Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sereni-tea at Bona Coffee

Sweetie and I found ourselves at Bona Coffee Westgate the other night. Our movie date was postponed since the movie we wanted to watch was SRO! Quickly left the mall and decided to drive around Westgate. Passed by Bona Coffee and decided to kill time there since we had a few hours before we could pick up Miguel from his prom.

Since it was evening I didn't want to drink coffee. I didn't find anything close to chai latte/milk tea so I had a hard time choosing. The jolly barista seeing that I was having a hard time suggested I try out their sereni-tea drink. He described what was in it but I stopped listening when he said that it had milk in it. I immediately said yes.

I was really excited to try out the drink since I've just been making my own milk tea at home the past few weeks. The color and consistency of the drink was similar to all the other milk teas I've drank but I was in for a surprise. The tea that was used in the drink was the "floral" kind. It tasted like sampaguita. I know a couple of people who like that kind of tea but I don't. I thought it was just a bit sweet so I added a bit of water, but this didn't dilute the floral taste.

Anyway, I guess I'm going to stick to coffee when I'm at Bona Coffee.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Why I Love Singapore

This is a phone with me having iced tea with milk an hour after I landed in Singapore. I had to go straight to the hospital for my check-up, but since we had about 30 minutes before my appointment we decided to have a snack. The snack turned out to be some yummy Korean beef and then I grabbed some iced tea with milk from the "drinks stall" for just SG$1.30.

One of the things I love about Singapore is the fact that you can get iced tea with milk anywhere and everywhere! Most hawkers center drinks stall sell tea with milk (except for the one on Victoria Street near Bras Basah Road, hmph!). I remember when Drew and I were on our way to Jurong Bird Park we actually got some at the bus station. (Yeah we are addicted to it!).

I was half-way through the drink when my husband finally got my attention for a photo-opt. Yumyumyum!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pokka Milk Tea

One of the things I love about Singapore is the variety of beverages available. I cannot count the number of brands/flavors/SKUs you can choose from at hawker centers/supermarkets/convenience stores. Every time I head down to Singapore I always find myself checking out the nearest 7-Eleven store for new drinks.

My latest find is the ready-to-drink milk tea. I was jumping up and down with this discovery and Sweetie immediately put it in the grocery basket.

My take? It's pretty good, just a bit lemon-y for my taste, but that doesn't mean I won't drink it. If I had the chance to bring home some for Drew I would have. :)