A Guide to Thai Milk Tea

March 01, 20232 min read

“A creamy blend of black tea and evaporated milk, making for a delicious taste experience that has become popular all over the world” - Truedan Canada

Have you ever had the pleasure of tasting Thai milk tea? If not, you’re in for a treat! This sweet and creamy beverage is known for its unique flavor and color, making it an interesting addition to any foodie’s kitchen. Let’s explore what makes this special milk tea so special.

Thai Milk Tea

What is Thai Milk Tea?

Thai milk tea is a unique type of beverage made from black tea, sugar, evaporated or condensed milk, vanilla extract, and star anise. The combination of these ingredients creates a creamy yellow-orange drink that is both sweet and refreshing. It is usually served over ice with a straw so that the flavors can be fully enjoyed.

The Origins of Thai Milk Tea

Thai milk tea originated at some point during the 19th century when Chinese immigrants arrived in Thailand and brought their own recipes for traditional Chinese teas with them. Over time, this evolved into what we now recognize as Thai milk tea today – an amalgamation of both Chinese and local flavors that have come together to create something new and unique. Because it was originally quite expensive to make, it became associated with luxury among Thais living in rural areas, who would save up money just to be able to buy this special treat on special occasions.

What Makes Thai Milk Tea Special?

The thing that makes Thai milk tea so special is the combination of flavors it contains—it has the sweetness of vanilla combined with the slight bitterness of black tea as well as hints of anise. This combination creates an incredibly flavorful drink that is unlike anything else. Additionally, many people find the vibrant color of this drink appealing; it’s certainly eye-catching!


Whether you like sweet drinks or bitter ones, there's something for everyone in Thai milk tea! Its unique flavor profile makes it stand out among other types of beverages while its vibrant color adds visual appeal to any dish or glass. So if you haven't tried Thai milk tea yet then we highly recommend giving it a go—you won't be disappointed! With this guide in hand, you now know all about what makes Thai milk tea so special. Truedan offers series of Thai beverages and serves both hot and cold. Try one at one of our local stores!

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