The first time I tried Chatime was when they opened their first branch at Pioneer Center where I usually do my groceries. I ordered the Chatime Roasted milk tea since it was the first item on their menu and their bestseller.
You may have read my entry for my favorite milk tea and know that I like my tea (and coffee) to be strong and the taste of the tea should not be overwhelmed by the milk. Well I was quite disappointed with the roasted milk tea even when I had the cream powder reduced by half there was barely any tea taste.
At first I was disappointed to see the guy tear open a paper pouch to make my drink. I thought it was just instant powder until he poured it into this contraption and proceeded to make the drink with a huge espresso machine for tea. This was the first time I’ve seen such a machine just for tea. At first I thought there was too much ice and he even added more ice after the drink was made.
Wow oh wow!! The sencha tea was really, really, really strong and I loved it!!! Of course I added 2 sachets of Halo sweetener to it. Now I know why they added so much ice. It was really yummy and so refreshing. If you want a no calorie drink with a big dose of caffeine then this is the drink for you. I now have a favorite drink at Chatime.
ps. I used my iPhone 4s for all the pictures.
8006 Pioneer street corner United street, Pasig City