The “Teh Tarik” is not just a drink but a culture that has long existed in Malaysia which could also be called the national drink of Malaysia, is a typically bitter, strong tea that is mixed with condensed milk and then pulled until frothy. Tarik literally means ‘pulled’. The tea is poured from one vessel to another from a height that allows froth to start accumulating in the cup, while reducing the temperature of the tea. It is quite a spectacle to watch skilled people pulling this drink to bring it to its best frothy consistency. The Teh Tarik is usually drunk hot, although it can be served iced as well.
Besides going all the way to Malaysia to get your teh tarik, nowadays you’ll find the 3-in-1 mixtures for instant teh tarik. But instead of just pouring hot water into the mixture, why not try a new recipe, a teh tarik ice-blended to quench your thirst on a hot afternoon?