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Top 10 Milk Teas Places in Manila
SPOT.ph reviews the 10 best places to boba up.
By: Kimberly Tsao  |   Published on: Oct 28, 2010 - 11:15am

8. Honestea

Tea taste: Sweetened green tea it is, as its name says. Its what you might imagine tea with honey or syrup would be like. Their milk tea also comes recommended though its stripped of any hint of the Asian flavor found in other milk teas.

Tapioca: Interchangeable between chewy and durog

Add-on options: Sago and black gulaman

Service: Good

Price: P35-P55 for one size only. Extra P5 for tapioca and P10 for gulaman.

Where to buy: G/F Cybergate Tower 3 Pioneer St., Mandaluyong

7. Tea Delite

Tea taste: Naicha milk tea (P40, L; P45, XL) can be described as the Filipino version of milk tea in terms of sweetness and chocolate-y goodness. Other teas consist of vanilla and caramel. They also carry straight and ingenious mix-and-match fruit flavors like Thrill, which is strawberry, blueberry, and grapes (P30, L; P35, XL). Some contain grenadine in the mix so kids (and those with kiddie tastebuds) will love it.

Tapioca: Sago was smaller in size than the standard.

Add-on options: Tapioca, nata de coco, and bubble burst, which explodes in your mouth. If you ever wanted to know what popped bubble wrap tastes like, this is your chance.

Service: Orders appear right away and their servers were very attentive.

Price: You definitely get your moneys worth.

