I don’t drink coffee (broken record, I know), but I love me some half and half. When I was little, I’d take shots of the stuff at any and all restaurants, diners, wherever. I used to like coffee then too (early bloomer). Nowadays, I have to get my half-and-half kick in other ways, and as you can imagine, my options are pretty limited. I mean, it’s not like I can just go chugging it right out of the carton, right?
That’s a real question. Someone please answer.
Until I get the sign-off I’m looking for, this here Thai Iced Tea is an easy and tasty way to get my fix.
This is Thirsty Thursday: Thai edition. Gosh, I’m such a sucker for alliteration.
All you need for this is water, four plain black tea bags, sugar and some of that glorious half and half.
Did you know, half and half is only 12% fat? I expected that to be much higher and that discovery came as a pleasant surprise.
Oh! You’ll want ice too. Duh.
To make the stuff: Bring water to a boil and add the 4 black tea bags. to the pot. I taped the tea tags to the outside of the pot to keep them from falling inside.
Next, add the sugar and gently stir allowing it to dissolve completely.
Gently boil the tea for about 3 minutes, and remove from heat.
Let the pot of tea steep for at least 30 minutes to absorb as much of the black tea flavor as possible. Strong Thai tea = good Thai tea.
Once the 30 minutes are up, remove the tea bags and set it aside to cool some more.
Once cool, you can assemble, or place the tea in the fridge until you’re ready to do so. This is a great drink to make ahead.
Look how pretty.
To assemble, fill glasses with ice and fill each glass with about 2 to 3 parts tea, and 1 part half and half.
Stir it up and enjoy!
I love this stuff. Sweet, rich, refreshing and flavorful. Who needs coffee when you can get your half-and-half fix in a glass of sweet tea that rivals the strength of coffee? Definitely not me.
- 4 black tea bags
- 4 cups water
- ¾ cup sugar