Thai Tea Chia Seed Pudding

Experience the enticing fusion of Thai tea and nutritious chia seeds with my Thai Tea Chia Seed Pudding recipe! With just four ingredients and under three minutes of prep time, I created this dessert or snack that is a breeze to whip up! This is a guilt-free treat that’s both delicious and packed with health benefits that’s sure to become your next go-to recipe!

Chia seed pudding made with tea ice tea served in a glass topped with whipping cream and fresh mint.

Why I Love This Recipe

As a passionate advocate for easy, healthy and delicious recipes, I love my Thai Tea Chia Seed Pudding! It’s a unique fusion of real Thai tea and nutritious chia seeds, blending the sweet notes of Thai tea with the gel-like texture of chia pudding. Born from my kitchen experiments, I’ve combined my trusted Thai tea preparation method from my Thai Iced Tea drink with my proven chia seed pudding recipes like Coconut Chia Pudding and Coffee Chia Seed Pudding, it’s a creation I’m proud to share!

Perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or a guilt-free dessert, this pudding offers a delightful balance of flavor and nutrition. If you’re craving a refreshing and wholesome treat, whip up this recipe now and indulge in the goodness of Thai tea-infused chia pudding!



  • Thai TeaThai Tea packed in tea bags without any sugar added. You can also substitute this with a black tea bag with 1/8 tsp of vanilla extract.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener. 
  • Half & Half – half cream and half heavy cream avalible at most American grocery stores. Can also substitute with milk of choice such as regular, coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk.
  • Chia Seeds  Chia Seeds packaged and shelf stable. Best to use fresher chia seeds for the best texture.

🍵 Thai Tea Pro Tip

If you prefer to make your own Thai tea rather than using tea bags, you can opt for your choice of black tea. Steep the Black Tea and then add approximately 1/8 tsp of Vanilla Extract as a suitable alternative.

🌱 Chia Seed Note

To ensure your pudding achieves the desired consistency, use Fresh Chia Seeds. Fresh chia seeds ensure optimal absorption and help maintain the desired texture of your pudding.

Chia seed pudding made with tea ice tea served in a glass being scooped out with a silver spoon.


Step 1 Begin by steeping a tea bag in hot water for 3-5 minutes to create the base of the Thai tea.

Brewed Thai tea.

🍵 Steeping Pro Tip

To avoid bitterness, Don’t Oversteep the tea.

Step 2 Next, whisk in your chosen sweetener and milk into the tea, followed by whisking in chia seeds.

Thai tea mixed with chia seed pudding ingredients.

💡 Consistency Pro Tip

For a Firmer Chia Seed Pudding, Add More Chia Seeds, for a Runnier Consistency, Increase Tea. Adjusting these proportions allows you to tailor the pudding’s texture to your liking without compromising its flavor.

Step 3 Refrigerate the mixture for 3 hours until it transforms into a delightful gel-like texture.

Thai tea chia seed pudding.

Recipe Variations

Elevate your chia seed pudding game with these exciting variations. Swap matcha for Oolong tea to create a Milk Tea Chia Seed Pudding, or opt for matcha tea for a Matcha Chia Pudding. For a decadent twist, mix milk with cocoa powder to make Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding. Try these delicious options to add a new dimension to your chia pudding experience!

Chia seed pudding made with tea ice tea served in a glass topped with whipping cream and fresh mint, top down shot.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for the Thai Tea Chia Seed Pudding to set?

The chia seed pudding typically takes around 3-4 hours to set. During this time, the chia seeds absorb the liquid and create a gel-like consistency, resulting in a creamy pudding texture. It's best to refrigerate the pudding during this setting period for optimal results.

Can I use store-bought Thai tea for this recipe, or do I need to make it from scratch?

Yes, you can use store-bought Thai tea for this recipe if preferred. However, it's important to note that using store-bought Thai tea may make it difficult to control the sweetness of the pudding, as pre-made Thai tea can vary in sweetness levels.

Can I make a large batch of this pudding for meal prep, and if so, how should I store it?

While it's possible to make a large batch of chia seed pudding for meal prep, I would advise against it. The proportion of chia seeds to liquid in the settling vessel needs to be exact for the pudding to set properly. Making a large batch could lead to inconsistencies in texture and flavor. It's best to prepare smaller batches as needed for best results.

Storage Tips

For any leftover, simply store it in the fridge. It will stay fresh and delicious for up to 5-7 days.

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Chia seed pudding made with tea ice tea served in a glass topped with whipping cream and fresh mint.

Thai Tea Chia Seed Pudding

Taste the flavors of my Thai Tea Chia Seed Pudding, a delightful twist on the classic chia seed pudding recipe. This creamy and nutritious treat combines the aromatic essence of Thai tea with the wholesome goodness of chia seeds. Perfect for breakfast or a healthy dessert, it's a must-try recipe for chia seed pudding lovers!
4.16 from 13 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Worldwide
Keyword: chia seed pudding
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
Print Recipe
Calories: 118kcal


  • 1/2 Cup Hot Water
  • 1 Thai Tea Bag not the premixed version
  • 2 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Half & Half
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds add 1 more tbsp for thicker consistency


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Thai tea chia seed pudding.
  • In small cup or bowl, place tea bag inside and pour in boiling water. Let steep approx 3-5 minutes then remove tea bag.
    Brewed Thai tea.
  • Combine in sweetener and half & half.
    Brewed Thai tea.
  • Next, combine in chia seeds. Once mixed in, place in refrigerator for approximately 3 hours. Note - you can optional give the pudding a good stir about 30 minutes into the refrigeration process to prevent clumping.
    Thai tea chia seed pudding.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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