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A fad that’s become a classic drink of those in the metro.

Milk tea, bubble tea, boba tea, pearl tea—whatever you call it, eyes and ears will follow. The Philippines is no stranger to milk tea. In recent years, these small tea shops have gained cult-like followings with customers willing to wait, sometimes hours at a time, in order to get their hands on a large, 100% sugar, and regular ice cup of creamy goodness.

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While you probably have your personal favorites already, the best milk tea may still be out there. We put together a list of Metro Manila’s favorite and most popular milk tea spots for you to get your next cup!

Bon Appetea – multiple branches

A local food stall that’s grown into a nationwide franchise, Bon Appetea serves up must-try food and drinks at affordable prices. From their signature tea drinks to mouth-watering waffles, rice meals, and more, you’re sure to discover a new favorite at Bon Appetea!

Available for: Dine-in, take-out, pick-up, advance order, and in-house delivery (for select stores only)

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R&B Tea – multiple branches

Brought straight from Singapore by Koufu Group, R&B tea is a brand that boasts using fresh fruits and all-natural components in all of its drinks. Their specialty is their Creme Brulee topping.

Available for: Take-out, pick-up, and delivery.

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Cha Tuk Chak – multiple branches

Authentic and accessible Thai cuisine is headed your way courtesy of Cha Tuk Chak! Enjoy Cha Tuk Chak’s blend of fresh and bold signature drinks and sip into an exciting world of flavor.

Available for: Pick-up, take-out, and delivery via GrabFood, foodpanda, and Pick.A.Roo

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Serenitea – multiple branches

Serenitea is a homegrown brand that offers almost every kind of pearl milk tea and tea latte out there. It’s a crowd favorite among students due to the fact that there are branches near major schools. People also love the level of customization that Serenitea offers from sweetness to sinkers.

Available for: Pick-up, take-out, and delivery.

Traditional Milk Tea from Serenitea
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Fun fact: Join Serenitea’s BER fever the whole month of September! If you order directly from Serenitea, you can avail yourself of their Trio Bundles. Choose from their Trio Bundle of Brown Sugar Taho, Brown Sugar Taho Milk Tea, and Traditional Milk Tea with Almond Pudding.

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Moonleaf Tea Shop – multiple branches

One of the original milk tea chains in the country, Moonleaf Tea Shop is a go-to spot for all of the classic milk tea flavors that you love! Moonleaf offers some unconventional flavors as well, such as Peppermint Milk Tea, Peach Milk Tea, and Passionfruit Milk Tea. While some of their options are a bit out of the ordinary, their decadent drinks are still delightful.

Available for: Delivery via GrabFood, foodpanda, and Pick.A.Roo

Large Thai Green Milk Tea from Moonleaf Tea Shop
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Macao Imperial Tea – multiple branches

Hailing from the ‘Vegas of China’, Macao Imperial is one of the fastest-growing cafe chains with an extensive menu, offering coffee, milk tea, tea, cream cheese-based drinks, and more. They’re known for their cream cheese and chestnut cream topped milk tea drinks.

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D’Cream Coffee and Tea – multiple branches

Enjoy drinks made with love and only the finest ingredients at D’Cream Coffee & Tea! From specialty drinks to classic blends, D’Cream Coffee & Tea is one of the freshest and most pleasing spots to satisfy your thirst.

Available for: Pick-up, take-out, and delivery via GrabFood.

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Sharetea – multiple branches

Hailing from Taiwan, Sharetea offers a wide variety of milk tea, natural fruit tea, and brewed tea drinks as well as some light snacks. 

Available for: Pick-up, take-out, and delivery

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Tiger Sugar – multiple branches

Originally from Taiwan, Tiger Sugar has become famous for their brown sugar boba milk, among all the other milk teas we’re all crazy for. Opening in Hong Kong and Singapore, we finally have the opportuni-tea to try out their Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cream Mousse!

Available for: Pick-up, take-out, and delivery.

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CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice – multiple branches

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice has been around for a while, but only recently did they see a surge in customers lining up— sometimes for hours, just to get their hands on the famed Panda Milk Tea.

Available for: Delivery via GrabFood and foodpanda

Panda Milk Tea from Coco with tapioca pearls and pudding
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Tea 18 – Greenheights Avenue

Tea 18 proves that milk tea doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. With popular branches in Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong, Tea 18 has successfully created a healthier milk tea line that uses less sugar but still boasts strong and sweet flavors.

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Infinitea – multiple branches

Infinitea serves a wide variety of tasty and refreshing drinks for all you tea fanatics out there. They offer coffees, frappes, fruit teas and more, but they are most known for their authentic pearl milk tea. They have dozens of accessible branches all over Metro Manila so it’s easy to see why this one would be a crowd favorite!

Available for: Take-out and delivery via foodpanda.

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Coldlayers Cafe – multiple branches

Coldlayers is a newcomer to the milk tea scene but this casual dining cafe specializes in Taiwan Snow Ice & comfort food. They use all natural ingredients and you can bet that their Taiwan Milk Tea is the real deal.

Available for: Delivery via foodpanda and GrabFood.

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Gong Cha – multiple branches

Gong Cha serves milk tea, fruit juices, ice smoothies, brewed tea, chocolate beverages, and coffee. There are over 170 outlets worldwide spreading from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Try their house special, the Alisan Milk Tea, which is light-bodied and refreshing.

Available for: Take-out and delivery

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Ersao – multiple branches

Ersao offers an authentic taste of Taiwan with it’s menu of mouthwatering dumplings, quick snacks, and noodles to crave for. Their specialty milk tea drinks are refreshing and go especially well with their spicy dishes.

Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery via GrabFood and Lalafood.

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Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea – multiple branches

Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea offers a wide array of freshly-made premium milk tea drinks. They specialize, however, in fruit teas as they use real fruit in their drinks. They also serve sugarcane drinks, tea, lattes, and other specialty and limited-edition drinks.

Available for: Delivery via GrabFood, foodpanda, and Pick.A.Roo

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Tokyo Bubble Tea – multiple branches

Tokyo Bubble Tea is a local homegrown bubble tea concept that serve Japanese-Western dishes that are best paired with their wide selection of fun milk tea concoctions! They have a variety of flavors like Almond, Coffee, Jasmine, and Royal Milk Tea. For those who need their milk tea with a savory meal on the side, this is the place for you.

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Chatime – multiple branches

Chatime is one of the more well-known and successful milk tea brands in the country. Their wide selection of milk teas are made with green, black, oolong, and roasted brewed teas. You can find Chatime branches all over the world and that means getting your milk tea fix will never be a problem.

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Happy Lemon – multiple branches

Since 2006, Happy Lemon has become one of the first milk tea places to develop unique milk tea selections such as their famous “Rock Salted Cheese” series.

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Matcha Milk Tea from Happy Lemon
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Dakasi – multiple branches

With locations all over the country, Dakasi has become a standout because of its Hokkaido Milk Pearl and Creme Series. Dakasi prides itself by using fresh ingredients and their our own recipes for cooking tea, pearls, and sugar, guaranteeing an original flavor unique to the rest.

Available for: Take-out and pick-up.

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The Alley – multiple branches

Hailing from Taiwan, The Alley specializes in their “Deerioca”, the brand’s hand-made version of tapioca pearls. They take pride in the fact these bubbles are made from scratch and have become globally-renowned for their unique texture and pleasing aroma.

Available for: Delivery via GrabFood and foodpanda.

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