As milk tea businesses continue to strengthen their franchise-growth potentials as one of the favorites snacks of Filipinos, we our enlisting our Top 16 Favorite Milk Tea Brands in the Philippines (in no particular order).
As Southeast Asia’s Leading Milk Tea, they serve over 5 million customers every month, in more than 700 outlets across the world. One of their best sellers are Aren Palm Sugar Series, Big Bang Series and their signature Toasties. Click here for more info.
Moonleaf is the first authentic Filipino-Taiwanese tea shop. It is operated by Emerald Leaf Franchising Corporation. Click here for more info.
3.) Dakasi Milk Tea
They take pride that all their drinks are made with fresh ingredients, no artificial flavor and little to no additives. Come and taste the difference!
4.) Coco Milk Tea
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice was founded in 1997. In terms of bubble tea, CoCo now has become the leading brand in the fresh tea beverage industry. With over 4,500 stores worldwide and counting, CoCo maintains its global footprint by expanding in Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Canada and the U.S.A.
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice continues to embrace tradition and unleash bold innovations to be a leading brand in the freshly-made drinks industry. Click here for more info.
5.) Happy Lemon
They brand themselves as The World’s Yummiest Drinks! When I was working near the Mall of Asia, I normally visit their store almost every night to have a boost of their sugary drinks.
6.) Gotcha Milk Tea
7.) Khun Thai Tea
Khun Thai Tea’s signature ice black tea recipe first began life at a humble push cart on the streets of Bangkok. Named “Cha-yen” in Thai, the recipe was first created in 1955 and was then later bought over by Mr Jeremy Lee. Mr Jeremy Lee has brought this recipe to the Philippines and handed over the recipe to Ms Nancy who opened the first shop out of Thailand under the hospice of Khun Thai Tea Shop Philippines in 2016. Click here for more info.
8.) bon appeTEA
Bon AppeTEA is a brainchild of Chef Tom Pestano, a Culinary Institute of America graduate. His wide experience in the food and hospitality industry in the United States brought him back in the Philippines to put up Wicked Waffle and Bon AppeTEA to fill the void left in the market 10 years back. I have had my first Bon appeTea in Zamboanga City. Click here for more information.
9.) Gong Cha
Gong cha” means to offer the best tea to the Emperor from all possessions. It represents the highest quality and self-expectation. In 1996, a man named Wu opened a premium tea shop in Taiwan. The reputation of the shop grew and it wasn’t long until there were customers lining up to purchase Wu’s tea. To meet the demand, Wu decided to expand, standardizing his recipes to ensure that all stores served consistently good tea. Wu worked hard to develop his own tea blends, testing everything 23,000 times to perfect his recipes and ensure he could guarantee the same high quality at every single shop. He patented his milk foam formula and, in 2006, Wu established Gong cha in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Click here for more information.
Serenitea first opened on December 19, 2008. Back then, the Philippines was a predominately coffee drinking populace. It was Serenitea who first introduced brewing of tea using an espresso machine in the country. Click here for more information.
11.) Cha Time
Chatime was founded in Taiwan in 2005, and in 2011 opened its doors in the Philippines. With a commitment to quality ingredients and mix-ins and a flare for innovative flavour combinations, they set out to brew nothing but the very best bubble teas. Click here for more information.
13.) Black Scoop
14.) Walking Milk Tea
15.) Happy Cup
Established in May 2017, HAPPY CUP is the business venture of celebrity sisters, Toni Gonzaga-Soriano and Alex Gonzaga, together with the Company’s Board of Directors – Crisanta Gonzaga, Carlito Gonzaga, and Khrizia Burgos. HAPPY CUP offers a variety of beverage products in the form of frappes, milk teas, pearl coolers and now, ready to drink and do it yourself milk tea sets that you can enjoy at home at affordable prices. Click here for more information.
16.) Tokyo Bubble Tea