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.
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]
- If using a tea bag, put loose leaf tea inside bag. If not, pour hot water over loose leaf tea in cup.
- Add sugar and mix.
- 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.
For Dalgona [ Whipped Coffee]
- 1 tbsp instant coffee
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp hot water
- 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.
- Add ice in drinking cup
- Pour the thai tea concentrate over ice
- Add fluffy dalgona
- Add half&half or choice of creamer
Enjoy! Here's the 30 seconds video.