Do you crave milk tea every day, at any time? If you’re just like the rest of us, it can be kind of hard to get your milk tea fix when you’re drinking from the same three shops.
That’s why we’ve come up with a list of local milk tea crafters just for you. Take a leap of faith, step out of your comfort zone, and dive deep into local goods! Who knows? You might find your next favorite milk tea drink right in these shops.
F Crafted Tea
What started as a journey to share artisanal to customers in the Philippines turned into a full-blown business. Founded by Jane Fernando, F Crafted Tea utilizes loose tea leaves to provide high-quality tea at affordable prices. Choose from a number of milk teas, fruit teas, and even cold brew from this Manila Bay-based shop. Heads up — they even have a prep-at-home kit so you can have the fun of making the tea yourself!
ParaÃ±aque residents are sure to enjoy High Noon‘s super fresh sets of milk tea. From earl grey to chai and toffee, this shop has it all! While they offer both tea and food individually, you also have the option of giving a loved one their very own tea gift box. Each one comes with a set number of bottles, a card, a sticker, and wrapping, making it the perfect present for any tea-lover.
Certainly different from the traditional way we make milk tea, Teapid Milktea‘s trademark beverage is definitely no less. Their product is made from natural tea leaves and is sold as a teabag, so that consumers can brew their own milk tea at home. As an added bonus, they also offer dairy-free options, meaning you can have your tea any way you want it!
11:11 will make all your wishes come true with its unique menu of milk teas! They’ve got everything from ube milk tea to taro with coconut milk, plus a long list of add-ons. Not in the mood for milk tea? Take a look at their coffee and fruit tea beverages. 11:11 has locations all over the Metro (and even Baguio!), so don’t be afraid to give it a try.
With more than a handful of milk tea flavors, Nineteen Degrees customers will have a “brew-tea-ful” time picking through all the different options. Unique flavors like cheesecake boba milktea and cookie brulee will catch your eye, while classics like boba milktea and jasmin boba milktea will keep you coming back for more. Order online or run by Eastwood Citywalk 2 or Cloud Kitchen Binondo to have a taste!
Art Daniella Sison