Thai Iced Tea was introduced to the local market a few years back and since then there has been many variations of the popular drink. Cafes and eateries offering thai iced tea have been popping up non stop and it is proven that Singaporeans are still crazy about the drink itself. Having been in Bangkok a few years ago with some buddies, I fell in love with the drink after a sip. The sweet and milky concoction infused with Thai Tea leaves will definitely make you ask for seconds. So here are a few that I’ve tasted and personally love and also others I sourced for on the Internet.
Aroy Nae Nae
Aroy Nae Nae is the latest Thai Ice Tea craze to have hit our shores. Right now, the crew over at Aroy Nae Nae will only attend events and flea markets. You can recognise them by their fancy booth and innovative packaging. On top of their traditional Thai Iced Tea, you should also try out their Thai Choco Milk Tea too !
Follow them at on Instagram @aroy.naenae
Ice Burnz started out as a stall in the local pasar malams offering Thai Iced Tea and Coconut Shake. Nowadays, you can find them at Shenton Way offering more drink flavours such as milkshakes, and grilled sandwiches. They still have stalls in pasar malams though if you can’t bear the thought of going all the way to Shenton for a cup. Check out their Instagram or Facebook to know which pasar malam they will be at! Also, they don’t cost as much as other competitors at $2.50 a cup! Worth it!
#01-05 One Shenton Way
Sat: 7am to 2pm
Tuk Tuk Cha
Tuk Tuk Cha derived their name from two iconic symbols of Thailand. Tuk Tuk and Cha Yen, which is essentially their Thai Iced Tea. So when they landed on Singapore shores last year, they were very very popular. Other than serving up drinks like the Thai Milk Tea and Thai Green Milk Tea ($2.80), they also serve Shibuya Toasts in a variety of flavours. With two outlets in Singapore, in Suntec City and Sunplaza, more people can enjoy Thai Iced Tea without the need to queue in one outlet!
#02-605A Suntec City
09:00am – 09:00pm
Cha Thai has undoubtedly one of the best Thai food in Singapore. Even though their prices are on the high side, the quality of food served justifies the cost. Also, since we’re on the topic of Thai Tea, they do serve the famous drink. The brainchild behind LoavesMe at SMU, they constantly churn out good food and drinks at a good price.
Soi 55 brings Thai Tea together with hipster-ish bottles. Packaged like detox drinks, you might be easily mistaken this delish drink for the healthy mix. I particularly like the bottles as I usually keep pretty bottles for show at home. They have various flavours but as usual, the top sellers are the Thai Iced Tea and the Green Milk Tea. You can also add toppings to your tea for between 30c to $2.80. Located at Golden Shoe Food Centre and also The Cathay, you can now legally bring in milk tea to the theatres if you buy from the latter. Legally because we all know you’ve smuggled in your bubble teas before right. 😉 Drinks from $3.90 all the way to $5.90.
11:00am – 05:00pm
Level 5, The Cathay
Located along Fragrance Hotel at Middle Road, Café Pal is a bit harder to find if you’re not familiar of the roads there although it can be helped that it’s right by the road. It is popular among students from the various art schools in the vicinity and it’s not as expensive either. At $3 a bottle, it is definitely cheaper than many other stalls and tastes better too. Worth a try if you’re missing the Thai Tea from Bangkok.
Cha Tra Mue
In Bangkok, Cha Tra Mue is one of the most popular brands selling Thai iced tea. Easily distinguished by the take away cups, it is also one of the best. In Singapore, they have one stall carrying their brand and overall design. Cha Tra Mue in Amoy Street is hard to find as the area is littered with small alleys. However, once you’ve managed to locate the stall, you’ll be rewarded with one of the best Thai Iced Tea ($2.50) in Singapore. Personally one of my favourite shops selling the drink, it is leaves a pleasant aftertaste that I like so very much. Also have I mentioned the cup design?!?! So unique!
#01-05 Far East Square
09:00am – 06:00pm
Uglobe Bottled Thai Tea
I discovered Uglobe’s bottled Thai Tea during one of my raids of Mustafa Centre. Located neatly in a display shelf near the spices section of Mustafa Centre, there are plenty more flavours to choose from, from the brand of drinks. Although it didn’t taste quite as good as freshly made ones, it does just enough to keep any cravings of Thai Tea at bay. Check out their coconut drink while you’re at it. Oh all the drinks have toppings in them too. Basil seed and nata de coco as the main topping. I think there’re other toppings for other flavoured drinks. Seriously soo damnnn gooooood. They go for around $2.50 a bottle.
Noodle Café – Thai Boat Noodle
From the people who brought you Thai Boat Noodle @ Bedok Point, comes Noodle Café at Golden Mile Complex. Yeap you got it right. The same Golden Mile Complex that you go to when you want to head to KL and also the same place that is called Little Thailand just because of the number of Thai restaurants and disco in the complex itself. Finding Noodle Café can require a lot of work but if you mange to locate it finally, you’ll be thankful that you found it. Although their main attraction is their boat noodles, their Thai Tea is just as popular and it’s one of the cheapest you can find in Singapore at $1.80 a pop! Cheap cheap good good sirrrrr….
#B1-08 Golden Mile Complex
12:00pm – 09:00pm
HOLY COW CREAMERY
Ok I know that this article is about Thai Iced Tea drink itself and not other variations of it but Holy Cow’s ice cream take on the Thai Tea is so damn shiok that it’s one of the only flavours, other than Honeycomb and French Vanilla (boring I know) that I get when I head over. If you melt the ice cream, it’ll technically be a drink. A very thick drink though. Pair the Thai Tea ice cream with their charcoal waffle and you get heaven in Yishun. Partly because I stay in Yishun too. Heaven’s a little bit closer. Oh and a café in a HDB neighbourhood has its perks too. It’s not as expensive as other places at $2.90 a scoop for non premium flavours!