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May 4, 2010 09:21 PM

Thai Iced Tea Mix

This is apparently a mixture of Thai tea, ppandan and lemongrass, done the same way Vietnamese coffee is.

Do we have any predominantly Thai shops, other than the usual suspects?

Anyone seen it around?

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  1. I have seen it . I'll keep my eyes peeled.

    5 Replies
    1. re: fmed

      Drool, great idea, repartee. I'd love to know if anyone comes across this too, as I love all those SE Asian sweetened iced teas.

      1. re: grayelf

        Sited at T&T today -bottled thai tea. Orange colour. Tastes nice and condensed milky but not getting any pandan or lemongrass.

        There is also lemon tea with basil seeds (greyelf!!) and longan with longan bits. 'V' brand

        1. re: repartee

          Nice sleuthing, repartee. Were you at the C'town T&T? Had some Thai iced tea at Aree's on Thursday which reminded me of this thread so very timely :-).

          1. re: grayelf

            Got reacquainted with thai iced tea at a couple of places this week. Thai Basil's is much darker, almost like a latte, but just as nice as the orangey one at Green Basil. Don't think I detected any pandan or lemongrass though, although you can find recipes online. But I did remember this thread, so thanks to repartee too. I got these at T&T Metrotown. I've been used to the little crunch from the basil seeds in the faluda at BLK that those in the drinks were mushy. Not to say I didn't like the "V" brand ; )

            1. re: el_lobo_solo

              Nice post, els! As for the basil seed drink fandango, may I suggest you track down the Foco brand basil seed drink? It is not lemony but rather the seeds are suspended in a clear, sweet liquid that is ever so slightly viscous. Perhaps that sounds disgusting but I like it! So far it is my favourite, with a good seedy crunch to it and no residual "dirt" taste as in some other brands I've tried. I used to get it all the time at Golden Garden with my takeaway banh mi but alas they don't carry that brand anymore. I haven't looked at all for it so I'm hoping maybe T and T have it.

              Had the Thai iced tea at Aree on Kingsway a few weeks ago. It was quite nice though somewhat too sweet. They also have a tasty pink beverage there that is worth trying but I forget the name.

              Golden Garden Restaurant
              509 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A2V1, CA

    2. Found the mix itself at Asia Market (on Hastings) today. It's a 1 lb bag for $3.69, Pantai brand. I was told many Thai restaurants buy this mix here. Don't think I saw it at T&T.

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        1. re: grayelf

          yup. That's the place. FYI: this place used to sell bahn mi at the back, not anymore.

          1. re: el_lobo_solo

            Drat, I've had that place on my "to try" list for ages (it's at Gore, right?) for banh mi and now I'm too late...

            1. re: grayelf

              You didn't really miss much. It was "OK".