We're nuts for sweetened condensed coconut milk, which has virtually the same consistency as the traditional dairy stuff. It's also the key to this tasty summer cooler.
Bring star anise, turmeric, vanilla, and 5 cups water to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; add tea leaves. Steep 10 minutes; strain and let cool completely. For each serving, pour over ice; stir in condensed coconut milk to taste. Tea will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Stirring a little bit of cooled tea into the condensed coconut milk helps it dissolve more easily into the drink.