Cuppas for the masses at ‘Citizen Tea Canteen’ in the heart of Talad Noi (Photos)

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Joining a small handful of tea rooms in Bangkok is a new joint with artsy decor tucked into the Talad Noi neighborhood. 

Open for about a month in a mom-and-pop shophouse, the Citizen Tea Canteen of Nowhere is dedicated to tea aficionados with local brews from Songkhla in the south to Chiang Rai in the north. 

Its vibrant decor includes handmade silkscreens of flowers, tigers and Chinese characters on the walls while in a corner local handicrafts are displayed. The idea was to “empower underdog culture,” according to shop co-owner Saran Yenpanya, an artist who also owns the 56thStudio design house. 

The teas only come from Thai provinces and are brewed meticulously with a siphon for the best consistency, aroma, and taste possible. 

Milk teas start at THB120 with highlights including Blend No. 2 Dusty Dawn that comes with chocolate and nutty flavors while those who like a sweet aromatic vanilla can opt for Blend No. 3 Sweet Sunset, which also comes with a fragrant cocoa finish in each sip. Those who prefer distinctive floral notes can order a refreshing cup of Blend No. 4 Suede Sunset

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On a recent visit, the monthly special blend was Duck Noodle Blend (THB250), a set that comes with a pot of black tea filled with Thai and Chinese spices. No duck or any meat, thankfully!

Citizen Tea Canteen is open 10am to 6pm only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It’s located on Soi Vanich 2 in Bangkok’s Talad Noi neighborhood, not far from MRT Hua Lamphong.

Photo: Coconuts Bangkok
Photo: Coconuts Bangkok
Photo: Coconuts Bangkok
Photo: Coconuts Bangkok
Photo: Coconuts Bangkok
Photo: Coconuts Bangkok
Photo: Coconuts Bangkok


Citizen Tea Canteen of Nowhere

Soi Vanich 2, Talad Noi, Samphanthawong

10am-6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday only


MRT Hua Lamphong

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