Originally from Macau, Macao Imperial Tea has now reached the Philippines. I heard from their staff all their drink ingredients are imported to make sure that their quality will be similar to their counterparts abroad. I haven’t been to Macau yet but I’m curious how similar their drinks tastes like.
While Macao Imperial Tea’s name highlights the fact that they’re serving teas, they’re actually more famous for their fancy and colorful sodas. So far, My boyfriend and I we’re able to try 4 out of their 5 sodas. Hihi! I’ll try to the review each of them here. By the way, their sodas are served in a bottle and you can take the bottle with you at home. They offer discounts when you order with your bottle so don’t throw them away after drinking.
First, is my favorite, the Blue Curacao Soda (P145). It’s made from lemon and calamansi. I like it because it’s not too sweet. In fact, it’s the least sweet soda among their selections we’ve tried. It’s sour and tastes like calamansi soda.
The 2nd from the left is the Midsummer Soda (P145) which is a combination of strawberry and lemon.
They also have Cherry Blossom Soda (P145) which is actually a strawberry soda. However, it has a real cherry blossom inside! I’m so curious that I tried tasting the cherry blossom. Lol! The cherry blossom inside tastes salty and similar to Kiamoy or a salty dried plum. Probably, because the cherry blossom was preserved.
And last is their Over the Rainbow Soda (P165). This is my boyfriend’s choice of soda. Not too sour, but a little bit sweet. It’s similar to how four season tastes like. According to the Macao Imperial Tea’s staff, this is their bestseller.
They also serve Milk Teas with Cream Cheese on top. It kinda reminds me of Happy Lemon. But unlike Happy Lemon, Macao Imperial Tea’s cream is more thick and tastes a bit more sweet. I personally like their Cream Cheese Sea Salt Jasmine Green Tea (P90) and Cream Cheese Uji Match (P130).
They also have Cream Cheese Oreo Milk Tea (P120) and Cream Cheese Cocoa (P120) which I think will be great for those who like their teas sweeter.
But, of course, I can’t leave their shop without a picture with Mr. Bear. Yes, they have a giant bear in their shop which can also be your your sitting buddy if you’re alone. Well, for my boyfriend and my case, Mr. Bear is a 3rd wheel! Lol! Still, here’s our picture together:
Macao Imperial Tea also got plenty of sockets and enough parking space so if you’re planning to stay for quite a while, then Macao Imperial Tea is a good place to hang-out.
UPDATE Jan 24, 2019: According to Macao Imperial Tea, their best selling drinks are the Oreo Cream Cheese, Cheesecake Pearl Milk Tea and Over the Rainbow Soda.
Macao Imperial Tea Menu:
Macao Imperial Tea
780 Banawe Street, Quezon City, Philippines (Map)
(02) 753 0710
Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 12:00AM
Facebook: Macao Imperial Tea – FB Page
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