The milk tea craze in the metro is still going strong with new entrants continuing to appear and compete with more established brands.
While the opening of new Taiwan-based brands in high-traffic malls to establish their presence in the country are sure to make news, homegrown brands are also quietly popping up in their respective pocket areas to serve their local markets.
One such brand is Pig Tea, a new milk tea and juice bar that set up shop along the main road of Countryside Village in Pasig, just a few blocks away from my house.
To get your drinks at Pig Tea, all you have to do are:
- Choose your tea. Your choices include the classics, premium drinks and fruit teas.
- Choose your desired level of sweetness, from 100%, 75%, 50% and 25%.
- Choose your sinkers. Your choices include pearls, nata de coco, brown sugar jelly, egg pudding and popping boba.
- After all that, you now have a cup of Piggilicious Pig Tea.
Last week, I gave in to my milk tea craving and dropped by this small and unassuming tea shop to get some 12oz cups for me and my household.
Brown Sugar Milk Tea with Triple Sinkers (brown sugar jelly, egg pudding and pearls) (Php59) for me.
Strawberry Grapefruit with Popping Boba (Php59) for my daughter #ExhibitA.
Chocolate Milk Tea with Pearls (Php49) for my little boy #ExhibitB.
Classic Milk Tea with Pearls (Php49) for our precious yaya.
A few day’s later, at my daughter’s request, we dropped by on our way home to get another set of 16oz drinks.
Classic Milk Tea with Pearls (Php59) topped with Rock Salt and Cheese (Php16) for me.
Hokkaido Milk Tea with Pearls (Php59) for #ExhibitA.
Cookies and Creamy Puff (Php75), one of Pig Tea’s Milk Tea Cake Collection, for #ExhibitB.
Taro Milk Tea (Php69) for yaya.
Pig Tea’s drinks proved to have the premium taste and mouthfeel of the more well-known and imported brands, owing to being made fresh every day from tea leaves. Despite this, they are quite affordable, with drinks costing no more than Php100 each.
Now, my family and I won’t have to venture far to satisfy our milk tea cravings!
Pig Tea is located at 25 Countryside Avenue, Countryside Subdivision, Santa Lucia, Pasig City, open daily from 10am to 6pm. For inquiries or to call in your orders, contact +63 996 7216993.
Check out my reviews of other milk tea joints:
- Juice Cubi, MOA Complex
- Chachago, Tomas Morato
- Bubba Lab, Lamp Quarters
- 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