Thai Tea is a popular drink in Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia. It is very easy to find Thai tea in Thailand. I recommend you to try it at least once while visiting Bangkok or other places in Thailand. Thai tea is available in both ready to drink and powder/ tea bag. In this post, I am going to recommend you the places where you can get Thai tea in both forms.
Ready to drink
Since Thai tea is a favorite drink of many Thais. Ready to drink Thai tea can be bought at stalls, coffee cafes, or restaurants in Bangkok. The price varies. If you buy from a stall in Bangkok, you can find it as cheap as 20 baht. But if you buy from a cafes or restaurants, you can find it at about 70-80 baht. For me, the taste of the expensive one is not different from the cheap one.
The stalls can be found almost everywhere in Bangkok. The photo below was taken in front of Tesco Lotus.
You can also buy Thai tea in some branches of 7-11.
Well, if you buy from a stalls, these are the brands that I like and recommend you to try: Cha Tra Mue and Cha Payom. Both of them can be found at the BTS Stations and Shopping Malls.
Cha Tra Mue
Cha Tra Mue is a famous Thai tea brand and has been around for a long time. Many stalls and restaurants use its tea mix. Recently they also offer a Thai tea ice cream. The price for Thai hot tea is 35 baht and for Thai iced tea is 40 baht. (Well, the Siam Paragon Branch is more expensive)
Cha Payom is a new brand that become known very fast among locals because of its taste and price. The price starts at 25 baht.
P.S. If you do not like sweets, ask the sellers to reduce the amount of sugar or sweetened condensed milk. I always do so.
Powder/ Tea bag
If you want to buy Thai tea and make it at home, here are the places where you can get powder/ tea bag.
Cha Tra Mue Stalls
Usually at Cha Tra Mue Stalls, they also sell power/ tea bag. The photos below were taken from Terminal Branch and Siam Paragon Branch respectively.
You can buy Thai Tea in supermarkets such as Gourmet, Tops, Tesco Lotus, and Big C. At the supermarkets, you can find several brands.