Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea

Published on: May 31, 2019

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This low-carb take on a popular drink served at Thai restaurants is pretty close to the original. Authentic tea flavors combined with the creaminess of heavy cream will make you want to drink a gallon of this chai goodness. If you prefer hot over ice teas, simply skip the ice cubes and make a half cup more tea.

Thai Iced Tea

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly brewed chai tea
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Stevia drops, to taste
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions:

instructions

instructions

  • 1Brew the tea and allow to cool.
  • 2Pour cooled tea into a tall glass.
  • 3Add a bit of stevia to taste and add the heavy cream.
  • 4Add ice cubes and serve.

Recipe Tweaking

You can make this Thai tea vegan by substituting heavy cream with light coconut milk. If you don’t have chai tea on hand, strong black tea will work. Consider adding a bit of cinnamon, star anise, and nutmeg or simply use allspice to replicate chai flavors.

Health Benefits

Some studies [1] suggest that black tea polyphenols promote weight loss by inhibiting the absorption of some nutrients and by boosting fat burning. Allspice and many other spices have a similar effect [2] on metabolic health. Besides that, the added heavy cream helps support ketosis and provides nutrients like saturated fat, vitamin D, and calcium.


References:

  1. Pan H, Gao Y, Tu Y. Mechanisms of Body Weight Reduction by Black Tea Polyphenols. 2016 December 16 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27941615
  2. Angela Ladurner et al. Allspice and Clove As Source of Triterpene Acids Activating the G Protein-Coupled Bile Acid Receptor TGR5. 2017 July 17 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511840/
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