Did you know that my taste for milk tea started with Chatime?
It was among the first Taiwanese milk tea brands to set up operations in the metro nearly ten years ago, giving Pinoys their first taste of the pearl milk tea (PMT), wherein chewy tapioca pearls (also called “boba” or bubbles) are added to the drink.
I recall that my officemates and I were so enamoured of Chatime during its early days that we would pool money together to have a driver go to the nearest branch almost two kilometers away just to get our orders, in exchange for a free PMT gor himself.
Today, Chatime is present in 38 countries worldwide, operating over 2,500 outlets, one of which, thankfully, is near my home at SM City East Ortigas.
Aside from the kiosk where milk tea lovers can order their drink of choice, the store also has an area where they can sit and enjoy their chosen concoctions in comfort.
During my recent visit to the store, I mixed up the old and the new by ordering a classic Pearl Milk Tea (Php95/Php105) and adding Mousse (Php20), a layer of creamy, cheese-flavored foam that gives the drink an added dimension in flavor.
I’m looking forward to trying Chatime’s other mousse drinks on my next visits!
This Chatime branch is located at Ground Floor, SM City East Ortigas, Ortigas Avenue Extension, Bgy. Santa Lucia, Pasig City, open daily from 10am to 10pm.
Check out my reviews of other milk tea joints:
- Make Your Own Cafe, Tomas Morato
- UltraKappu, Old Balara
- Tea Bubble House, Greenhills
- Good Good, Tomas Morato
- Make Your Own Cafe, Maginhawa
- Jelly G, Thai Milk Tea, UP Town Center
- Macao Imperial Tea, SM Manila
- Coco Fresh Tea & Juice, Ugong
- Macao Imperial Tea, Timog
- Happy Cup, Tomas Morato
- Snack Attack, SM North EDSA
- Oh My Chicken, Tondo
- Yi Fang, Tomas Morato