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UPDATE … to Tea Time at Cha Tien

An update post about my favorite tea shop is long overdue.  It’s even more pressing that I post an update now when they’ve got more than Blueberry Alevosia and their other concoctions with a kick added to the menu. (Take note of that word, ‘kick’. I’m going to get back to that in a moment. =D)

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio new additions to the menu

There’s no doubt about it,  there really is so much to look forward to in December.  We’re five days into the month and I can still feel the aftereffects that Cha Tien caused me and my foodie blogging posse, Ane and Sam when Maam Jonalyn invited us to be the first to try their newest tea mixes. [They made their debut on the first of December.  (Good news Cha Tien fans, they’re open on Sundays now.)]

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio lychee, blueberry, grape fruit teas

Three from the fruit tea series

What’s new on the menu? A LOT. =b

Look wherever, under the fruit tea series, the milk tea category, teas with rock salt and cheese, teas shaken and stirred with Yakult, and the Cha Tien specials.

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio green apple fruit tea, tropical and lychee yakult

Another one from the fruit tea series, green apple and two from the Yakult series, tropical Yakult and lychee Yakult

You’re sure to find tea heaven in Cha Tien if you love fruity flavored teas and teas that are mixed with Yakult.  We couldn’t get over how this tea was so fragrantly sweet (grape and green apple for me) and that tea became a double dose of healthy with the addition of live microorganisms (my picks: tropical and passion fruit).

Tres Marias, the first to try Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio's new stuff

Tres Marias trying out Cha Tien’s newly launched concoctions =)

We tasted so much in one sitting, I’m racking my brain for the ones that truly stood out. (Feels like I’m cramming for an exam *hee)  Might be that I’d have to get myself a 700mL glass of each some time soon to really pick out my favorites from these two tea brackets. *hihi

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio strawberry, passion fruit, green apple Yakult teas

Yakult teas – strawberry, passion fruit and green apple. They need a little bit of stirring but isn’t the ‘coagulation’ pretty?

Here’s an idea, if you like to get your Yakult fix daily for that “okay ka ba tiyan” feel.  How’s about trying one kind from the Yakult series offering of this milk tea shoppe?  Lychee flavored today, lemon tomorrow; it becomes more enjoyable drinking your lactobacillus spiked beverage. \m/

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio grape, lemon, blueberry Yakult tea

More from the Yakult series: Grape, lemon, blueberry

Speaking of spiked stuff, Blueberry Alevosia and Wild Temptation teas, the new additions to the menu in June 2013, have a little bugnay wine in them – tea with a kick number 1. Whoo! Don’t know if it’s shaken with the tea but who cares? Kampay! (in minion voice)

what to eat at Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio

What’s there to eat at the tea shop? =D

It’s not all about drinking at this milk tea shop. There are some munchables on the menu, too.  Want a ham and cheese sandwich or tuna sandwich (P35 each)?  How about something oriental like 5pcs siomai for P30 or a bowl of stir fried noodles (P45 S serving, P55 L serving) which you can season to taste with the variety of sauces within reach at your tea time table.

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio chocolate Orea cream puff

The first of the creamy heavy teas

Just when we thought Cha Tien was done having served us 12 kinds of teas, more trays of drinks came out from behind the counter.  I’m not certain what went into the chocolate Oreo cream puff but my, was that a full cream drink.  So chocolate-y rich, we had to set our glasses aside after a sip. No, we’re not wasting it… it was so we could enjoy the creamy goodness at home. =)

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio 2013

Taho looking tea…

That proved to be a good move because the barrage of teas didn’t stop just yet. Wintermelon deluxe is wintermelon tea  poured over the cheese mixture (for rock salt and cheese types).  I drank the tea first and the cheese slid into my gob last.  I remember thinking what a satisfying ending that was and imagined how much more fun it would be with the right sized glass. (But that would be for next time, since I/we were so full by this time. See my face go all red like a drunk.  ^^, It seems like Ane, Sam and I with our prowess for binging have met our match in Cha Tien – tea with a kick number 2.)

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio rocky road

Rocky road… like melted ice cream. Y-U-M ^^,

On to the next blend.  Rocky Road Delight is the owner’s very own creation and it’s one of my favorites … Race’s too. (Of course, he was tasting along with us.  He also took care of our group shots. Thanksies, love. DDD.) Like melted ice cream, I was convinced it’s something I wanted in a large glass. Kudos, Maam Jonalyn! Keep on mixing! (Who knows what euphoric blends you’ll come up with next. Eeiii, how exciting!)

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio foamy caramel

Taho looking #2

The next tea we got looked like an inverted version of wintermelon deluxe.  With this, caramel flavored tea was topped with cheese.  I liked drinking the cheese first but then thought with my most recent purchase that it tasted wonderful too when the cheese mixed in with the caramel. And that delightful aroma of caramel with the hint of saltiness from the cheese, drool fest.

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio choco peppermint cream puff

Holiday themed milk tea (“,)

Last but not the least, milk tea made specially for the holidays, choco peppermint cream puff. Again, it was just a sip of this we got and we took the rest of it home.  I thoroughly took pleasure in this the next day. Even after being left in the fridge overnight, it was still flavorful, milky, and refreshingly minty.  A definite must try for December … and every day of the holidays. *heehaha

Group shot with the owner of Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio 2013

With the owner and master mixer of the Cha Tien tea medleys \m/

What a night! A memorable tea time nightcap to an eventful day courtesy of Cha Tien. I’m still in milk tea heaven. (17 teas, man!) (“,)

at Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio

(We’re so thankful for the invitation, Maam Jonalyn! More power to this Baguio born milk tea shop!)

Cha Tien Milk Tea Shop Baguio  Oreo cream puff, rocky road delight, choco peppermint cream puff and foamy caramel

Oreo cream puff, rocky road delight (with matching mallow topping), choco peppermint cream puff and foamy caramel; because we want some more, we want some more a day later.

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10 responses to “UPDATE … to Tea Time at Cha Tien”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hey, hey, ela! Thank you for the star rating! *hihi Have a wonderful day! (“,)

  2. Anonymous says :

    Thank you very much Ms. Xine.. Thank you much as well to Ms. Ane and Ms, Sam.. It really was a pleasure having that moment with you.. More power to the three of you.. And thank you Race 🙂 for the full time support.

    • XiNE says :

      You’re very welcome! Thank you so much too for letting us try your 17 new teas, I can still remember how full we got from them. Cha Tien = foodie kryptonite *heehaha

      Cheers to the Baguio born milk tea shop! (“,)

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