Golden Thai Tea Drink

Golden Thai Tea Recipe

November 18, 2021

This is a boozy take on a drink we all know and love from our local Thai restaurant. Hand-crafted by Bartender Matthew Kawamura here at Timbers Kaua‘i, this smooth concoction will give you island vibes any time of year.


  • 4 oz of Thai Tea simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz Koloa Gold Rum
  • Almond Milk
  • 2 oz Black Bubble Boba Pearls


  1. Ice a tall hurricane glass
  2. Pour rum and chilled Thai Tea syrup into glass
  3. Top with almond milk and boba pearls

To make Thai Tea simple syrup

  • 4 tablespoons Thai Tea mix
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1 Cup warm water
  • Combine and let sit for 10 minutes

Thai Tea mix is a strong black tea spiced with star anise, crushed tamarind, and cardamom.


Looking for another recipe? Check out the Spice of Paradise drink recipe – also by Bartender Matt!