My officemates and I tried out this new milk tea shop along Mother Ignacia Avenue because we’re suckers for something new and the place is trending because of the Gonzaga sisters. Sadly though, it was not a very happy experience for us.
It started out well enough. We liked the cozy and quaint decor. With its glass windows, well-lit interiors and mostly-whote decor, the place looked bright and airy. It even had a smattering of cute bric-a-bracs which made it an Instagrammable location.
The service and the product, however, are a totally different matter. First, for the most part, there was only one guy handling order-taking and beverage preparation so the line and the wait for the drink were quite long. He had a companion but, for some reason, she decided to step out and do other chores during a busy lunch hour.
Second, I chose Taro as my pearl cooler drink as I thought it would be safe choice. Unfortunately, it tasted like pinipig (and I hate pinipig!), and the pearls did not have the consistency I was expecting. I guess at P60, the drink was cheap enough but it was still a disappointment.
I’ll probably give this place another try and will probably order the Wintermelon tea that I’ve been hearing good things about. Hopefully, my sad opinion of Happy Cup will change.