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Three-Layer Tea

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Three-Layer Tea



Total Time
Total Time
Prep 15 M / Cook 15 M

2 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on June 6, 2014

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3 tsp
ceylon tea
260 ml
20 g
palm sugar (gula melaka)
60 ml
evaporated milk (unsweetened)


Teh C Peng Special which is also known as Three Layer Tea is named after its appearance. This tea is made up of three layers namely the melted palm sugar, evaporated milk and black tea. Due to the density of each layer, they create the separate layers of different colour.

Gula melaka, where to buy?

Gula melaka is palm sugar made from the sap of the a coconut tree's flower bud. It can be found in Asian grocers. There might be several types of palm sugar. Use the one which is of dark brown colour. You can also find gula melaka in health stores or drugstores. They are sold as ‘coconut palm sugar’.

How to prepare gula melaka syrup?

Palm sugar syrup should neither be too diluted nor too thick. It should have the consistency of a slightly fluid honey. If it is too thick, add more water. Prepare palm sugar syrup in advanced. It can be stored in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

How to drink three layer tea?

Do not stir in too much of the palm sugar which is at the lowest layer if you wish to lessen your sugar intake. Have this drink during a hot summer day with some delicious grilled dishes. I assure you, one glass will not be sufficient.

Three-Layer Tea is also known as: Teh C Peng Special



Step 1/3

  • 3 tsp ceylon tea
  • 230 ml water

Brew three bags of Ceylon tea. Allow tea bags to steep in hot water for at least 2 minutes.


Step 2/3

  • 20 g palm sugar (gula melaka)
  • 30 ml water

Melt palm sugar in a pot with water. If palm sugar has not properly dissolved, pour more water into the pot. Set aside and let it cool to room temperature.


Step 3/3

  • 60 ml evaporated milk (unsweetened)

Pour palm sugar into two glasses. Then, add ice cubes to fill at least half the glasses. Pour evaporated milk and then Ceylon tea into the glass. Stir before drinking.

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