Where to buy: Ash Creek Center, San Juan and near DLSU

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47 Comments
  • charchar123
    BUBBLE TEA :D
    6 months ago     Reply  
  • herlynjoie
    I think Gongcha 1 of the most delicious milk tea too should be included instead of some from nos 4,5 and down... the price about of kozui and bubble tea too...
    Sep 07 2013 @ 08:15am     Reply  
  • Cup-a-tea
    I love Simple line Wintermelon Black Milk Tea, the best of all milk teas. Good thing there is a new branch in Ermita, MH Del Pilar. I don't have to go far just to get tea 😃
    Oct 27 2012 @ 03:27am     Reply  
  • chelliegurl
    hi! gud day.. ask ko lang po f your looking for a service crew..
    Oct 01 2012 @ 02:35pm     Reply  
  • FinntheHuman
    Guys, ano po yung delivery number ng Simple Line Banawe ?
    Sep 09 2012 @ 07:35pm     Reply  
  • lovemilkteaespeciallyifit'sfree
    Loved Hazelnut Milktea in Bon Appetea. Try It. :)
    Jul 20 2012 @ 01:57am     Reply  
  • Barbie
    May Simple Line na sa Maginhawa near UP Diliman
    Jul 12 2012 @ 07:03pm     Reply  
  • tiffanyxiao
    there are also milk teas at mercato in fort bonifacio global city... i think there were 3-4 tea sellers...but i just tried the bumble tea and it was the best! specially the sweet black flavor...cant wait to taste it again...
    Feb 29 2012 @ 06:30pm     Reply  
  • eniale
    CHILLOUT is a new tea shop. They serve different milk teas, fruit teas and even fruit spin (fruit shake). Their best seller is Green Apple Yakult, Pomeberry, Oreo Milk Tea and Cocoa Foam Cheese, which really taste like the Cocoa Rock Salt and Cheese of Happy Lemon. affordable price yet taste really good. I've visited Legarda branch near mendiola. The crew says they also have branch in Morayta inside Food hall of Asia and Asturias St. in Dapitan UST.
    Jan 21 2012 @ 11:56pm     Reply  
  • justinmorales
    i love milk teaS pero try mo cake shake:)) HUNGRY COW home of cake flavored shake il terrazzo tomas morato SARAP TRY MO TIRAMISU AND OREO CHEESE SHAKE NILA. grbe YUM!!!
    Dec 17 2011 @ 12:19am     Reply  
  • marky j
    i love milk teaS pero now im into these cake shakessss try it! HUNGRY COW home of cake shakes, il Terrazzo tomas morato!
    Dec 16 2011 @ 11:52pm     Reply  
  • organic tea lover
    I live in the south and have recevently been frequentling The Tea Hub along Aguirre avenue. this shop is under-rated.Their bubble teas are refreshing and undiluted unlike some of the tea shops mentioned here. Prices are also very reasonable.rnrn
    Oct 24 2011 @ 12:12pm     Reply  
  • teaman
    I have a name suggestion for a new tea shop - TeaTea. Its like a gaybar and a tea shop in one.
    Oct 11 2011 @ 12:17am     Reply  
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  • milktea lover
    have you tried CHATIME? their MATCHA MILK TEA is superb! :)
    Oct 06 2011 @ 02:07pm     Reply  
  • ryan
    I am surprised that Pao Pao Xiao Chi Milke Tea is not even in the list. Did they really go around and searched for all of the Milk Tea places. I have been an avid customer for over 2 years and still going. They are located near xavier school, 999 mall divisoria, gilmore cor e rod, dlsu taft, vito cruz near csb, near st. jude catholic school, they even have a branch in naga and 5 more coming soon....
    Oct 04 2011 @ 05:00pm     Reply  
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  • trisha
    u should try gong cha at food choices glorrietta, tea please at maginhawa st. up village..and happy lemon at eastwood mall..
    Sep 08 2011 @ 05:48pm     Reply  
  • jenn sy
    You should try Bon Appetea's Naughteas line such as tequila sunrise with tequila jelly as sinkers!
    Sep 05 2011 @ 06:29pm     Reply  
  • bubblehead
    The best milk tea ever is Bon Appetea. They are located in Strata 2000 in Ortigas Center. They are also open 24 hours.rnrnThey have the most unique tea flavors and reasonable prices.
    Aug 22 2011 @ 11:33pm     Reply  
  • donna
    try Chatime at Robinson's galleria..it's almost in between the grocery and national bookstore..i love their pearl milk tea!rnrn*they also have a branch at the Landmark (bridgeway) in Makati.
    Jun 22 2011 @ 04:49pm     Reply  
  • mel
    I can't believe Bubble Tea is took the # 1 spot. I've tried it twice. The royal milk tea tasted watered down. Serenitea is still the best!
    Jun 13 2011 @ 06:19pm     Reply  
  • violetix
    @andy - I agree! TEA CENTRAL is the new milk tea heaven. You must try Creme Brulee, it's very nice! :) I think it's only available in Taft. I hope they open more branches around Manila.
    Apr 02 2011 @ 12:42am     Reply  
  • andy
    I discovered a new tea place in taft, tea central.. try their hazelnut milktea!! Very unique siya
    Feb 14 2011 @ 12:13am     Reply  
  • kuo 24
    There's this new one close to UP called Moon Leaf Tea. Small space but their products are really good.
    Jan 01 2011 @ 11:24am     Reply  
