Sunday, April 11, 2010

Amaretto Tea Latte, Serenitea

My husband loves amaretto. He orders amaretto coffee whenever it's available. He loves it so much that I once had a long line of tweets with other tweeters about how to find this flavoring. Also tried to look for it locally but I have been unsuccessful.

So you can just imagine how he lit up when he saw listed in Serenitea's menu the Amaretto Tea Latte. He also had coffee jelly with it and just had 75% sweetness level.

And his reaction? (He mistakenly posted it on Plurk when I asked him what he thought about the drink).

Serenitea location details are here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Okinawa Milk Tea, Serenitea

The first drink I ordered at Serenitea was the Okinawa Milk Tea. I had a hard time choosing since they had a long list of milk tea choices. Good thing the tea barista was helpful and describe how the different choices tasted. I was still confused though (probably because I was so excited) so I ended up choosing the #1 choice in their top ten list.

The Okinawa Milk Tea (#2 choice though in their San Juan branch).

I did not go wrong in my choice since I liked it very much. Drew asked me how it tasted and I said, "It's not floral. Not lemon-y." I want my milk tea flat, not bitter and not too sweet so the Okinawa Milk Tea at 75% sweetness level was just perfect. I had a hard time adjusting to the pearls though since I've always had my milk tea straight (no add ons like pearls, crystals or what-not). I'll probably have the barista lessen the amount of pearls next time.

I had the Okinawa Milk Tea at Serenitea BF Homes, Paranaque. Address and map can be found at this post.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Serenitea Cha Kitchen

There's a number of tea places sprouting around the Metro and I heard about Serenitea from Plurker friends. We immediately looked for a chance to go to BF Homes in Paranaque. We found our excuse when Miguel said that he had class on a Saturday. We promptly volunteered to pick him up (even though the school bus could've brought him home).

We were famished by the time we got to Serenitea. It wasn't hard to find on Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes. It was just a few establishments away from Chi's Brick Oven. Just go straight on Aguirre Avenue and you won't miss it.

At Serenitea we were greeted by a very pleasant attendant. She painstakingly introduced us how to choose and order and also gave an overview on how the beverages differed from one another. The top ten list she showed us was also very helpful in guiding us what to order.

So essentially you have to choose your drink, your toppings and the sweetness level. For starters I got a large glass of Okinawa Milk Tea with pearls. I didn't want to push the limits of my tonsils so I said that the sweetness level should just be at 75%. I'll post about the other drinks we got on a separate post.

Here's how the tea drinks are served:

Serenitea also serves snacks. We had the following:

 Chicken Chop

Fish and Fries

Pepper Tofu

Serenitea has 3 branches:

Paranaque (map)
268 Aguirre Avenue,
BF Homes, Paranaque
Tel. +632-794-3288

San Juan (map)
Unit 1f Ground Flr, G&L Building
Little Baguio, J Abad Santos corner V. Cruz St.
Little Baguio, San Juan
Tel. +632-379-4166

Quezon City
74B N. Roxas St., Banawe,
Sto. Domingo, Quezon City