Tea in Thailand
19 May 2021 l Jarinya Krittikan
Tea is one of the popular drinks in Thailand. But there were no concrete evidences when the tea was starting in Thailand. Obviously we call "Cha" which mean 'tea' in Thailand. Since there are 2 traveling Tea History routes from the countries in the world that call "Tea" and "Cha". In the Picture we can see that Tea could be influence from "Silk Road trading" and the oldest proof from Simon de La Loubère's letter (the Ambassador from France) in 1678 written that Siam (Thailand Now) had Tea culture in the capital and often seen that they were making tea to welcome their guests.
Tea & Cha
In the past, Thailand had trade contact via "Silk Road Trading" from western.
Now there are many kinds of tea in Thailand both import and export the herbal tea from Thailand to the world.
Coincidentally, before International Tea day 2021, I had been producing my own tea at home during the 3rd round Covid-19 pandemic in Thailand which government encourage
Pandan Leaves and Jasmine Rice Tea
Compound tea from Pandan leaves and Jasmine rice