Try this Thai Green Tea (ชาเขียว) drink for a taste of Thailand in your own home! It combines Thai tea mix with matcha powder and sweetened condensed milk for a delicious blend of flavors. This refreshing drink is perfect for hot summer days or when you want something special to satisfy your cravings.
This simple recipe uses Number One Milk Green Tea Mix in Fine Loose Leaves with Mild Jasmine Flavor. The Jasmine flavor and fragrance came through with this tea, and it's glorious together. This green tea mix is available at most Asian grocery stores.
- Why you'll love Thai green tea
- Thai Green Tea Mix
- What is Thai Green Tea?
- Ingredients for Thai Green Tea
- How to make Thai Matcha Green Tea
- Helpful kitchen notes and tips
- Helpful kitchen tools for making Thai tea
- What to serve with Thai green tea
- Top tip
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Thai Green Tea (ชาเขียว)
- Related Thai recipes you'll love
- Related Thai Recipes
When I was in Thailand in April of this year (2023), the country experienced the hottest and most brutal heat wave in 40 years! We stayed indoors with lots of cold iced drinks to cool us down. My niece repeatedly ordered this green Thai drink from coffee shops and vendors on the streets of Bangkok.
Let's just say, I cheated on my Thai iced tea and Thai coffee several times during the trip. So when I returned to my home in the United States, I set out to recreate the best Thai green tea recipe I could come up with. So here I'm with this tasty Thai green tea, one of Thailand's street food (drinks).
Why you'll love Thai green tea
- A harmonious blend of Thai tea and matcha powder for a distinctive flavor.
- Refreshing and invigorating, it is a popular drink for those afternoon slumps to enjoy as a pick-me-up energy boost.
- A versatile drink that can be enjoyed in different ways – hot or iced. It makes for a great drink for warm weather or hot tea for the winter months.
- A balanced combination of sweet and bold flavors.
Thai Green Tea Mix
What is Thai green Tea mix, Cha Tea Mug Brand, made from? The Thai green tea mix, Cha Tea Mug Brand, is made from green tea leaves, herbs, and spices. The exact ingredients may vary depending on the brand. Still, typically, it includes green tea leaves, pandan leaves, ginger, and sometimes other aromatic herbs like kaffir lime leaves or mint.
This unique combination creates a refreshing, aromatic beverage with a distinct Thai flavor profile. The tea leaves are carefully selected and processed to preserve their natural flavors and health benefits. When brewed, Thai green tea mix offers a delightful balance of earthy, floral, and citrusy notes, making it a popular choice among tea lovers worldwide.
What is Thai Green Tea?
The secret to this Thai Matcha Green Tea Latte lies in using the Number One Milk Green Tea Mix brand. This special blend combines fine loose leaves with mild black tea leaves, Assam tea powder, jasmine flavor, and matcha green tea.
Sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk are added to add sweetness and creaminess. A touch of sugar is mixed in until it dissolves completely, creating a perfectly balanced flavor. The result is a beverage similar to chai tea but with a Thai twist. Sip on this indulgent latte and let the flavors transport you to the streets of Thailand.
Ingredients for Thai Green Tea
- Number One Thai tea mix. The main ingredient for this recipe. Find it in most Asian markets.
- Sweetened condensed milk. The primary sweetener for this recipe.
- Sugar. Monk fruit, palm, brown, honey, or agave works as sweetener substitutes.
- Salt. Help balance out the sweetness of the sugar and condensed milk.
- Matcha powder. Use high-quality tea powder if possible. Ceremonial-grade matcha is the best, but use what's available to you, and the flavors of the Tea tea mix are strong enough to
- Hot water. For steeping the tea mix.
- Evaporated milk. Half and half or coffee creamer works too.
- Lots of ice. Crushed ice brings it up a notch!
How to make Thai Matcha Green Tea
French press method
Step 1: In a heat-safe mixing bowl or heat-resistance drinking pitcher, add sugar, condensed milk, match powder, and salt, and whisk until smooth. The creamy green color is so satisfying to watch!
