Spiced rooibos iced tea

    2 hours 10 min

    This caffeine-free, milky iced tea is spiced with star anise, cardamom and cinnamon and sweetened with condensed milk. Instead of rooibos you could use your favourite black tea.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1.2L water
    • 50g granulated sugar
    • 5 pods star anise
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 4 pods cardamom, crushed
    • 8 red rooibos tea bags
    • 180ml condensed sweetened milk
    • ice, to serve

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Place water, sugar, star anise, cinnamon stick and cardamom in a saucepan; bring to the boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Cover and let tea steep and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
    2. Remove tea bags and strain out whole spices; discard. Whisk in condensed milk. Pour into a large jug and chill in the fridge till flavours combine, at least 1 hour.
    3. Fill 4 glasses with ice. Serve tea over ice.

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    Delicious! I used orange-flavored black tea, as suggested by the recipe creator, and it was great! This reminded me a lot of iced chai tea, which is one of my faves. This is a definite keeper~YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.  -  14 May 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious! I put in a little extra sugar and added 1 tsp. of vanilla extract at the end in my pitcher of tea. I also used a little sweetened condensed milk and half&half. This IS the definitive thai iced tea recipe I will be using this a lot!  -  22 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a good iced tea. I like the Thai spices but just not in a tea form. I was a little skeptical about the sweetened condensed milk being too sweet but I was surprised how mellow the sweetness was.  -  26 May 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)