Thai Tea Dalgona

on October 13, 2021
Oct. 13th, 2021
Dalgona is once again all the rage thanks to the phenom that is 'Squid Game'. 
Thai tea dalgona combines both of my favorite things, thai tea & coffee. It is so beloved, we serve it at Polaris Cafe [double-shot espresso w/ thai tea]. 
Why is it so amazing? Thai tea itself is strong in spices and vanilla that screams sweetness--now imagine adding it the rich bitterness of coffee. 
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For Thai Tea Concentrate: 
  • 2 tbsp Loose Leaf Thai Tea [Oakland Tea Co's of course]
  • 1 cup boiling hot water [ 212c | 100f ]
  • 2 tbsp sugar [white sugar or raw sugar | you can also sub with monk fruit, stevia, agave, etc--but measurements will be different, adjust accordingly] 
  • 1/4 cup half&half or your choice of creamer [preferably something thicker, oat and coconut is a great alternative]
  • 1 cup ice
  • Tea bag or strainer [ Sometimes when I can't find any tea bags or strainer is in the sink, I would use a coffee filter or even just a paper towel] 
  1. If using a tea bag, put loose leaf tea inside bag. If not, pour hot water over loose leaf tea in cup. 
  2. Add sugar and mix. 
  3. Steep for 6-10 minutes. 
Notes: The longer the tea steeps, the stronger it will be. It will also give it a chance to cool down so the tea doesn't dilute too much when pouring over ice. 
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For Dalgona [ Whipped Coffee] 
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee 
  • 1 tbsp sugar 
  • 2 tbsp hot water 
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  1. Combine all the ingredients and either whip or use a frother. It can take up to 10 minutes to get to the fluffy consistency you see above. 

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The Finale: 

     

  1. Add ice in drinking cup
  2. Pour the thai tea concentrate over ice 
  3. Add fluffy dalgona 
  4. Add half&half or choice of creamer 

Enjoy! Here's the 30 seconds video

Cheers!

 

 
 
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