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Black Tea and Milk: Why You Need to Be Drinking Thai Tea

June 29, 2020
IN Thai Cuisine

Thai tea is a vibrate, delicious beverage that originates from Thailand. Traditionally served over ice, Thai tea is made using black tea and milk. However, you’re getting so much more than that with every sip.

About 84% of all tea consumed is black tea. Wondering why?

Why should you start drinking this vibrant Thai beverage? Keep reading to discover why we think drinking Thai tea is the best!

What Is Thai Tea?

Tea was imported from China to Thailand in the 1980s. In time, Thai tea (a mixture of condensed milk, black tea, and sometimes ice) was invented. Today, it’s a staple of Thai street food culture and the perfect complement to any Thai dish!

Thai tea is sometimes spiced using orange blossom water and star anise. To appeal to the American market, bright orange food coloring was added. Now, black tea and milk are served with spices and sugar to differentiate it from American iced lattes.

Cool Off

If you plan on eating one of the spicier Thai dishes, consider ordering the best black tea with milk to cool off. Thai tea’s delicious blend can help balance hotter dishes. If you’re not accustomed to the heat, Thai tea can help you adapt. 

In fact, some restaurants are even turning Thai tea into a soft-serve dessert, truly giving restaurant patrons the chance to cool off!

Getting ready for summer weather? The best black tea with milk over ice can also help you stand the heat outside, too.

Boost Your Energy

Feeling tired after a long day? Drinking the best black tea with milk could give you an energy boost.

Black tea contains caffeine, which is a stimulant, as well as theophylline. Both can help boost your heart rate and help you feel alert. In addition to helping you feel alert, Thai tea can also boost your metabolism. 

You can also add these Thai foods to your diet to give your metabolism a boost.

Delicious Dessert

Want something sweet after a long day at work? Consider picking up an order of Thai tea before you head home. The sugar in the Thai tea mixture is delicious, making it a great dessert to take on-the-go.

Refreshing and creamy, the perfect cup of Thai tea can sweep you off your feet and deposit you on the street of Bangkok. In addition to tasting sweet and refreshing, it’s also a great alternative to the sweet drinks you have all the time. Try something new with a delicious Thai tea and discover your favorite new dessert. 

Thai Tea: More Than Just Black Tea And Milk

Thai tea is so much more than black tea and milk. This delicious beverage can also offer the perfect, delicious end to a long day. Take a sip of these benefits with an order of Thai tea today!

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