With the intermittent bursts of rain in the metro, I found myself reminiscing about sunshine and summer.
A few blessed weeks before the start of rainy weather were my first two visits to Lamp Quarters in Marikina. On both those occasions, I decided to cool down and chill out at the tea store located there called Bubba Lab.
Bubba Lab’s concept is that of a laboratory where various elements are mixed and matched by its resident “scienTEAsts” to come up with exciting concoctions to delight its customers who are affectionately called “Labmates.” From the test-tubes, beakers and bunsen burners that decorate the area, to the menu presented as a periodic table of elements, Bubba Lab’s premises present a unique experience for tea lovers.
On my first visit, I opted for the basic drink: a Bubba Lab Milk Tea (Php100/Php110). The tea and milk flavors meshed well together and the pearls were pleasantly chewy.
On my next visit, I had my daughter #ExhibitA with me. I had a Thai Milk Tea (Php100/Php110) which was boldly flavored with Thai herbs and condensed milk, while #ExhibitA got a fruity and refreshing Blueberry Tea (Php90/Php100) for herself. We enjoyed our drinks as we whiled away the midday heat.
The arrival of the rainy season hasn’t diminished my craving for milk tea.
So I definitely wouldn’t mind coming back here to learn about and sample more of Bubba Lab’s tea concoctions… rain or shine.
This Bubba Lab branch is located at Lamp Quarters, Gil Fernando Avenue, Bgy. Santo Nino, Marikina, open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 11pm, and Fridays to Saturdays from 11am to 12 midnight.
Other branches are located at:
- Ground Floor, Robinsons Supermarket, Bgy. Malanday, Marikina City
- Extension B, C&B Circle Mall, Liwasang Kalayaan Avenue, Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Check out my reviews of other milk tea joints:
- Gong Cha, Tomas Morato
- Cha Tuk Chak, Greenhills
- The Alley, SM North EDSA
- Infinitea, Tomas Morato
- Xing Fu Tang, Greenhills
- Dakasi, Tomas Morato
- Chatime, SM East Ortigas
- 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