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15 Best Milk Tea Shops in Manila [2023]

Milk Tea Manila

Best Milk Tea Manila
Best Milk Tea Manila

If you’re looking for the best milk tea Manila shops, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of the 15 best milk tea spots in the city, based on factors such as quality of drinks, customer service, and overall ambiance. Whether you’re a fan of black milk tea Manila or fruity milk tea, we’ve got you covered! So what are you waiting for? Start sipping away!

1) Macao Imperial

Macao Imperial - Milk Tea Manila
Macao Imperial – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Macao Imperial)
Key ServiceMilk tea blend with more tea flavor than sweetness
Address659, Ermita, Manila, 1000, Metro Manila
Operating HoursDaily 10AM–9PM

Macao Imperial’s milk tea blend is noticeably heavier on the tea flavor than sweetness, with perfectly cooked pearls. Their true unique selling point though is their layered blend which pulls back on the sugar and creaminess, letting the tea itself take center stage. If you’re a fan of matcha, give their matcha milk tea a try!

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers cream cheese and cheesecake flavors
  • Unique selling point 
  • Wide range of flavors

Customer’s Review:

You will definitely miss their cheesecake and pearl milk tea plus the other drinks once you try it!


2) CoCo

CoCo - Milk Tea Manila
CoCo – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: CoCo)
Key ServiceWide array of milk tea flavors
AddressGround Floor, Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Operating HoursMonday-Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am – 10pm

CoCo is notorious for having the longest lines out of all the bubble tea shops, to the point where you might be competing with GrabFood personnel. The interior design is pleasant and chic, which makes waiting in line more bearable. If you’re not sure what to order, go for their Panda Milk Tea – it’s one of the most popular items on the menu and it doesn’t disappoint. It comes with two sinkers that add an extra layer of flavor complexity to the drink. CoCo does a great job at striking a balance between sweet and bitter notes in their teas.

Key Differentiators:

  • Unique 2-sinker milk teas
  • Great customer service
  • Unique panda milk tea

Customer’s Review:

The panda milk tea is the best! It has two sinkers that are both equally delicious. Definitely worth a try if you haven’t had it yet.


3) Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung - Milk Tea Manila
Din Tai Fung – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Din Tai Fung)
Key ServiceOffers signature milk tea blends
AddressMakati, Unit R1 152-153 Powerplant Mall Amorsolo Dr
Phone0961 084 4557
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–11PM

With special milk tea blends like a brown sugar mix and an oolong rock salt and cheese drink, the Moment Group’s Din Tai Fung franchise takes it up a notch. So when you’re dining in to satisfy your dim sum cravings, enjoy one of their signature drinks for a well-rounded meal.

Key Differentiators:

  • Brown sugar mix
  • Oolong rock salt and cheese drink
  • Ice-cold milk tea

Customer’s Review:

I love the oolong milk tea with rock salt. It’s really unique and very flavorful! The brown sugar milk tea is also quite good. Highly recommend it!


4) Dakasi

Dakasi - Milk Tea Manila
Dakasi – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Dakasi)
Key ServiceExotic milk tea flavors
Address536 United Nations Ave, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
Phone(02) 8861 0640
Operating HoursDaily 10AM–11PM

If you’re looking to explore adventurous flavours, a trip to Dakasi is a must. Their menu is chockful of exciting blends like charcoal roasted milk tea, halo-halo milk tea, oreo milk tea and much more. For those who consume milk tea as a meal substitute, this brand is just for you. Enjoy a flavourful Dakasi cup that’s not afraid of being too sweet!

Key Differentiators:

  • Charcoal roasted milk tea
  • Halo-halo milk tea
  • Oreo milk tea

Customer’s Review:

The Dakasi Milk Tea is one of the best milk teas I ever had. Better than any bubble milk tea shop around, definitely worth trying.


5) Yi Fang

Yi Fang - Milk Tea Manila
Yi Fang – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Yi Fang)
Key ServiceTaiwan milk and fruit tea
AddressLevel 4, Midtown Wing, Robinsons Place Manila
Adriatico St. corner Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday 10am – 9pm

This lovely beverage originates from Taiwan and has rapidly become a go-to choice for milk tea enthusiasts. With 25 branches in the Philippines (and plenty more on the way), be sure to stop by for a cup! You can try their specialty taro milk tea made with freshly-mashed sweetened taro, milk, and cream, or their best-selling coffee jelly latte for a fun twist on classic dessert boba form.

