Teh Tarik

by Honey on Fri, October 05, 2012

If Malaysia had a national drink, it would be teh tarik. The pulling or ‘tarik’ action used by mamaks help to cool down the brew. What’s great about this technique is not only does it cools the drink down, it also creates plenty of froth.

A frothy tea to enjoy anytime, any place.

Serves 2 people

For a typical Malaysian breakfast, start your day with roti canai and a glass of teh tarik.

Get some height when you're 'pulling' the tea, this will make it frothier.

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Teh Tarik


  • Preparation
  • Total
    2 Tbs Loose Leaf Tea ( Non-flavoured black tea is best )
    4 Tsp Evaporated Milk
    3 Tbs Condensed Milk
    4-5 Cups Hot Water

1. Pour hot water into a sauce pan over the loose tea leaf and bring it to boil. Let it steep for 3-4 minutes.

2. Strain it into a kole (large mug / pot).

3. Put the milk in another kole then pour the tea into the milk and pour it back and forth. This is called 'tarik' (pulling). Keep doing this until mixed well and a frothy top forms.

To learn more, you can check out our video on how to make the perfect teh tarik.