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Thai Iced Tea Recipe

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As many of my close friends and family members know, I don't drink coffee. Ever. At all. I tried it, and after a long while, I decided it sucked.

Now, on the other hand, I LOVE tea. Hot tea. Cold tea. Tea latte. Chai tea. Tea in food. Green tea ice cream. Tea, tea, tea!

One of my favorites is Thai iced tea. It seems like a very complicated concoction, but it really isn't that difficult to make. The key is finding good loose Thai tea leaves.

I have a hard time finding loose Thai tea locally, so you can either buy it online at Adagio's Gourmet Teas or go to San Francisco's Chinatown. I personally buy Thai tea whenever we go to the bay area at Red Blossom Tea Co. in San Francisco. It's part of our after-Thanksgiving tradition.




Ingredients
8 cups water (2 quarts)
3/4 to 1 cup loose Thai tea leaves
1 cup sugar (or more or less to taste)
cream, whole milk, half and half, evaporated milk, or other milk-like substitute (some people like coconut milk or soy milk)

Method
1. I…