Thai Iced Tea

I love sweet tea. Hot tea. Tea in general. So I had to make this tea…

  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 5 whole star anise pods*

  • 8 black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
  • *Can be found at specialty Asian markets

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring the water, sugar and star anise pods to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add the tea bags. Allow the tea to steep and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Discard the star anise pods and the tea bags and whisk in the condensed milk. Pour into a large pitcher and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

To serve: Pour the tea into 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve.