Monday, May 4, 2015

DeDe Instant Thai Tea: A Review

I first discovered Thai tea when I lived in San Francisco. I saw someone else order a Thai iced tea and was interested because of its vibrant orange color. This began my love for Thai tea as well as Thai food. I swear I could eat Thai food every single day!

First off, I'm not sure how new these are, but in college I looked to buy this kind of instant powder everywhere. When I was 19 (so 5 years ago), I bought Thai tea and condensed milk to make my own Thai tea. It never tasted quite right. Making proper Thai tea is a long process, nothing convenient like a tea bag or tea infuser. So finding these instant Thai Tea powder sachets got me really excited. Because I've never tried them, I also got Green Tea and Thai Coffee, but I'll save those to for another review.

If you're interested in buying this tea, if you click the graphic I designed above, it will lead you to the Amazon link where you can get it in the US. If you're outside the US, just Google it and you'll find it no problem. Alright, let's start with the little packet and what it looks like.

So, as you can see we are looking at the packet on the far right. When they say 3 in 1 it doesn't mean there are 3 servings in one packet, it means there are 3 packets, but you're only paying for 1. When it comes to Thai tea, I have really high expectations. Let's see what we're working with here..

Just warning you now, it will look like you took a handful of carrots and threw them in a blender or food processor with some water. This tea is bright orange. However, luckily for the consumers, it doesn't take away from the taste. I really did like the tea, however I wouldn't say it was authentic. It tasted like Thai Tea, but just very weak. Usually you'll order Thai tea in a restaurant and it will be very sweet, but the tea is so strong that it balances it out. I feel like this is weak and if you add too much sugar, it'll taste a bit like cotton candy. With that said, if you like weaker tea and you want to try this, you'll like it. Oh, almost forget. This tea is also amazing cold. So it's perfect for the spring or summer months!

For the rating I'd say about 3.5 out of 5. It was good, but I was hoping it would be even more amazing. 

Today I was walking around the town I live in and I saw this little card shop with a nice little tea themed window display. I thought you all would like it. 

Until next time,


  1. Just found some in one of the Vietnamese shops in Port Arthur. I think I made it too weak, so was looking for reviews about the product. It is good, sweet, and definitely an acquired taste. I will try it again with less water.

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