I found the article ‘World’s 50 most delicious drinks’ on CNNGo.com 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!
My mom taught me how to make a homemade Chaa Yen. See pictures and follow her recipe here.