If you live in a hot or even warm climate then youíll know just how important it is to hydrate yourself as often as possible, there is however only so much water that a person can drink without becoming a little Ďboredí. The trouble is, there are so many different drink varieties on offer, how on earth do you make the right choice on Refreshing Drinks? The answer is probably, like most things if you donít try then youíll never know;
The Line up
Thai Iced Milk Tea
In Thailand, chai yen is one of the most popular drinks, often made using Taiwanese milk tea powder and condensed milk, Thais from all over the country will be out, in search of their favourite bagged tea, you can usually see people walking around, bag in hand or hanging over the end of their handlebars. Itís one of the most popular drinks for commuters because itís quick and easy, whether they are going by BTS, motorbike, taxi, bus, or boat.†
If youíve never seen it before then you may be put off by its bright orange colour, itís not often you see an orange looking milk-based product in the West so it’s understandable. However, this is hands down one of the best tasting milk-based refreshing drinks you can get!
An old classic, juice from sugarcane†
Thaiís love their sugar, probably more than they realise, itís in pretty much everything you eat or drink, no matter how it tastes, there always seems to be an added bit of sugar thrown in for good measure. It likely explains the massive amount of teeth whitening clinics everywhere you look, however, it is a once in a lifetime experience so, If like many people, you have a bit of a sweet pallet then you must try sugarcane juice.
If youíve not tried it then you absolutely must get a bottle of sugarcane juice before leaving Thailand although, you might have to consume it before you board a plane. You will be surprised at just how sweet this drink is, the vendors are very efficient when it comes to getting all of the sugar out of the cane and into your drink. Youíd have to be a very special kind of person to be able to drink one of these in one go! Challenge accepted?
Smoothies as a Refreshing Drinks in Thailand are extravagant, to say the least, you can’t go wrong with any of these delicious fruit varieties that range from watermelon smoothies served in their own watermelon bowls to a freshly blended combo of carrots, dragon fruit, and other ingredients.†
Many of these smoothies are designed to provide specific health advantages, such as a pineapple, orange, and apple smoothie are good when it comes to aiding your digestive system. Pay mind though, if you are on a health trip because, you can be sure to see a generous helping of sugar being added at some point.
Pain and simple, coconut water
Coconuts are big business in Thailand, so much so that youíll find most households will have coconut trees in their gardens alongside various other fruits. They are one of natureís beauties and, super easy to consume, getting up the tree to chop it down however, might be a little bit more of a challenge.