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Thai iced tea

Thai Iced Tea Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Thai iced tea is like chai tea in that both beverages are made with black tea and spices like clove and cardamom. But iced Thai tea has a unique orange color and a creamy base, which I get from using coconut milk. It’s super satisfying and can serve as a nice treat or pick-me-up after a long day.


  • 1 cup hot, boiled water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 4 cloves, whole
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 organic black tea bags
  • 2 organic orange blossom tea bags or 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)


  1. In a large cup with a slanted edge for pouring, combine all ingredients except for the cold water and coconut milk.
  2. Stir ingredients and steep tea for 8–10 minutes.
  3. Add ½ cup of cold water.
  4. Fill two tall glasses to the brim with ice.
  5. Using a small mesh strainer, pour tea evenly between two glasses.
  6. Top each glass with coconut milk, stir and serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Thai


  • Serving Size: 8 ounces
  • Calories: 104
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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