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Monday, October 31, 2011

Chatime: Tea Time at MoA

Being a big bubble tea brand, not only in Taiwan but also in other parts of the world, it was already expected that Chatime will gain a following in the country. And being a milk tea lover, I cannot let another Taiwanese milk tea store be left untried. So after seeing a branch of Chatime at SM Mall of Asia, we didn't hesitate to enter the already-crowded-store.


It might be a little trivial, but I love Chatime's color scheme -- purple, white and some green. I find it modern and edgy.

Going back to our Chatime experience, there were a lot of people flocking at the counter to order, and this made me even more excited to try out their milk tea. However, upon checking their menu, I was actually overwhelmed by how wide their beverage selection is and had become unsure if I'll get something else instead of the plain milk tea.

They have Mellow Milk Tea, Smoothies Series, Coffee, Energetic Healthy Juices, Oriental Pop Tea, QQ Jelly, Chatime Special Mix, Chatime Mousse and plain Fresh Tea.

Click the menu photo to view the overwhelming beverage selection of Chatime.

As much as I wanted to try other beverages at Chatime, I just opted for their large Roasted Milk Tea (P85) so I can compare it to other milk teas I've tried. I had it at 30% sugar level which I think was a bad move since it lacked the sweetness I want. However, it still tasted good and you can really tell that they used fresh brewed good quality tea.


On the other hand, my date ordered a regualr-sized Taiwan Mango QQ (P85). Being a very curious soul, I had to take a sip from it. And comparing it to my Roasted Milk Tea, I love the Taiwan Mango QQ more! It was a refreshing Mango yet citrusy tea drink with nata de coco and black pearl.

THE VERDICT

Honestly, I cannot directly compare Gong Cha, Bubble Tea and Chatime's milk tea head to head as I had the latter's milk tea in 30% sugar level. However, if I take the wideness of the variety into consideration, Chatime will be the winner as it offers more types of beverages.

In terms of taste though, I will have to go back soon and fall in line at the always-crowded counter of Chatime to try their Roasted Milk Tea again, and sample the other beverages they offer.

Taste - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 5/5
Overall Value - 5/5


ChaTime, SM Mall of Asia
SM Mall of Asia, Bay Blvd.
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Philippines

21 comments:

  1. i'm not a tea lover so i haven't tried any milk tea ever. hehe! curios na ko.

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  2. Interesting place! Thanks for the feature! Will try this soon :)

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  3. Where in MOA is this located? I've been wanting to try it!

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  4. I've only tried bubble tea, zen tea and Gong cha. Di ko malaman difference kasi parepareho lang lasa for me. What's important is to satisfy my craving for "milk tea"

    Have you tried Happy Lemon? they say that it's good, too.

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  5. I also tried their Roasted Milk tea and I had it at 100% sugar level, but it's still bland.

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  6. I love milk teas too! =) Been wanting to try this as well as many other milk teas sprouting about. But sometimes I'm struggling with my mood for coffee over tea haha =)

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  7. @kay: It's on the 2nd floor of SM MoA's Entertainment Mall.. :)

    @Jeo: I haven't tried Happy Lemon yet, but I've read SO MANY good feedbacks about it! Probably by next week mata-try ko na :)

    @Bee: Ohh.. So maybe Chatime's Roasted Milk Tea is generally bland? I'll try their 100% sugar level soon to compare. Thanks for letting me know. :)

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  8. may ganito din sa landmark makati...

    Hello, mahabang pila palagi....

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  9. Your blog reminds me that I should indulge myself in tasty treats at times.


    anyhoo, I just read your recent comment on my photo blog. Wow, I didn't know you're into Pullips. I happen to collect them. I probably have more than 20 now. I stopped counting, really. My paycheck goes to my doll collection and their wardrobe. LOL.

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  10. okaayy, so this is the 4th blog na topic ay tea.. i really must try one of these soon!

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  12. Did I read about this brand of tea drink from Fashion Pulis? Not sure pero he posted something like, a certain customer found a dead crawler in his drink. Yucky!

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  13. @Pink MagaLine: I saw this din on Fashion Pulis, but I think the crawler was planted.. >.< Anyway, it's best pa rin if we take caution with everything we drink or eat. :) Btw, Fashion Pulis was my prof back in college.. XD

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  14. Sodium Erythorbate *nom nom nom nom*November 3, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    ok then its settled..no more cha time EVAH!!!hooraayyyyy!!!!!! xp

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  15. Ang dami nang milk tea places ngayon! My favorite is still Serenitea, though. :)

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  16. @thebackgroundstory: I haven't tried Serenitea yet, but I've heard it's good nga daw. Need to visit a branch some time soong! :)

    @Sodium Erythorbate: We'll buy milk tea tomorrow! hahaha.. XD

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  17. Sodium Erythorbate *nom nom nom nom*November 3, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    NOOOOOoooooooo....... .... ... .. .

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  18. I like the taro red bean milk tea and I must have consumed more than 25 of those in 8 weeks time. I could have more but there was a time when chatime run out of taro.

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  19. i wanna try taiwan mango qq! i liked taro red bean milk tea :D

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  20. Interesting place! Thanks for the feature! I will try this :)

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  21. Oh oh! I tried the Taro Pudding Milk Tea and it was the bomb! You can really feel the texture of the taro and the pudding is very smooth too! Chatime rivals Gong cha for me. :)

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