Teh Tarik is a Southeast Asian milk tea beverage, that can be served hot as well as chilled. Its name is derived from its making technique which literally means ‘pulled tea’. The drink is poured from one glass to another for couples of times until soft foam is formed. The original ‘Teh Tarik’ seller will do a little dance while spinning around and round as they pull the drink. They apparently even have a championship for this entertaining skill. Since my words do not justly describe the uniqueness of Teh Tarik, do check out the sellers’ whirling here!
I personally think that teh tarik needs to taste strong, creamy, and smooth. Hence, I am writing you a recipe so you can make yourself a decent cup of Teh Tarik whenever you want, especially for those who live in areas where finding Teh Tarik sellers is really tough.
- 1 liter of milk
- 3 spoonful of creamer powder
- 20 mint leaves
- 5 spoonful of black tea
- 15 cloves
- sweet condensed milk (to taste)
- sugar (to taste)
The instruction is very simple. Boil black tea, cloves, and mint leaves in 1 liter of milk for 5 minutes, add the creamer powder and sweet condensed milk. Sift before pouring it into your mug. Use your hand mixer or blender to get the foam if desired.