  • stacy
    simple line and serenitea is the bestrnworst zen tea because its mostly milk and sugar
    Dec 20 2010 @ 02:40pm     Reply  
  • cathy
    has anyone heard of chillspace? it's the latest bubble tea/ spa sa area namin. ok talaga siya and i heard from taiwan pa recipe and ingredients nila. i've tried all of the bubble tea places on this list so far sa chillspace pinaka gusto kong bubble tea.
    Dec 20 2010 @ 12:18pm     Reply  
  • gwen
    Bubble Tea drinks is really good! For me they have the best milk tea in town. Its quality is far from other milk teas in town. Ingredients are from Japan, their taste should tell you na quality siya. Bubble Tea is also #1 in my list of tea shops, Good choice of making Bubble Tea top 1 in your list! I love BUBBLE TEA!!!
    Nov 30 2010 @ 08:29pm     Reply  
  • duralexsedlex
    I tried Tea Zone in Victory Mall, what a disappointment. Ordered taro milk tea, the crew threw on some crushed ice, taro powder, and some syrup in a blender. I asked if that's really how they do it, and said yes. I ended up having a drink similar to that of Zagu's/Orbit's which is beyond what milk teas should be. rnrnBTW I tried more than half of what is on this list, will try others too. rnrnP.S. Happy Lemon just opened their first branch in the PH, in Promenade. Not bad. I liked their Malt Milk Tea.
    Nov 28 2010 @ 09:01pm     Reply  
  • dyan
    You should try Happy Lemon at Promenade Greenhills. They serve brewed milk tea and coffee mixes. Their Green Tea with Cheese and Rock Salt is a must!
    Nov 24 2010 @ 12:48am     Reply  
  • skech
    ERSAO is the bubble tea for me! you can't beat the price and it is one of the pioneer brands in the industry! =P
    Nov 09 2010 @ 12:45pm     Reply  
  • dale
    bet ko ang quickly. pero i'll take dairy queen most of the time, these bubble teas are way too 'bland' for my sweet tooth
    Nov 08 2010 @ 08:06am     Reply  
  • james
    Just wait til Happy Lemon opens!! It's the best Milk tea from China. First branch will be in Promenade. Very unique products!! I can't wait for the day it opens.
    Nov 05 2010 @ 11:53pm     Reply  
  • marc
    Simple Line is best... imported from Taiwan same better taste than serenitea... TRUST me GUYS.. just try
    Nov 05 2010 @ 09:56pm     Reply  
  • goddess
    where's bubble tea in sm the block? it's the best! ^^
    Nov 05 2010 @ 05:18pm     Reply  
  • cherrie
    Unfortunately, you weren't able to add Tea Zone in your top 10 bubble tea spots.rnI suggest you try them out, you might be all wrong and end up liking it more! rnThey are affordable and yummy and a lot of drinks to choose from :DrnBranches: UST/FEU/UE/Malabon citisquare/Victory Mall.
    Nov 04 2010 @ 10:49am     Reply  
  • denise
    For me, the best is Tea.ology in Terrazo, Morato. Much much better than Serenitea!
    Nov 01 2010 @ 06:37pm     Reply  
  • milkyway
    I know simple line is called simple life before when I was in college... I super love it and can even drink two large size a day... I miss Simple Life Milk Tea! :)
    Oct 30 2010 @ 07:43am     Reply  
  • sly
    Quickly has always been a favorite, especially the Choco Loco Super. Just discovered Serenitea, and I'm kinda loving them.
    Oct 29 2010 @ 01:45pm     Reply  
  • ignoramus
    pardon me for my ignorance, but why is it called bubble tea?? :)
    Oct 29 2010 @ 01:22pm     Reply  
  • tea addict
    Never liked Bubble Tea--it's too sweet and milky. I'd rather go for Kozui and Serenitea.:)
    Oct 28 2010 @ 09:57pm     Reply  
  • ...
    Serenitea's Okinawa is the best! Bubble Tea's products are not really from Japan! Products are imported from Taiwan...
    Oct 28 2010 @ 08:07pm     Reply  
  • tea lover.
    im so fanatic with bubble tea before...i go to their first branch in kalayaan ave. pa before i go home...but not until i discovered serenitea...only in serenitea, wala pang system, magulo pa at times.rnrnbubble tea kasi, powdery taste.rnrn
    Oct 28 2010 @ 04:48pm     Reply  
  • magnetic_rose
    small nitpick: the ZENTEA branches at the 3rd floor of RCBC tower on dela costa corner ayala, and blessings & prosperity food court on rufino corner ayala, are two different stores. rnrnbtw, i also did a japanese milk tea review on my blog:http://magnetic-rose.net/2010/10/five-local-milk-tea-cafes-and-kiosks/. hope you guys can drop by too. cheers!
    Oct 28 2010 @ 03:53pm     Reply  
  • koi
    someone should franchise koi cafe. they have the best milk tea :)
    Oct 28 2010 @ 03:36pm     Reply  
  • bbtea
    Zagu + Orbitz = rip off of what bubbletea is really suppose to be like.
    Oct 28 2010 @ 02:43pm     Reply  
  • bubbles p
    Asan ang Zagu? Orbitz?
    Oct 28 2010 @ 02:36pm     Reply  
  • carmz
    Quickly ang fave ko among this list~~ but Bubble Tea is good as well.
    Oct 28 2010 @ 01:09pm     Reply  
  • booba
    Serenitea is the best!
    Oct 28 2010 @ 11:58am     Reply  
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