Friday, November 2, 2012

Tai Hing Milk Tea

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.


Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mad Hatter Milk Tea

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.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

360 Hand Shaken Tea

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.

Karen Ang of

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.

New fansof 360: Tiara, Karen, Me, Ria and Mica

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.