I first encountered Share Tea during our trip to Taiwan two Christmases ago at the beginning of the burgeoning milk tea craze. Share Tea touts itself as Taipei’s No. 1 milk tea, thats a big claim in a sea of milk tea shops. We loved it in Taiwan so imagine our excitement when their first branch was going to open a stone’s throw away from us in the D’Ace Plaza in Kapitolyo.
The Kapitolyo branch has a number of parking spaces outside and ample seating albeit uncomfortable seating inside.
I wanted to go a different route so I opted for a fruit tea instead of milk tea. I got the Aloha Fruit Tea (P110/large), which is a combination of apple, passion fruit, orange and pineapple. You can see the floating bits of passion fruit, as for the taste, I found it ok but not really my type.
Irene tried their Rock Salt Cheese with Black Tea (P90/large), similar to the salty and creamy drink craze spawned by Happy Lemon but this time with brewed black tea as a base. The cheese topping is generous and thick, you’d need a bit of effort to sip out the tea. This is also a much much better deal than the one from Happy Lemon and according to Irene, tastes even better. This has been her favorite milk tea for a while now.
An interesting thing about this drink is that if you drink it at the store, you can opt for them not to seal it. If you’ll be taking it home, they’ll seal it and give you a small plastic knife to cut off the seal once you are ready to drink.
Having had a not so successful first drink, I decided to try another one, Wintermelon with Fresh Milk (P100/large). Light in color and refreshing in taste because of the use of fresh milk instead of milk powder. I first encountered fresh milk in milk teas in Taipei and had wanted milk tea shops here to offer it as an add on for their drinks, but sadly there are few of them available. One of them is from Share Tea and the other one I’ve tried is from Cha Time. I love this drink and it has become my favorite drink at Share Tea.
How do you make Share Tea even better, introduce food to match with the drinks, makes people want to stay there longer. I’m sure both Kapitolyo and Wilson has these but not too sure about Megamall.
We’ve tried the Crispy Chicken (P75/order) with pepper powder and plum powder. They use boneless thigh fillets giving the chicken more flavor, then they give it a nice crispy coating, and finally finishing it off with a powder of your choice (pepper, plum, spicy and wasabi).
They successfully solved what I hated about the ones from Big Daddy’s Chicken. The pepper powder add a light spicy kick which will be neutralized by the milk tea. We recently tried the plum powder and found it really good also, it has a distinctive orange tinge, with a sweet and crispy taste. We discovered that a piece of each one makes the perfect match.
Share Tea’s mix of drinks and snacks makes it an excellent choice for a snack or late night hangout place. The crispy chicken gives you a taste of Taiwan street food, match it with their tasty drinks and you’ll surely be happy and satiated.
Share Tea PhilippinesMegamall, Wilson and D’Ace Plaza Kapitolyo
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