Teh Tarik anyone?
For me, teh tarik halia (ginger) has always been my favorite. Gets all that unwanted ‘air’ out of your sistem. For some people, this famous local drink has become a daily craving, like that of the caffeine from a morning cup of Starbucks coffee.
I don’t know who actually coined the term ‘TT’ which stands for teh tarik and means an evening tea session with close friends… a more jovial, energetic and informal kind of occasion than what you would see during an evening tea with English muffins on the green lawns of a huge mansion.
Tea for what it is has come a long long way.
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NST Online : 2007/07/27
The pull of teh tarik
Yogiswaran making a teh tarik.
Time for a cuppa. SURYANI DALIP shows you how to make that all-Malaysian beverage.
ASK any Malaysian worth his salt to name his favourite tea drink and, more often than not, it is likely to be teh-tarik, literally “pulled tea”.
Tarik drinks are typically Malaysian; just like eating roti canai, drinking teh tarik has become part of our culture, no longer associated solely with mamak (Indian Muslim) stalls or restaurants.
Teh tarik is even served at the hotels, and teh tarik stalls promoted as tourist attractions.
V. Yogiswaran, drinks stall owner at Mutiara Bangsar foodcourt in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, says it is the pulling (tarik) technique that lends the ummph factor to the tarik drinks.
The tea is poured from a container held high into a container held below, and is poured back and forth to create a thick froth.
It is believed that this method mixes the tea with the condensed milk more thoroughly than other methods, besides cooling down the tea to an optimum temperature for consumption.
In expert hands, the action of streaming tea back and forth the containers is a feast for the eyes.
This visual treat involves vigorous, almost acrobatic-like movements of the hands and arms, as the tea steadily spills into receiving ends. Poetry in motion.
To make a tarik drink, you need two steel mugs. Portion: for one person, small glass.
1. TEH TARIK
Put two teaspoons of tea powder into a small glass, half-fill the glass with boiling water, let the tea brew for three minutes. Once it is thick, toss it, and add 2½ teaspoons of condensed milk and a teaspoon of evaporated milk. Stir and mix the ingredients well. Pull four times.
2. NESLO TARIK (a mixture of Nescafe and Milo)
Half a teaspoon of Nescafe, three tablespoons of Milo. Pour hot water before adding 2½ teaspoons of condensed milk and a teaspoon of evaporated milk. Stir and mix well.
3. HORLICKS TARIK
Two tablespoons of Horlicks, then pour hot water. Add half a teaspoon of condensed milk and one teaspoon of evaporated milk. Stir and mix well. Horlicks is already sweet, so there is no need for much condensed milk.
4. MILO TARIK
Two tablespoons of Milo, add hot water. Put a teaspoon of condensed milk and a teaspoon of evaporated milk. Stir and mix well.
5. COFFEE TARIK
Put two teaspoons of coffee powder into a glass, add half a glass of boiling water, let it stand for three minutes. Toss it and then add 2½ teaspoons of condensed milk, and a teaspoon of evaporated milk.