Ah! Milk tea, you either know someone who’s crazy about it, or are crazy about it yourself. After all, what’s not to like? This creamy beverage comes in a variety of flavors, has several sinkers, and is cool and refreshing to drink.
If you want to try something new and want to veer away from the usual go-to’s, then try these underrated milk tea places in Manila:
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If you’re into classic milk tea selections, Coldlayers Cafe is the place to be. Make sure to try their fruity variants too though, and their Special Yakult Tea (P130 – 16oz, P140 – 22oz) which combines the goodness of strawberry and passion-fruit.
Light snacks such as potato wedges, cheese sticks, and nachos are also offered.
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TenRen’s Tea only uses tea leaves from China and serves a variety of flavors. They have drinks that are available either hot or cold, but one drink you should definitely try is the 913 King’s Oolong Milk Tea (P80 – medium, P90 – large) which has an earthy and herby taste.
To make the most out of the tea experience, add a serving of sweet pearls – you’ll thank us later.
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Macao Imperial Tea not only offers a great selection for tea lovers, but also offers customers a cozy place to enjoy their drinks.
Whether you want to work on a project or simply catch up with a friend, you can also enjoy their free Wi-Fi and food.
Back to their drinks though, make sure you try out the Cheesecake and Pearl Milk Tea (P100) and Red Bean and Pudding Milk Tea (P130). All their drinks come in a single size.
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When at YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea, make sure you try their saccharine tea! Other must-orders include the Sugarcane Milk Tea (P115 – medium, P135 – large) and the classic Wintermelon Milk Tea (P100 – medium, P115 – large).
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You may have heard of Black Scoop Cafe’s heavenly ice creams, but if you head over for a scoop of that – make sure you don’t miss out on their milk teas, too!
The Almond and Hazelnut milk tea variants (P80 – medium, P90 – large) have a nutty flavor and smooth aroma.
While their bestseller, the Milk Tea with Grass Jelly (P90 – medium, P100 – large), is refreshing with a smooth and creamy texture.
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Yummy milk tea selections at budget-friendly prices are what D’Cream is all about – no wonder it’s a hit among students.
Their creamy Golden Sun (P45 – regular, P55 – large, P65 – giant) is recommended for its sweet vanilla taste and smooth texture. The shop also offers hot and cold coffee as well as fruity smoothies.
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With a menu that has only 10 items, Khun Thai Tea makes choosing and ordering an easy job for customers. This humble shop caters to customers who are on-the-go. Among their bestsellers is the Ice Milk Tea (P85) which is known for its silky and creamy finish.
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The menu of this underrated tea shop is as straightforward as it gets. Although they don’t offer cheese toppings and Yakult variants, you can rely on their classic milk teas with flavors that can go from fruity and citrusy to sour and creamy.
Their Royal Oolong Milk Tea (P60 – medium, P75 – large) is something that you shouldn’t miss!
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The shop may not be physically striking, but their milk tea is the bomb! Whether you’re in the mood for Taiwanese tea or Thai milk tea, Oh My Tea has you covered.
If you’re into teas with flavors, the Thai Matcha (P95) is your best bet. The creamy and sugary Assam Sweet Caramel Cream (P140), on the other hand, is for those who prefer teas with a kick.
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A hit among the Taiwanese, Sharetea’s menu showcases classic selections for regular milk tea customers and unusual yet tempting flavors perfect for adventurous souls.
Some of their crowd pleasers include the Matcha Red Bean Milk Tea (P100 – regular, P110 – large) and the Green Tea Yakult (P80 – regular, P95 – large), both of which are appealingly piquant with a thick texture.
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