Teh Terik ~ Malaysian Milk Tea

It was my silent desire to go to Singapore during these holidays. I don’t think I need to explain the reason. Singapore is a place I have wanted to go, but apart from that was my desire to meet Jehanne and Rekha. I really wanted to spend a couple of days talking about food, baking with them, observing how they work on their food photography… in fact, have some time just surrounding food. I planned, planned and planned. I had decided to stretch my budgets and take along the kids. Alas, nothing worked out! My leave is just 18 days, I got my tickets to and from home with so much difficulty mainly due to the peak season here, and on top of that, if I would have taken these days off, I would have to see a lot of brooding faces back home, who so eagerly waited for us to come and are so upset that we are staying for such less time! So there goes my cancelled plans and my sad heart… but for sure, I have made it up in my mind that I have to work this plan out at least next year, if not this year, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚


To pacify myself, let me take you to the tea that is so synonymous to my friend Jehanne’s native land. I don’t know if you are aware, but Malaysia is the house to a lot of Keralite Muslims, who settled there ages ago and went on to be residents. My great grandfather was one of them. I have relatives who have their roots in Malaysia, families and businesses there. Even Jehanne is one – considering that she has already mentioned about it in her blog long time ago. Two things that they really treasure are the Kerala porottas and their karak chai. I guess it must be taken up from our Keralite blood that went and settled their. Jehanne always keeps telling that their cuisine is a melting pot of South Asian and Indian food, which I feel is true. A cousin of mine is married to a Malaysian – yes, whose roots are Keralite, of course. Sometimes, she cooks her limited Malaysian delicacies at home, however our tongues are such that we cannot take blank tastes and need a lot of spice, which is on the really lower side in their cuisine. Well, this is what I know really limited…


I came across this tea during my initial cooking madness, when I was browsing blog after blog. I really don’t know where I referred to for this, but from the time I tried it the first time, I keep making it when I am in a mood for a sugar rush. Yep, the condensed milk gives it a different sugary feel altogether. What I love the most is the froth on the top. It remains in the tea till you finish it! Do you know what Teh Terik means? “Pulled tea” – no wonder the froth! πŸ™‚ Do try it if you are in a mood to play around with your usual cup of chai….




Teh Terik ~ Malaysian Milk Tea

Course Drink
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp tea powder/ dust
  • 2 tbsp condensed milk


  • Heat the water and tea powder till the the tea gets strong. Switch off.
  • Add the condensed milk and whisk till froth is formed. Pour from a height into your mug to maintain the froth.
  • Enjoy it before the froth deflates!


2 tbsp condensed milk is pretty sweet but gives a lovely body to the tea. If you want it less sweet, you may replaced a tbsp of condensed milk with 2 tbsp evaporated milk.
The froth stays till the end, which is so good! I guess it came from the whisking as well as the pouring part! πŸ™‚

Join the Conversation

  1. that sounds interesting and new , chai with condensdmilk?.. i dont use sugar in my tea

    1. Thank you so much Preetha chechi…

  2. may u plan to singapore come true soon.Nice frothy tea love to try it

    1. Thank you so much Babi…

  3. my fav tea.. have this tea and snack and fav book is really so relaxing πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Veena… πŸ™‚

  4. This tea looks terrific… and hope you plan your trip soon πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Gauri… πŸ™‚

  5. refreshing cup of tea..

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  6. wow !!! with condensed milk..never ever have thought of that. And yeah..scooitng off during a shot vacation will deinfinitely get you some not soo good comments. Its ok dear…next year..inshallah !

    1. Thank you so much Sona dear…

  7. We are sure looking forward to having you over Rafee πŸ™‚

    I first has this tea at Jehanne's place. She makes it for me most times apart from the other goodies:-) Awesome tea!

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… hope to see you as well InShaAllah… πŸ™‚

  8. Never thought of a tea with condensed milk. Will try soon!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  9. We have this Teh Tarik almost everyday overestimate here in Malaysia. I love mine without sugar.. Means instead of condensed milk, they used evaporated milk.. Nice

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  10. really interesting never heard about tea with condensed milk

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  11. wowo raffy i am wondering it is so easy to make… πŸ™‚ nice presentation

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  12. lovely tea with condensed milk πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  13. Tea with condensed milk wow want to try soon.

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  14. Its been a while i had this milk tea, one of my fav.

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  15. Ennal pinee kurachu semya koodi ital payasam ayee.Just kidding Rafee.Tea looks ugran .
    My grandmother's brother also settled in Malaysia and married a native. I guess Keralites have the feeling grass is greener on the other side including me :)))

    1. Ayye… athoru tasteum undavilla Meena!!! πŸ˜› I personally know of many of our people who have families there… thanks a lot dear… πŸ™‚

  16. @Meena – semiya lol….Tea semiya alley πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›
    @Rafeeda – ur tea and recipe certainly teh teriked me I mean pulled me 2wards it…Gud 2 know !!:)…So easy and interesting will try …

    1. Thank you so much dear… πŸ™‚

  17. New and interesting recipe!!!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  18. Ahhh Now I know Condensed milk is the one which made u fall in love with this!! I bet this should be too gud!!

    1. Thank you so much Aara…

  19. nice frothy tea Rafee….sometimes we make tea with evaporated milk

    1. I personally don't like tea with evaporated milk… thanks a lot, Shaami…

  20. i think u loves tea….so amny recieps u have na….nice…

    1. I love to experiment with them, dear… that's it… thanks a lot, Usha dear…

  21. Its actually teh tarik…and yes its malaysian favourite! I love them so much!

  22. I am Jenny Dsouza by profession Chef of one of the restaurants in hyderabad.
    I will definitely try to this..

    1. Thank you so much for coming by…

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