(photo ganked from here)
Laut Thai is a (relatively) new Thai-Malaysian restaurant down on 18th Street. The last time I went there it was the middle of a snowstorm and my friend and I both ended up soaked and very grateful for their delicious hot soup.
However! As we have already established, delicious hot soup does not make a good snack, so instead I will discuss Laut's ginger tea.
You know those chewy ginger candies that you find in NYC corner grocery stores, presumably because they are sweet and spicy and delicious and also some sort of palate cleanser?
Well. This tea is like that, except it is a tea. That makes it excellent.