Definition of teh tarik in English:

teh tarik

(also teh tarek, te tarik)


Malaysian English, Singapore English
  • Sweet tea with milk, prepared by pouring the liquid back and forth repeatedly between two containers so as to produce a thick foam on top; a drink of this.


1970s; earliest use found in New Nation (Singapore). From Malay teh tarek from teh + tarek to pull, to draw out.


teh tarik

/teɪ ˈtarɪk/