Step 2: Steep the green tea. Bring water to a boil in a pot. In a French press, add the tea mix, pour 3 cups of water over the Number One Thai tea mix, and steep for 4-6 minutes or up to 10 minutes if you love a strong brew. Plunge the French press, and pour the green tea into a tea sock, cheesecloth, or muslin bag, into the sugar mixture bowl to filter out loose tea leaves.
Step 3: Pour the strained tea water into a bowl with condensed milk, sugar, matcha, and salt and whisk well until the tea is smooth and the sugar dissolve. You'll have an inviting green tea staring back at you! (: Take a little sip to sample the flavor and adjust with more flavors as needed!
Step 4: Allow the coffee mixture to cool slightly before serving. Cool to room temperature if you have time. To serve, fill tall glasses with ice cubes and pour the chilled coffee mixture over the ice. Top the glasses of Thai tea with evaporated milk for added creaminess. Done!
Garnishing options: You can garnish your latte with a sprinkle of matcha powder on top, ground cinnamon, star anise pod, or a drizzle of brown sugar syrup.
Everything is the same except in step 2, where you fill a medium size stock pot with water and bring it to a gentle boil. Turn the heat off, then add 3 cups of hot water to a tea mix in a separate bowl. Stir the tea mix in the water and steep for 4-6 minutes. Strain the tea over a tea sock or cheesecloth to remove the tea mixes.
Follow Steps 3-4 in the French press section above!
Stir the coffee well with the condensed milk mixture. That's it! Enjoy your Thai coffee!
Helpful kitchen notes and tips
- Add ½-1 teaspoon of Moringa powder for a natural vibrant green color to achieve the ideal color. Moringa is a natural superfood made from the Moringa tree, full of health benefits!
- For less caffeine, use reduce the amount of Thai green tea mixture and matcha powder.
- If you're a fan of bubble tea, add tapioca pearls for a unique twist.
- Adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less sweetened milk and sugar.
- For added flavors, add a few drops of jasmine, pandan, or vanilla extract for a boost of fragrance and flavors.
Helpful kitchen tools for making Thai tea
- French press or copper stainless steel
- Cheesecloth or a slightly higher-grade material
- Tea socks
- Ice cube trays
- Large pot for boiling tapioca balls
- Reusable large straws for boba tea
- Tall glasses for serving drinks
What to serve with Thai green tea
- Enjoy this Thai green tea drink for any spicy Thai food. This Thai milk tea's extra sweetness and creamy texture help soothe the spicy flavors.
- Thai snacks like spring rolls or crispy tofu are excellent accompaniments to your Thai Matcha Green Tea Latte.
- You can opt for decaffeinated black tea bags or mix in some green tea leaves to reduce caffeine.
- For an even creamier texture, blend the ingredients in a blender with ice before pouring over a serving glass.
- Replace whole milk with almond or plant-based milk for a vegan version.
- Instead of brown sugar syrup, use honey or agave syrup as a natural sweetener.
This latte is best enjoyed fresh due to its blend of brewed tea and matcha powder. If you have leftover brewed tea, store it in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Brew black or Thai tea mixes with less water if you prefer a bolder flavor. You can also experiment with different tea ratios to coconut milk for your desired taste.
Frequently Asked Questions
While matcha tea bags are an option, matcha powder's vibrant green color and bold flavor truly enhance the latte's character.
The amount of caffeine depends on the tea blend you choose. Strong black or traditional Thai tea mixes will result in moderate caffeine content.
Absolutely! Adjust the quantities of each ingredient accordingly and enjoy a crowd-pleasing batch.
Yes, matcha is known for its antioxidants, while Thai tea can have some health benefits from the spices and tea leaves used.
You can experiment using strong brewed green tea leaves, which might result in a slightly different flavor profile.
This recipe combines the elements of traditional Thai tea and matcha, offering a unique fusion of flavors.
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- Thai iced tea recipe, Cha Yen
- Cha Nom Yen, Thai pink milk
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