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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

One of My Favorite Drinks

I am a simple person with simple dreams and life. Small and simple things makes me happy, just like this drink. It is one of my favorite drinks which I didn't know how to make yet. It is a Thai Tea with big tapioca. I only get a chance to drink it when we eat at Chinese or Thai restaurants. And when I do, this drink becomes my dessert for it is sweet and yummy!

Thai tea (also known as Thai iced tea) or "cha-yen" in Thailand, is a drink made from strongly-brewed black tea. Other ingredients may include added orange blossom water, star anise, crushed tamarind seed or red and yellow food coloring, and sometimes other spices as well. This tea is sweetened with sugar and condensed milk and served chilled. Evaporated milk, coconut milk or whole milk is generally poured over the tea and ice before serving to add taste and creamy appearance. However, in Thailand, condensed milk and sugar are mixed with the tea before it is poured over ice and then topped with evaporated milk. In Thai restaurants worldwide, it is served in a tall glass, though in Thailand it is more typically poured over the crushed ice in a clear (or translucent) plastic bag. It can also be made into a frappe at more westernized vendors.
It is popular in Southeast Asia and in many American restaurants that serve Thai food. Although Thai tea is not the same as bubble tea, a Southeast and East Asian beverage that contains large tapioca pearls, Thai tea with tapioca pearls is a popular flavor of bubble tea.

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