While attending the Bread & Brew fest with the other FoodieViews PH members last month, we realized something. Coffee has been our go-to drink since our thesis days especially now that we work. Clearly, coffee is life for us but we still have a soft spot for milk teas. So after the event, we went on a search for some delicious milk tea.
Do you know how many tea shops there are in one mall? A LOT. Everywhere we look there’s a tea shop featuring a long queue of people. I don’t blame them though because we live in a tropical country where ice cold refreshments such as milk tea are essential. But here’s the tea. There are shops that are not worth the hype. There’s nothing wrong being patient but you also have to be sure it’s worth the wait.
My foodie friends and I were glad that we decided to walk past those shops and went over to Gong Cha. This Taiwan-style drink shop was founded in 2006. From Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Gong Cha expanded to different Asian countries. By 2012, the brand has over 200 branches in countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and the Philippines.
Our go-to drink here at Gong Cha is the House Special Milk Wintermelon because it instantly puts us in a good mood. The pearls and overall flavors work really well together. And for only Php95 | Medium : Php 110 | Large, the taste and size is worth it.
Btw, this branch has a small al fresco area on the side. It’s a nice place especially now that there are Christmas lights up in the mall. The problem is the people who stay here. They don’t know how to dispose of their trash properly. If you’re one of them, just take a look around. There’s literally a trash can a few steps from that area.
Want to try Gong Cha’s milk teas? This branch is located at:
Second Floor, Sky Garden
SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City