In Milk Tea Heaven at Cha Tien
It’s official, I found the best milk tea (for me)!
Picture this: A tall 700 mL glass full of chilled, refreshing and healthy liquid with a bouquet and a taste of wintermelon. Even at 100% sweetness, it hits the right spot with your taste buds. It’s got sinkers like tapioca pearls in it that makes its way in a line with every sip through your straw. (If you’ve gotten bored with pearls like I have, you can always upgrade to something chewier and less common like coffee jelly, pineapple nata, rainbow konjac jelly.) As if this wasn’t enough, the drink is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (It’s a milk tea float, if you will. \m/) If you think you’ve tasted a yummy glass of wintermelon milk tea, this takes it up a notch. Ohh, the creamy rich smoothness. (“,)
At Cha Tien, the ice cream milk tea is one of their special teas. I know there’s nothing flashy about the name, but what a whopper that ice cream topping was! I know I’ll be perfectly happy with this as my choice for tea for all the days of summer and all the days that I just want to drink milk tea.
Their chocolate banana milk tea is another wonder of a drink. Chocolatey and oh so banana fruity without the irritating potassium flavor at the end – Race liked this one a lot. Other specials are their rock salt and cheese teas like green matcha with red beans. It was my brother who got this order and it’s the perfect green tea milk tea. Creamy, almost like the one with ice cream, lots of red beans and yes, I will not forget to mention it, tastes like green tea… no seaweed flavor there either at the beginning of the sip or at the time you swallow. Dark chocolate with red beans sounds like a strange pairing but again, you can always replace your sinkers with something else if that doesn’t work for you on your first try.
With regard to fruit teas, it’s the strawberry tea that catches my eye (seeing red in a good way again *harhar). Its sinkers…or should I say floating toppings are fresh strawberry tidbits. What more can I say? ^^, As for hot beverages, these have got sinkers, too. Perilla seeds – I’ll have to see what those really are when I get to it because as you might have read in a previous post, I’m not really a hot beverage drinker. =b (But, my! Am I curious! *hihi)
With a doable list of 16 teas, my foodie/milk tea drinking friends and I will surely get through these in a snap. Doesn’t matter if we’ve tasted it all, I think, because my favorite is ice cream special milk tea. (As if I haven’t said it before,) I know I’ll always fall back on that and love and enjoy this choice every time.
Even as I remember drinking my ice cream special from Cha Tien, I still feel like I could sing an aria (Exactly like I felt with every sip of this beverage). ‘I’m on cloud 9’ is what I kept thinking (and when the last drop of the creamy milk tea was gone, I really went awwww, ubos na *frowny face). I can’t wait for my next visit to Cha Tien where I feel this feeling of being on cloud 9/tea heaven with their beverages.
X marks Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop for good tea-based beverages (creamy delicious and refreshingly inventive milk teas) in Baguio. Who knew, the best milk tea for me would come from a Baguio born/based milk tea brand. Yey for another Baguio treasure! (“,)
Service: In terms of service, Cha Tien is great! Again with the itsy bitsy lettering for the menu, the attendant gave me a sheet version like it was a reflex. (Before I could even squint my eyes at the board menu, a readable one was in front of me. Nice going and thank you! (“,)) Getting our first orders of Cha Tien teas for take out, they capped the glass with a real secure lid, not the plastic covering melted onto the rim of the glass. (Careful with this lid though. I cut my fingers four times a la paper cut when I was removing it. Ouchies. Yes, yes, I was trying to get to the other sinkers that didn’t go through the straw. =D) They also put the drinks in a carrier tray before putting it in the plastic bag. No spill transport (no toppling over, no getting out of balance in the plastic bag) for sure!
Cha Milk Tien Tea Shop
2nd Floor Decibar Building
(diagonally across from Caltex
Entrance to building is by C&E Bookshop)
Baguio City, Philippines
***Translation of the word ‘tien’: answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070610171719AAYvg8b Look at other answer for a word for word translation. Thanks, Yahoo; thanks so much, bryan_q! (“,)
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