Enjoy a taste of Malaysia with this luscious tea native to the country.
Teh Tarik is a delicious Malaysian specialty you can find in any restaurant or cafe in the country. It is so delicious and easy to make that you would not believe how a few extra steps and different ingredients can turn a normal cup of black tea into a smooth, creamy, frothy, luscious beverage of which you will cherish every sip.
The word for tea in Malay is “teh”, and the elongated pouring process that makes the tea extra frothy is called “tarik”, hence, “teh tarik”.
While it may sound like your standard cup of tea, the extra pouring steps combined with the use of condensed milk makes for a cup of tea like you have never tasted before.
- 4 black tea bags
- 3 cups water boiling hot
- 4 tbs sweetened condensed milk or replace half with evaporated milk
- Sugar optional
- Steep the tea bags covered in the hot water for 5-8 minutes.
- Mix in the milk and sugar.
- Prepare two containers, preferably with curved lips to ease pouring with minimal dripping. With a steady stream, pour the tea from one container to the other back and forth. Carefully increase the height as you pour. The higher the stream, the frothier it’ll become. Be careful not to scald yourself. Tea will splatter. Repeat 4-6 times.
Ai Ping is from Malaysia but also calls Taiwan and the U.S. her home. Though armed with an IT and business background, she still prefers cooking, photography & blogging. Her website, Curious Nut says it all with its motto 'exploring life through the lens'. She loves to eat and cook, eat and play, eat and explore and share the love with everyone.