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Thai Ice Tea in MTL?

hala Oct 23, 2009 11:38 AM

Is there a place i could get Thai Ice Tea (with or without bubbles) in Montreal? I really really miss my thai ice tea.

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    sharkbait88 RE: hala Oct 23, 2009 02:37 PM

    i think they serve some at tapioca the near guy concordia area, but i've never tried it. i love thai tea, but haven't had the chance to drink any since i've been here.

    1. Andria RE: hala Oct 23, 2009 08:19 PM

      I have never seen it here, so I make my own with chai tea & sweetened condensed milk.

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        hungryann RE: Andria Oct 23, 2009 08:33 PM

        A few Thai restaurants have it but in general it's a rare find. I am referring to the original version not the one with bubbles. The last place i saw it was at a Thai restaurant in Rosemere, Laval. Sorry not verry helpful to you. Maybe check out online menus of thai restaurants at restomontreal.ca?

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          BLM RE: hungryann Oct 24, 2009 07:30 AM

          Do you find any of the Thai ice tea in Montreal good? I usually get mine at Talay Thai restaurant, but I don't have any other Thai ice tea to compare it to.

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            hungryann RE: BLM Oct 24, 2009 11:51 AM

            No, the few times I have had it here, it has been below average. It has a smoky/ashy taste that I find revolting; not at all like what I had in Thailand and some places in the US.

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              BLM RE: hungryann Nov 16, 2009 04:55 AM

              Now I know what you mean(smoky/ashy taste). Any Thai Ice Tea in Montreal, that doesn't have that?

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                hungryann RE: BLM Nov 16, 2009 04:18 PM

                I haven't come across any that don't have that taste. I have given up on finding a decent one here.

      2. kpzoo RE: hala Oct 23, 2009 08:30 PM

        I just checked my takeout menu for Talay Thai, and they have Thai iced tea on the menu - #67, $2.75.

        5697 Cote-des-Neiges, corner Cote-Ste-Catherine (a stone's throw from the Jewish General!)

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          coalex RE: hala Oct 24, 2009 05:32 AM

          La Thailande on Bernard also has the original Thai iced tea.

          1. hala RE: hala Dec 2, 2009 02:15 PM

            I just bought some imported thai ice tea in a can from a place called Thaiphoon (i think) on union street between pres. kennedy and maisonneuve. i think there is an entrance to the mcgill metro station next door.

            it was pretty good, but a bit stronger than what i am used to, so, i added milk to it.

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              BLM RE: hala Dec 2, 2009 02:43 PM

              I've on occasion get Thai ice tea in the can.

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              Daiya RE: hala Jul 7, 2010 05:32 PM

              A few years later and a heat wave, I am wondering if there are any new Thai Iced Tea leads. Any other refreshing Asian beverages that you would recommend? (Other than bubble tea)

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                SnackHappy RE: Daiya Jul 7, 2010 05:43 PM

                The Hong Kong milk tea at Harmonie and other places like M.M. Legende is pretty similar to Thai iced tea. The Korean citron tea is another very refreshing and delicious option at Harmonie.

                http://www.patisserieharmonie.com/

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                  hala RE: Daiya Jul 7, 2010 06:05 PM

                  that was 8 months 2 weeks ago today.

                  Since then, i have discovered that many of the groceries in china town carry the imported cans of iced tea and they only cost 1 dollars each. I should have updated the post, but i totally forgot about it.

                  I am now planning on going to Marche Hawai and trying to find other big asian grocery stores to see if they don't carry it in cases at cheaper prices.

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                    kpzoo RE: Daiya Jul 7, 2010 08:01 PM

                    I've been making boricha (also called muricha) - a Korean/Japanese tea made with roasted barley. Bought a bag of 100% roasted barley at the Korean store on Sherbrooke near Beaconsfield and have been making this tea, iced, for the last few days. Delicious and refreshing - and no caffeine.

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                      mainsqueeze RE: kpzoo Jul 8, 2010 06:24 AM

                      @kpzoo Do you put milk in it?

                      @hala I often find the canned Thai iced teas far too sweet. Which brand are you drinking?

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                        kpzoo RE: mainsqueeze Jul 8, 2010 06:45 AM

                        No milk.

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                          hala RE: mainsqueeze Jul 8, 2010 01:29 PM

                          @mainsqueese. You're right, it's too sweet. I mix it with a little bit of milk. Do you know anywhere that does not make it too sweet? I do sometimes make my own so i can sweeten it how i want, but that's not always practical.

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                      fitness RE: hala Jul 17, 2010 12:06 PM

                      calorie on the st. catherine. It's fresh and not too sweet.

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                        SnackHappy RE: fitness Jul 17, 2010 12:16 PM

                        Are you talking about Calories the dessert place across from Westmount Square? They have Thai iced tea?

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