Thai Iced Tea – one of the World’s 50 most delicious drinks

Sawatdee ka,

I found the  article ‘World’s 50 most delicious drinks’ on and I was    happy to know that one of my favorite drinks is on the list. “Thai Iced Tea” got 27th rank. Thai people call it ชาเย็น [chaa yen]

CNNGo says that “the best tea is served in a plastic bag from street carts, and looks  bright orange, but in a good way. It’s a strong, sweet caffeine kick, made from  strong-brewed black tea and then mixed with condensed milk and spices.”

I like to drink it together with Roti.  My favourite place that makes the best Thai iced tea is in my hometown, Nakhon Si Thammarat.

You can also find Thai Iced Tea cake (เค้กชาเย็น) here in Thailand. It tastes like iced tea, just in a different form. Awww…I need to go and get some now!

Have you ever tried this?

A week after writing this blog, I walked past a street cart serving “chaa yen” in plastic bag. I did not think twice and ordered one immediately. Aroi maak ka!

I was happy with my Chaa Yen 🙂

My mom taught me how to make a homemade Chaa Yen. See pictures and follow her recipe here.

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20 Responses to Thai Iced Tea – one of the World’s 50 most delicious drinks

  1. sin0696 25/04/2012 at 14:31 #

    Khru Mod, could you tell me where can i find the ice tea cake in bangkok?
    and thank you for your lesson, it was informative. 🙂

    • Mod 26/04/2012 at 15:59 #

      I randomly found it in any bakeries, just today I went to a coffee shop next door and they served ice tea cake for this week. One place that serves have ice tea cake everyday is AMOR They have a branch in Central World, and they are opening a new store at Saladang BTS station soon.

  2. Robert 26/01/2012 at 23:16 #

    Khru Mod, How do you say “Ice Tea Cake” in Thai, na krap? Khap Khun Mak Krap, Robert

    • Mod 28/01/2012 at 11:08 #

      Saatdee ka Kun Robert, Cake in Thai is ‘cake’. Ice Tea = chaa yen so Ice Tea Cake is “cake chaa yen” ka:)

  3. Han Zhou 26/01/2012 at 00:51 #

    Didn’t know Thailand has Iced-Tea as well.. From the pic, it looks like those that we have here in S’pore.. not exactly like Iced-Lemon-Tea, is that so Kun Mod? 😉
    We have Iced-Tea, Iced-Coffee etc etc.. All the supposed-to-be hot drinks have got the iced version probably due to the hot weather 😉 .. Wanna try the iced-tea-cake though, never seen one before! .. mmm….

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