6 cups water
1 cup Thai tea (cha Thai)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 to 1½ cups evaporated milk
- Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the tea and remove pan from the heat. This tea tends to float to the top, so stir it gently until the leaves are submerged. Steep for about 5 min. the liquid should turn a bright orange-brown and have a strong taste, with no hint of bitterness.
- Pour the brew over a coffee filter or a fine-mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Add the sugar to the tea and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature, cover, and refrigerate until ready to drink.
- Fill tall glasses with ice. Add enough tea to fill the glasses about ¾ full. Then float 3 to 4 tbs. of evaporated milk over the ice. Serve with iced tea spoons.