I must admit it: I’m a total Thai iced tea addict. When it’s on the menu, I can’t help but try it. Earlier this year, I was thrilled to interview an actress from one of my favorite TV shows (and now full-fledged member of Taylor Swift’s posse), but I was even more excited to find out that the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf we were at served Thai Iced Tea (and for the record, so was she!). This is my life. This is my Thai Iced Tea obsession. It knows no bounds.
My love affair with the drink began during my college years at NYU. I’d work late nights at the student newspaper and we’d always order dinner from one of the local eateries, being total New Yorkers, and Spice (now closed :() was a popular choice. I’d always get their steamed dumplings and a Thai Iced Tea. One time, so many of us ordered the drink that Spice just gave us a big soup container filled with orange-y stuff. It was the best.
While no Thai Iced Tea will ever measure up to my first love at Spice, I’ve found several places around Los Angeles that come close.