I can say no to chocolate, no to ice cream, and even no to a slice of cake, but never. ever. no to milk tea. I always crave it, and there’s not a single minute in the day that I don’t want it. It’s becoming a problem.
Our favorite milk tea place, Tea Era, is in Mountain View, but it is closed on Tuesdays. Of course, Tuesdays always seem to be when I want milk tea the most! Because I can’t always rely on Tea Era, I made a backup plan, so here it is.
The black tea steeped with spicy star anise mixed with sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk makes a very tasty milk tea! It is the best backup plan ever.
- 5 cups boiling water
- ½ cup sugar
- 5 black tea bags
- 2 star anises
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
- Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water. Steep the tea bags and star anises in the water for 10 minutes, then strain the tea. Allow the tea to cool at room temperature for about one hour.
- In a small cup or pitcher, combine the evaporated milk and condensed milk.
- Fill four glasses halfway with ice, then pour the cooled tea over the ice. Mix in the milk mixture and serve.