The Best Thai Tea in BANGKOK

Cha Tra Mue is a Thai staple for delicious cold beverages to keep you feeling good in the Bangkok heat. They have locations all over the city, but if you’re by the Ekkamai BTS Station, then this is a good location to pop in and visit.

Video Transcript

All right so I got my Cha Tra Mue let me tell you about this place and give you a couple of Teenee tidbits of information so as you can see this is called Cha Tra Mue I’m here in the Ekamai subway station this is a Thai tea place that first of all is absolutely delicious and secondly it’s everywhere in Thailand I’d say it’s one of the biggest chains over here and if you want a taste to Thailand you know I always say try something other than Starbucks when you’re over here and uh I’m just here at Ekamai more on why I pick this location in just a second but they have all kinds of different flavors I just went for the traditional Thai tea which in Thai language is called Cha Yen uh they or they make it sweet over here so if you don’t like your beverages sweet you can say sweet means Waan, Mai means no so Mai Waan means no sweet, Waan Nid Noi means a little sweet and that’s how I order my Thai tea you can actually order it by percentage of sweetness now and they go all the way from zero up to 130 percent I couldn’t imagine what that would be like I think I got 25% sweetness level I just say Waan Nid Noi, Cha Yen Waan Nid Noi and then they give me this delicious Thai tea you should definitely try a Thai tea it’s a lovely lovely Flavor now why did I pick Ekamai well right behind me is a shopping mall over here this is called the Gateway and this mall is not gonna go into Teenee uh but since I I’m here at Ekamai station I thought I’d give you a little extra information on this Cha Tra Mue pin just to tell you about this mall really quickly let’s just go inside.

Okay it starts off with a really nice coffee shop fair enough right fair enough then you come in here and sure some nice little stalls over here it looks okay but I’ll tell you this mall is nothing special and that’s why it’s not going into Teenee uh we’re gonna put a bunch of Bangkok shopping malls here in Teenee but this one I mean it’s got a home Pro so if you live in the area that’s like a Home Depot that’s okay um it has a nice gym in here there’s a gym that we’re definitely going to put into Teenee it’s called fit fact a great Muay Thai gym but as far as Bangkok shopping malls go this is about it it has a decent food court I’ll show you that in just a second but I did want to make sure that you knew that that if you’re out looking for one of those famous Bangkok shopping malls that just has wow factor the Gateway where I’m standing Now isn’t it now if you’re a little bit hungry then head down the escalator to the bottom floor and they have a decent little Food level here again it is nothing spectacular but if you’re in the area and looking for an air-conditioned spot to grab something maybe a Dairy Queen then you can come in here I’ll show you one thing I like to get in here I love to eat your dumplings they’re very this man serves up delicious dumplings I personally like to get the black sesame they have all kinds of different dumplings here steamed buns I guess you could call them that’s the one thing I get in here the Marugame they do a good um a good Don Casa I’ve actually eaten there and there is a little grocery store down here and here’s the rest of the food court but as I was saying before I really don’t come in here for anything at all okay so I gotta admit I do also buy my socks in here so I’ll give the Gateway that but otherwise this is not gonna be the mall for you so I’m gonna get out of here I gotta go meet Adam we got some stuff to do I’m gonna enjoy this Cha Tra Mue just thought I’d give you a little bonus here on Teenee!


Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.