Thai iced tea is one of my most favorite drinks in the whole wide world - the contrast of the bitter herby taste and creamy sweet goodness of milk is ahhh... yes, exquisite. It's like mashing a temple and submerging the debris in half & half. I can't believe I just said that, but that's how I feel whenever I have it. Star of Siam (in Chicago) so far has the best Thai Iced Tea in my opinion.
It also somehow makes me feel less guilty, because it has "tea" so it's still good for you, right? Right! Anyway, so my friends and I where figuring out what it's actually made of - red tea with evaporated milk? Condensed milk? But where can I find the actual tea - that's obviously the hard part. So in one of my random I-have-no-shopping-list shopping trips, this cute little canister greeted me "sawatdee"!
The photo on the can certainly looked very promising... and say what? Just add hot water, ice, milk, and you're all set for creamy mashed temple debris bliss! I was so excited, I cheated on my 2% fat milk and went for whole milk! When I got home, I immediately looked for our little old kettle and started making my drink.
Finally, the first sip... and... hello coconut! Not exactly the taste I was hoping for, but I guess I was half-kidding myself expecting the real deal. Ok, it's not too bad, but what's up with the vanilla-coconut flavor? Can't you get more cliche than that? So that's why I applaud you Mister David or Miss Tessa, or whoever you may be... I applaud the attempt. But I suppose that's why they're selling your brave concoction at a discount store.