It so happens that Indians love to spice up their tea, so spiced Indian tea ended up with the silly moniker “chai tea”, meaning “tea tea”. The proper term is “masala chai”, which actually does mean “spiced tea”. Thai tea is a type of spiced tea whose ancestor originated in Thailand in the late 20th century.
What makes Thai tea different?
Thai Tea is is made from strongly-brewed black tea, often spiced with ingredients such as star anise, crushed tamarind, cardamom, and occasionally others as well (often making this beverage a favorite among masala chai tea fans). This brew is then sweetened with sugar and sweetened condensed milk, and served over ice.
Why is Thai tea bad?
Thai tea contains caffeine, so anyone who avoids caffeinated beverages for heart issues or other reasons should avoid Thai tea.
What is the best Thai tea brand?
Thai tea can be made using tea bags or a Thai tea mix. These bags are available at Asian grocery stores and can be found online as well. Popular brands include Taste Nirvana, Number One, and Pantai Thai tea mix.
What does chai mean in Thai?
ใช่ (chai) – yes (*actually means “It is” or “that’s right”) In Thai, you say the equivalent of YES or NO based on the question. Note that we don’t need to use any pronouns at all here. If ใช่ (chai) isn’t in the question, then it’s probably best to not use it in the answer.
Is Thai tea bad for you?
The combination of caffeine and antioxidants in Thai tea helps boost your metabolism, so your body will burn calories more quickly. Drinking this and engaging in moderate exercise will lead to weight loss and an overall healthier you! Come to Happy Tea House to try Thai tea and many other delicious drinks and dishes!
Is masala tea the same as chai tea?
‘Masala’ refers to a combination of spices in Indian cuisine; Masala Chai directly translates to ‘spiced tea‘ and what most people consider ‘Chai’ to be is actually better known as Masala Chai. Once Masala Chai made its way across various oceans it dropped its first name and become lovingly referred to as just Chai.
How many calories are in Thai tea?
According to the January 2017 study in Food Science & Nutrition, a 16-ounce serving of Thai milk tea has 263 calories and 38 grams of sugar.