Iced tea, or Trà Đá (Vietnamese name) is, without any exaggeration, the heart and soul of Vietnamese street culture. With a cup of iced tea, people start their day, take a break, or create a reason to chat with people around them. Today, let’s explore some Vietnamese Iced Tea recipes to see how this drink has taken Vietnamese streets like a storm.

Drink iced tea on corner of Vietnamese street
It is easy to see iced tea stalls on every corner in Hanoi

1. How to make Vietnamese Iced Tea

In the article, we will guide you on how to make 4 popular types of Vietnamese iced tea. Here are recipes for making them.

1.1. Vietnamese traditional Iced Tea recipe

This is the most common way to make Vietnamese iced tea on the street. Although the recipe is simple, you can be a master of this drink for the first time with our tips.

Ingredients:

  • Water: 250ml
  • Green tea: 6 – 7 grams

Directions:

  • Step 1: Boil water to about 90 degree Celcius
  • Step 2: Pour green tea and boiled water in a teapot, then brew tea within 4 minutes.
  • Step 3: Repeat step 2 one more time to get the second tea from the tea leaves.
  • Step 4: Pour hot tea in a thermos to keep its heat.
  • Step 5: The last step is more of a tip then a step so tell only who you trust okay? Just kidding! Put a few ice cubes into the thermos afterward. You will have tea with a beautiful golden green color for a whole day of selling.

Remember: 

You should use filtered water instead of tap water because tap water contains heavy iron materials which will completely ruin the taste and color of the tea.

keep tea hot in bamboo basket
Put the teapot in a Vietnamese Bamboo basket to keep its heat for the whole day.

1.2. Vietnamese Pandan Iced Tea

While iced green tea is popular in Northern Vietnam, there is little difference in enjoying iced tea in Southern Vietnam. Instead of using green tea, people use pandan tea for a few reasons. The first is to lower the caffeine level and give the drink a different flowery aroma. The second is to cut down the cost of serving unpaid iced tea. Because people often serve iced tea as a free drink to go with a meal in restaurants.

About making Iced Pandan tea, you can use the same method as the traditional iced tea recipe. It is better to add more water to dilute the tea taste for people who want to enjoy the pandan tea aroma.

FGC’s Pandan Tea under “Tam Ma” brand name
FGC’s Pandan Tea under “Tam Ma” brand name

Or if you want to find premium green tea products, click here: Vietnamese green tea tin box: Necessary information for wholesalers

1.3. Vietnamese Lime Iced Tea

While the Vietnamese elderlies like drinking Green or Pandan Iced Tea, the young people like drinking Lime Iced Tea. It is because of its refreshing and slightly tangy taste. Vietnamese young people love sitting around a small table on the sidewalk, drinking Lime iced tea, and eating sunflower seeds.

Lime Iced Tea made by a popular tea chain in Vietnam
FGC’s Lime Iced Tea made by a popular tea chain in Vietnam

There is an interesting fact that the recipe is simple. Here’s what you need for a cup of Vietnamese Lime Iced tea.

Ingredients:

  • Jasmine tea: 150ml
  • Sugar: 30grams
  • Lime juice: 10 milliliters
  • Iced tea: 200 grams
  • Lime slices and mint leaves

Directions

  • Step 1: Make Jasmine tea by following the traditional Iced Tea recipe introduced above.
  • Step 2: After brewing the Jasmine Tea, add other ingredients in a cup
  • Step 3: Use 2 – 3 lime slices and mint leaves for decoration.

It is just that easy to make a delicious and possibly addicting drink for the summer.

The following is direction of how we make a recipe of Vietnamese iced tea:

For more delicious recipes of Vietnamese lemon tea, click here: FGC’s Vietnamese lemon tea – the brand of your choice

2. Secrets to have a good cup of Vietnamese iced tea

If you feel a bit hard to remember some tips that we have already given above, we will summarize them in this section and give you more details. Let’s find out what they are.

  • Choose the right water: Choosing water is really important to bring out the best flavor of the tea. Thus, you should use filtered water. Tap water tends to have too much iron and sediments that will affect the wonderful chemical compounds inside the tea. It will create an unpleasant aroma and taste.
  • Choose the right tea: It isn’t always the most expensive tea that will produce the best iced tea. Choosing the right tea will get the right drink. Therefore, to create the perfect Vietnamese iced tea for your coffee chain, don’t hesitate to contact us through our website or at info@vietnam-tea.com
  • Be careful of everything and step of making iced tea: To have a wonderful cup of tea, you should make it carefully in every step. Follow our youtube channel at Trà Cozy for detailed recipes.
Vietnamese iced tea recipe
Visit our Youtube channel – Trà Cozy, to watch more video about making Vietnamese Iced Tea

Related post: Vietnamese bottled tea: Bringing a real tea flavor to your customers

Not everyone is a talented barista, so here are some helpful tips for you. If you have a plan to open a coffee/tea chain, think of FGC’s products. We offer all Vietnamese tea ingredients reminded above for our customers. We also consult coffee shop owners about solutions that are helpful for them. For example, for a coffee shop, the quality of drinks should be consistent all the time. As a result, FGC can provide a standardized formula.

research Vietnamese tea recipe
Our expert to help customers have a perfect formula for making Vietnamese iced tea

We offer all Vietnamese iced tea ingredients reminded above for our customers. We also consult coffee shop owners about solutions that are helpful for them. For example, for a coffee shop, the quality of drinks should be consistent all the time. As a result, FGC can provide a standardized formula.

We offer our products in many forms, like tea bags, instant tea powder, or ready to drink tea. All these forms have standardized weight. Therefore, shop owners can make tea easier. There is no more being afraid that baristas will mess up the recipes. There is no more hassle when cleaning the teapot and cup because you can get tea bags out in a second.

FGC’s green tea in tea bag form
An example of FGC’s green tea in tea bag form

When your business is growing fast, there is no room for mistakes. Therefore, it is a better time to consider our solutions when opening your business.

Contact me, Bach Doan (Marketing Executive), at bach.dv@vietnam-tea.com if you have any questions about Vietnamese iced tea recipes and FGC’s products.

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