There has been a lot of winding around here. So much winding had me wound up for a brisk cuppa. Only my craving was for a sweet something we had in Southeast Asia….in Malaysia….one of those things, that when described, you go “eeeeuwwww, how could anyone drink that?” and then you ask for seconds. Such is my hankering for Teh Tarik…the urge does not come often, but when it does stand back, really stand back, because my technique is not the best and you may be splashed with hot super-sweet milky tea.
- Brew yourself a cup of tea, I recall Boh being the popular brand while on Borneo, but I’ve since discovered that Cocoanut Tree Brand Tea (with the misspelling) is considered by some to have the most authentic flavor…no telling where to get that in these parts, so I use PG Tips which brew fast and strong.
- Next add lots of sweetened condensed milk….LOTS of it. TONS of it, so much you’ll need a tall glass so you can fit it all in. I use Santini Organic.
- Now for the fun – you need to pull the tea. Teh Tarik means Pulled Tea, so you pull it by pouring it from glass to glass, to mix it all up really well, so the sweetened condensed milk does not sink to the bottom. You pour it from as high as you dare, in a long thin stream. Back and forth to get a good froth on the top.
They have competitions for this. I would not win, I am messy messy messy. My lack of technique is a good reason for starting an apron collection again.
Best of all is drinking it…especially on a nippy fall day.
No More Microwaves has a recipe for 4, I’d drink half….