The palm sugar and black tea incorporates well with the evaporated milk making this three layer tea a delight to savour.
In Malaysia, there are many different variations of coffee and tea. One that deserves a mention is definitely the 'Teh C Peng Special' which is also known as Three Layer Tea. As the name suggests, this tea is made up of three layers namely the melted palm sugar, evaporated milk and black tea. It is aptly named, really! As the weather in Malaysia can be really warm, a glass of iced 'Teh C Peng Special' is a delight. 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! Tip: Palm sugar syrup should neither be too diluted nor too thick. It should have the consistency of honey. If it is too thick, add more water.
- 20 grams palm sugar (gula melaka)
- 3 teaspoons ceylon tea