this is a great Thai link by an incredible woman. She instructed some classes in a SE Asian class I took at CIA Greystone.
Her cookbooks are beautiful and her life story is very interesting.
Go to the recipes and scroll down. It does call for a mix, I will see if I can find it on a search. Adventures in Thai Food & Travel
Thai iced tea is easy to make and wonderfully refreshing to drink. Various types of tea can be used in this recipe for iced tea, from ceylon to orange pekoe (or any black tea, such as Assam) to green tea. While packaged iced tea mixes appear attractively easy to make, once you try making iced tea from scratch, you'll wonder why you never did it before - it's nearly as easy, and tastes far better! It's also healthier for you (no chemicals, colorings, or preservatives). So make up a jug of Thai iced tea today and see for yourself how simple and thirst-quenching it is! INGREDIENTS:
SERVES 2 (Double the recipe for 4 or more)
4 cups boiling water
4 tsp. loose black tea (e.g. Lipton's Yellow Label), OR 4 tea bags (such as Assam, Orange Pekoe, Ceylon, etc..)
juice of 1/2 fresh lime (1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp.)
1 inch piece galangal OR ginger, grated
1/4 to 1/3 cup white sugar (taste-test for sweetness, adding more sugar as desired)
pinch of salt
ice cubes or crushed ice
optional: 1-2 drops jasmine essence (available in tiny bottles at Asian/Chinese food stores)
optional garnish: slices of fresh lime and sprigs of fresh mint or basil
Boil your kettle (you will need at least 4 cups water).
Measure 4 cups boiling water into a mixing bowl. Add the loose tea (or tea bags). Stir well. Allow tea to steep for at least 5-6 minutes while you add the other ingredients.
Grate the galangal or ginger into the tea (it doesn't have to be grated too finely, as the larger pieces will be strained out later).
Squeeze the lime juice into the tea, and add a pinch of salt. Stir well.
Add the sugar, starting with 1/4 cup. Stir to dissolve. Taste-test for sweetness, adding more sugar (1-2 Tbsp. at a time) until your desired sweetness is reached.
If using, add 1-2 drops of jasmine essence. Note: Be careful not to add much more than 2-3 drops, or your iced tea will turn out too "perfumed".
If you have been using tea bags, use a spoon to press them to the side of the bowl before removing them (to extract as much of the tea as possible).
Using a strainer and a ladle, strain the tea into a jug. Place jug in the refrigerator for an hour, or until tea is cold. OR, if you want to enjoy the tea right away, strain into glasses filled with ice.
Garnish the glasses with fresh lime slices and sprigs of fresh mint or sweet basil. Add straws if desired. ENJOY!!
Just noticed that doesn't have milk????? Sounds good though.