The tea craze has been in the Philippines for quite some time now, and now they have sprung everywhere.
My favorite still has to be the one of the original – Gong Cha – imported all the way from Taiwan. It first opened its store at the SM Mall of Asia in May, 2011 and I happened to first try it shortly after that after watching the Maroon 5 concert.
I wasn’t a fan at first, preferring its competitors Happy Lemon and Cha Time, but after tasting the Gong Cha Pearl Milk tea in Hong Kong, I was hooked.
We don’t have that direct counterpart in Manila, but I discovered if you ordered the Milk Tea with Pearl and add extra Gong Cha Milk Cream you get the same result (but only more expensive).
Today I tried another popular flavor, the Gong Cha Milk Wintermelon Tea in their newest branch in Il Terrazo, Tomas Morato.
Another favorite drink for the books!