Tea Tuesdays was thought up by myself and a friend. The full title is actually Tea Tuesdays That Make Us Go TeeTee but that’s a whole other story. The short version is we were watching BBC’s Merlin and drinking tea and it became a sort of ritual and it snow balled from there.
Back to the point! Today’s post is about Thai tea. More specifically, Thai tea boba or Thai bubble tea.
Now if you happen to follow me on Instagram, you will notice that from time to time I post a lot of tea pics. I’m a tea lover. Both hot and cold so I’m making Tea Tuesdays all about my personal faves and what I suggest for readers to try! Since it’s the summer season, we’re going with cold iced teas.
So what is bubble tea you ask? It’s a sweet milky tea with chewy tapioca balls at the bottom! Of course, there are many different variants but that’s the most basic type.
My suggestion for people new to bubble tea is just to go and try it. There is no easy way of letting you know if you’ll like it or not, it all depends on taste preference and trial and error. Like I said, there are many different variants so just go with your gut and choose the flavor you think you would enjoy. It comes blended (like a smoothie) or in the basic tea drink form.
Now Thai tea is pretty unique. I’ve actually never tried it before until this week and that’s saying something because I love bubble tea! But because I like regular milk tea so much, it took me forever to build up the courage to try Thai. Now that I’ve tried it, I don’t know why it took me so long. It’s basically an upgraded version of the regular milk tea.
From what I learned (courtesy of my friend Google) Thai tea is strongly brewed Ceylon tea, served with evaporated and condensed milk. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the orange color comes from the tea.
The flavor itself is hard to describe. It tastes just like milk tea but a little bit different. I feel like it’s on the sweeter side and a lot more filling because of the milks? I ordered the large size because I can usually finish that size in a regular milk tea but this Thai version is heavier so I couldn’t drink it all. The tea taste has an almost spicy aroma to it, my friend and I would compare it to cinnamon.
Because of the sort of spice like taste and the orange color, my friend and I could see it as being a popular fall drink. The seasonal pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks is kind of orange in color too and that’s what made me think of it.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this tea to anyone! It’s fun and it’s delicious! I’m going to try to keep this up and try more bubble tea flavors as I only have about 3 flavors under my belt. Hope everyone enjoyed today’s post!