Do you love Teh Tarik (a direct translation of this phrase will be “Pull Tea”). Well, for the sake of those of you who don’t know, it is actually a tea mixed with sweet condensed milk.
Malaysians like to drink “teh tarik” (a tea mixed with condensed milk with some bubble on top of it – I hope my brief simple definition of teh tarik is understandable).
Does the topic sound weird? Well maybe it is, for Malaysians who dwell in Malaysia, they don’t bother to know about this. But, if you live overseas and if you miss teh tarik, I’m going to give you a tip on how to make teh tarik overseas version!!! I studied in UK during my undergraduate and a friend Pakistani friend taught me how to make the so called teh tarik.
Check out the secret formula down there…
The standard operating procedure (SOP) of making “teh tarik” overseas:
1. Take 2 bags of tea. You can choose Lipton or Boh (if it is available there) or other good brands.
2. Fill your mug with 50% of hot water (you can also use a cup for lower volume/lower capacity).
3. Submerge the tea bags into the mug and allow the colour and taste to evolve from the bag. You can also stir it, or pull the bag in and out the mug.
4. After extracting the tea from the tea bag, add the balance 50% with fresh milk. Now, the mug content is 100% because tea solution (50%) + fresh milk (50%).
5. Then add in just a small pinch of salt.
6. After that, add in sugar according to you taste. If you want to have it sweet, add more sugar and vice versa.
7. Finally stir the tea in the mug. If you dare to “tarik” the tea, then please becareful, otherwise it will spill down and wet your floor OR injure your tender soft hands.
8. Ready to drink – it taste almost 99.5% like our home made teh tarik in Malaysia.
If you don’t have any idea on what is “teh tarik”, check out this video…