The preparation of this delicious 'teh tarik' is fun as it is made by transferring it from one mug into another, lifting it as high as possible. The art of preparation of this delightful 'teh tarik' has became so popular that in recent years, a number of competitions were held to find the best participant who could prepare it in the most exciting way. 'Pulling' the tea as high as possible is not the only criteria as creativity and the taste are also taken into consideration.
The art of 'pulling' the tea is definitely fun but some swore that it actually makes the tea tastes better as it creates a layer of frothiness at the top making it lips-smacking good. That is what 'teh tarik' is all about. You can generally find it at 'Mamak' eateries and would be best if enjoyed with the famous 'Roti Canai' flat bread and Dhal Curry.
However, it is important to select the right type of tea leaves to ensure a perfect cup of 'teh tarik'. I had tried experimenting with many types of tea of European brands but they are nowhere near the classic taste of the 'teh tarik' which I grew up with. The best choice is to use the 'Boh Teh Tarik' tea leaves. If you are unable to get hold of them, try Boh or Lipton tea leaves which are sold in sachets or as loose tea leaves. That would do just as well.
Ensure that the tea leaves are steeped long enough so that you would be able to savour the tantalizing taste of the tea infused with the sweetness of the condensed milk coupled with its rich aroma as you take each sip.
Teh Tarik is also known as: Malaysian Pulled TeaCeylon Milk Tea with Condensed MilkMalaysian Hot Milk Tea
Steep Ceylon tea in hot water for 3 minutes. Pour tea into a large mug. Add condensed milk using a spoon which is placed in salt water. This is to add some saltiness to the tea.
'Pull' the tea by transferring it from one large mug to another. Try not to exceed 5 times or the tea might turn cold. To make the tea frothier, ‘pull’ the tea several times as high as possible but be cautious. Increase the ingredients according to the number of servings. Tea leaves can be steeped up to 3 times.