Most milk tea shops serve milk tea with lots of ice in it. Tai Hing resto, a Hongkong cuisine resto at Changi Airport Terminal 2 serves their milk tea pure (no ice!). It's one of the richest milk tea I've had.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
As if straight out of the Alice in Wonderland storybook comes a milk tea place named after the character who obsessed about his tea -- The Mad Hatter. The stacks of books, mushrooms, wall murals and ceiling clocks looked all too pleasantly familiar. It was like being a kid again! Mad Hatter has a nice selection of iced milk teas that can quench a daily tea craving.
I prefer the no-frills Caterpillar's Classic Milk Tea with Tapioca Balls. It's a little pricier than usual at P70 for the tea without any sinkers. I'd have to pay another P10 for the tapioca. But once you get your cup, no sorry, TUMBLER, you know you got what you paid for. Their milk tea is very light, similar to 360, but tastes slightly creamy. Their tapioca is perfectly chewy, making it a nice complement to the tea experience. Other drinks I recommend are the Wintermelon and Dark Chocolate Milk Tea. Their crepe selections look tempting as well, so yeah, try them too! Mad Hatter is located at the cinema area of Abreeza Mall, Davao City.
Monday, March 12, 2012
360 Hand Shaken Tea opened its first branch in Yahu! Plaza located in Davao City's Chinatown. I found out about it through a friend, whose friend at work bought him a cup of their milk tea. I was pretty content with whipping up my own milk tea at home with my stash of Old Town and Gold Kili, but nothing beats a fresh cup of milk tea.
360's store is located right at the back of the mall. At that time they priced each cup at just 30 pesos, yes, that's less than $1! Naturally, I was a skeptic! I ordered the plainest milk tea available. The best way to gauge milk tea is to taste it in its barest form - no flavoring and minimal sugar. I got the Pearls Milk Red Tea, less sugar. My verdict? I was pleasantly surprised! The tea mixture was smooth and wasn't too bitter (although I don't mind bitter). The pearls were also perfectly chewy. For P30, this was a good deal! From then on, I was a regular at their store, and soon they opened another branch on Malvar Street in front of Davao Doctor's College. The pictures on this post were taken at that branch.
360 now has four branches, including new ones at SM Davao and NCCC Mall in Matina. Sadly, they had to jack up their prices to P42/cup. It's still dirt cheap if you ask me, and I remain a loyal customer.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
I probably had a silly smile on my face when I entered the shop. After ordering I immediately whipped out my phone and asked permission from the crew if I could take some photos for my blog. They, of course, obliged when I said I had a tea blog. I probably weirded them out though since I also took a photo of the cup when they served it hehehe.
Anyway, so I just ordered for a standard glass of milk tea with pearls. It did not disappoint and I'm pretty sure I'll drop by again when I visit QC.
Milk Tea Station
located at Imperial Palace Suites
Timog cor. Tomas Morato
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
The latest pasalubong she brought me is Gold Roast Teh Tarik.
I had just finished the second pack of my now-favorite instant milk tea (which I haven't even blogged about yet!), but I instantly fell in love with Gold Roast Teh Tarik. I just tried it on Easter Sunday and I think I'm already half-way through the pack. Oh noes!
Anyway, what I try to do is compare the taste of the instant milk tea to the bus terminal in Singapore teh tarik which Drew and I really liked. And so far Gold Roast Teh Tarik is the closest to it! It's just right because it isn't too sweet, the tea isn't bitter and it doesn't have a citrus after-taste.
I hope I can find some here locally.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Anyway, so during my visit last month I was surprised to see a new offering by Pokka - Milk Green Tea. Green tea with milk? Green colored beverage? I had to go around 7-Eleven's aisles thrice, thinking whether I should sample it or not. I was apprehensive because I thought that green tea plus milk would be weird. I like drinking green tea as it is, the more bitter, the better.
So my curiosity won out and I got a bottle. My hotel was just a stone's throw away so I went back to my room to get some rest and sample the green tea with milk.
And, my oh my, I got the shock of my life. It was an awesome experience. I never expected that green tea would go so well with milk. I loved it because it had the right level of sweetness and drinking it made me feel refreshed and re-energized (I had just come in from Manila that day and took a long walk to the Singapore Philatelic Museum).
And guess what, I had one every single day I was in Singapore. =)
Dear local retailers/supermarkets/specialty shops, please, please import Pokka Milk Green Tea!!!