 2020

    I was just asking my friend to get this recipe for me! I love Thai iced tea, even without the cream, it is delicious! And now that I make homemade Pad Thai, this is the perfect drink to go with it!

  • Brenda
    July 22, 2020

    Hi it’s Brenda from RubyHemMinistries.com I never knew how homemade tea was made. Thanks for sharing.

  • Pam Wattenbarger
    July 22, 2020

    My kids love to make thai tea. We’ve been a fan since we tried this at a restaurant a few years ago!

  • Tasheena
    July 22, 2020

    I’ve never had Thai tea before. Would love to try it.

  • Heather
    July 23, 2020

    Love Thai tea at restaurants. Can’t wait to make it at home!

  • Chei
    July 23, 2020

    Oh my! This thai tea looks so good! I will definitely make this for my husband. Thanks!

  • Jennifer Van Haitsma
    July 23, 2020

    My husband loves tea, so we will have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Monica Y
    July 23, 2020

    Yummy, it looks so refreshing and delicious, I might need to look for the ingredients to make some on my next trip to the market

  • Jessica
    July 23, 2020

    I’ve had chai tea, but not thai tea! 😉 I can’t wait to try this, it looks delicious!

  • Kita Bryant
    July 24, 2020

    I could really go for some of this. Your recipe looks so easy and delicious!

  • Wendy Polisi
    July 24, 2020

    Thai tea is one of my favorite teas to drink. I would really love to make this.

  • Swathi
    July 24, 2020

    Homemade thai tea looks delicious. I am going to try it at home.

  • Alexa
    March 16, 2024

    I have just started getting into tea to replace coffee. I will have to add this to the list of teas to try

  • Ramil Hinolan
    March 16, 2024

    Thai tea is a popular flavor when it comes to milk tea. Now, I can enjoy milk tea without the artificial dye by following this recipe.

  • LisaLisa
    March 16, 2024

    As an avid tea drinker, I would love to try out this Thai Tea, it looks so delicious. I need to give this one a try soon.

  • Hannah Bures
    March 16, 2024

    I can not wait to try this! It looks so rich and creamy!

  • Catalina
    March 16, 2024

    Homemade Thai tea has always seemed like a mystery to me, something only to be enjoyed at restaurants or tea shops. But your post has demystified the process beautifully and infused me with the confidence to try it out myself.

  • vidya
    March 17, 2024

    that thai tea looks so perfect.. we have bought premade stuff which we just add water to before but will try this soon

  • Beautiful Touches
    March 17, 2024

    This home made Thai tee looks simple enough to make at home and I know it’s delicious! I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

  • Lynndee
    March 17, 2024

    I had Thai tea at a Thai restaurant before and I really enjoyed it. I will have to try your recipe sometime.

  • Clarice
    March 17, 2024

    I would love to try this at home! I did not realize there are only 2 ingredients needed. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Yufi Rizkianti
    March 18, 2024

    I am a tea lover, and Thai tea is one of them. Every morning I have to drink hot tea to start the day.

  • Lavanda Michelle
    March 18, 2024

    I love being able to make healthier versions of our favorite drinks at home, especially when it means avoiding those pesky artificial dyes. Can’t wait to try it out with my family!