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Teh Tarik (Malaysian Pulled Tea) in two tall glasses next to condensed milk.

Teh Tarik (Malaysian Pulled Tea)

A recipe for Teh Tarik (Malaysian Pulled Tea)! This hot tea is poured back and forth before serving to create a smooth, frothy texture.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Malaysian
Keyword Malaysia, Malaysian, tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 -3 Servings


  • 3 cups (710 milliliters) water
  • 2 tablespoons (14 grams) black tea leaves
  • 1/4 cup (77 grams) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt


  • In a small pot, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea leaves, cover, and allow to steep for 8 minutes.
  • Strain and discard the tea leaves, then stir in the sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and salt.
  • Pour the tea between two heat-safe containers, preferably over a sink and with gloves if needed. Increase the height with each pour, repeating about 6 times until the tea is smooth and frothy.
  • Adjust sugar and salt to taste, then serve immediately.