Teals & Tea Cafe, Santa Lucia

If we ever need proof that the milk tea craze is stronger than ever, we only need to look at the number of tea shops sprouting all over the metro, and not just in malls, mind you, but also in middle class neighborhoods such as mine.

As of my last reckoning, both entrances to my subdivision have a combined milk tea establishment count of eight.

One of these neighborhood milk tea joints is Teals & Tea Cafe.

Teals & Tea, De Castro

Situated at the former location of my daughter #ExhibitA’s preschool, it stands out from the other milk tea joints in the neighborhood by having an actual teal-colored sit-in cafe. (Yep, the color theme is reminiscent of a Tiffany box.)

Here, milk tea lovers can hang out as they enjoy their tea-based concoctions in a comfortable and Instagrammable location.

Teals & Tea, De Castro

Teals & Tea, De Castro

Teals & Tea, De Castro

#ExhibitA has been keen to try this place out for several weeks now so, recently, we dropped by this store while we were on out way home.

Teals & Tea’s drinks are all freshly made from brewed tea leaves (no powders here). My daughter and I brought these home as our milk tea treat.

Teals & Tea, De Castro

Teals & Tea, De Castro

Milk Teas with Black Pearls.

Classic Milk Tea (Php68 for 16oz | Php78 for 22oz). For my yaya.

Teals & Tea, De Castro

Rocky Road Milk Tea (Php78 for 16oz | Php88 for 22oz). For my little boy #ExhibitB.

Teals & Tea, De Castro

Milk Teas with Black Pearl and Cheese Mousse.

Hokkaido Milk Tea (Php98 for 16oz | Php108 for 22oz). For #ExhibitB.

Teals & Tea, De Castro

Salted Caramel (Php98 for 16oz | Php108 for 22oz). For me.

Teals & Tea, De Castro

I’m glad that my kids and I have more choices whenever we’re struck with a craving for milk tea!

Teals & Tea Cafe, De Castro

Teals & Tea Cafe is located at No. 1 Sampaguita Street, De Castro Subdivision, Sta. Lucia, Pasig City.

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Neighborhood milk tea at Pig Tea, Sta Lucia

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.

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

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.

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

Strawberry Grapefruit with Popping Boba (Php59) for my daughter #ExhibitA.

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

Chocolate Milk Tea with Pearls (Php49) for my little boy #ExhibitB.

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

Classic Milk Tea with Pearls (Php49) for our precious yaya.

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

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.

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

Hokkaido Milk Tea with Pearls (Php59) for #ExhibitA.

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

Cookies and Creamy Puff (Php75), one of Pig Tea’s Milk Tea Cake Collection, for #ExhibitB.

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

Taro Milk Tea (Php69) for yaya.

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

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, Santa Lucia

Pig Tea, Santa Lucia

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.

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