We’re obsessed with making this thai iced tea recipe at home! We have the secret to what makes this just like what you would order at your local Thai restaurant.

Easy Thai Tea Recipe like Restaurants

You guys, if you like thai tea, then you can make it at home! No need to head out to your Thai restaurant for thai iced tea when it’s easy and you can make gallons of it.

Thai Iced Tea Recipe in a glass with straw

Our  recipe really is that delicious, just like the restaurants. It starts with the thai tea mix that is commonly used. Anyone who has tasted our recipe always say how it’s exactly like the restaurant versions. Only difference is that our version has less sugar. So if you like it more sweet you can definitely add the sugar to taste.

There are several brands of thai tea mix and the one that is our current favorite is the Cha Thai Tea Mix. These mixes are what many Thai restaurants use. The mixes are dyed with yellow food coloring (look on the package) and that’s what gives it it’s bright orange color. Also, Thai tea has a vanilla aroma to it. So if you want to have the brilliant orange color and flavors like most of the Thai restaurants, then this is one of the brands of thai tea to buy: Cha Thai Tea Mix.

There’s are lots of other brands of Thai tea mixes to buy, and we’ve tried as many as we can to get you our recommendations for other options to buy. This is another one of our favorites: (Number One) Cha Tra Mue Brand Thai Tea Mix.

Thai Iced Tea Recipe pouring milk

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The creamy goodness in this drink comes from half and half. If you want, you can use other creamers such as coconut milk, whole milk or sweetened condensed milk. What ever you use, make sure to consider the sweetness of those creamers because they’ll change the sugar level of the overall thai iced tea once added to the brewed tea mix.

Have fun with this drink!

Add some fun straws and what you have is some awesome drink that all your friends will be blown away at how delicious it is! This thai iced tea recipe is literally, dessert in a glass. And if you’re craving another great drink, try bulletproof coffee!


How to Make Thai Tea Ingredients :

Here are our favorite Thai Tea mixes and the traditional, re-useable strainer the we love:

Another mix which many of our This is the mix we commonly find in Asian stores around us.

Our current favorite Thai Tea mix. Make it just like the restaurants!

Go traditional with this Thai Tea Filter. Get a second one for coffee too!

This recipe was originally published 2017 and updated in 2022! 


Our Thai Tea mix is from the Cha Thai Tea Mix bag. We reduced the amount of sugar that they suggested, but you can definitely add more if you like your Thai Iced Tea to be sweeter. The finished and brewed Thai tea mix keeps well in the fridge. Brew the tea, strain, and then chill, storing in the fridge until you are ready to serve. This can be done several days ahead of time. The brewed thai tea lasts about 10 days in the fridge (without the half and half).
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  • 1 cup (80 g) Thai Tea Mix
  • 4 cups (980 ml) water
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (240 ml) half and half or other creamer (some folks also use coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk) *approximately
  • ice cubes


  • Bring water to boil and add the thai tea mix. Add sugar and gently stir to completely dissolve sugar. Gently boil tea for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
    Pouring sweetener into pot with water and Thai tea mix
  • Allow tea to steep for at least 30 minutes and allow it to cool. The more concentrated the tea flavor, the better the Thai tea tastes.
    Thai tea mix steeping in a pot
  • Strain the Thai tea and aside to cool (we prefer to strain through a traditional re-useable cloth filter to remove any sediment). You can make this ahead of time and have the Thai tea chilling in the fridge. Completely chill before serving.
    Straining the Thai tea through a cloth strainer
  • Fill glasses with ice and pour in Thai tea leaving enough room to fill in your half and half (or other creamer). For an 8 oz. glass we like to add about 2-3 tablespoons of half and half for a creamier flavor.
    Pouring half and half into glass with ice and Thai tea


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 26mg, Potassium: 66mg, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 145IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 47mg

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