Key Differentiators:

  • Specialty milk tea made with freshly-mashed sweetened taro
  • Best-selling coffee jelly latte
  • Wide selection of milk teas and fruit teas

Customer’s Review:

The Coffee Jelly Latte was truly amazing! I love the mix of milk and coffee flavors, so delicious. The taro milk tea was also really good. Highly recommend it!


6) Tiger Sugar

Tiger Sugar - Milk Tea Manila
Tiger Sugar – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Tiger Sugar)
Key ServiceSpecial brown sugar milk tea
AddressAyala Center, 2nd floor Glorietta 4, Makati, Metro Manila
Operating HoursMonday 10AM–9PM
Tuesday 10AM–9PM
Wednesday 10AM–9PM
Thursday 10AM–9PM
Friday 10AM–10PM
Saturday 10AM–10PM
Sunday 10AM–9PM

Tiger Sugar has become a popular choice for many people because they use fresh milk instead of creamer and special brown sugar. This gives their beverages a fuller, rounder mouthfeel that people love. Keep in mind that their blend is on the sweeter side, so you may want to adjust the sugar level if you prefer a richer tea flavor. And if you’re looking for an even cooler treat, be sure to check out their ice cream cones and bars!

Key Differentiators:

  • Uses fresh milk
  • Ice cream cones and bars
  • Cooler treat options

Customer’s Review:

I love Tiger Sugar’s milk tea! It has a really unique flavor compared to other milk tea Manila I’ve tried. The fresh milk makes it even more delicious. Highly recommend it!


7) Cha Time

Cha Time - Milk Tea Manila
Cha Time – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Cha Time)
Key ServiceFilling milk tea
AddressReina Regente cor Dela Reina St. Brgy 293, Zone 28, District 3 Binondo
Manila, 1006
Operating HoursDaily 10:00 AM 10:00 PM

Cha Time is an excellent choice for those who want a fast and easy cup of tea. With a stronger focus on dessert than tea, this brand is great for anyone looking for something filling. Their mixes are much creamier than other brands, with pearl servings making up almost half the cup. Some people may consider this more of a snack than a drink!

Key Differentiators:

  • No fuss and no muss attitude
  • Pearl servings up to almost half the cup
  • Creamy milk tea

Customer’s Review:

Cha Time milk teas are always a hit for me. The creamy milk is just so delicious! And the pearls give it an even better taste. Highly recommend it!


8) Gong Cha

Gong Cha - Milk Tea Manila
Gong Cha – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Gong Cha)
Key ServiceLighter milk tea
AddressUnit P1UG002S, Cyberpark Tower 1, Araneta Center, General Aguinaldo Ave., Cubao, Q.C
Operating HoursMon – Sun – 10 am to 9 pm

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing drink, this is the place for you. Their blends may taste less intense by the gulp, making their drinks ideal when all you want to do is quench your thirst. Not too sweet or too creamy, this long-standing establishment still has people lining up out the door despite being around for a while.

Key Differentiators:

  • Less round milk tea
  • Not too sweet milk tea
  • Classic milk tea go-to

Customer’s Review:

I love Gong Cha’s milk teas because they aren’t overly sweet like some other brands. I find that this brand also has a good balance between the milk and the tea, making it the perfect drink for an afternoon pick-me-up. Definitely worth a try!


9) The Alley

The Alley - Milk Tea Manila (
The Alley – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: The Alley)
Key ServiceWide selection of milk teas
AddressGround Floor, Citywalk 1, Eastwood City, Quezon City, 1110 Metro Manila
Operating HoursDaily 11am – 12am

With locations in over 20 countries, The Alley has become a must-try for many people since it arrived in the Philippines early 2019. Their deer logo is just as unmistakable as their signature line of brown sugar Deerioca series drinks. The Alley’s unique pearls are made from scratch, andmany fans come back for this reason alone! You shouldn’t miss out on trying their brown sugar Deerioca creme brulee milk—it tastes even better than it sounds!

Key Differentiators:

  • Customizable milk tea flavors
  • Unique pearls made from scratch
  • Signature brown sugar Deerioca series

Customer’s Review:

The Alley is a must-try! Their milk tea selection is really impressive, and their signature Deerioca milk tea with creme brulee topping was truly delicious. Highly recommend it!


10) Serenitea

Serenitea - Milk Tea Manila
Serenitea – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Serenitea)
Key ServiceWide milk tea selection
AddressUnit 2005, 2F, Entertainment City, Paranaque, Metro Mnaila
Phone0917-1680998 / (02) 7752-8799
Operating HoursDaily 10am to 7pm

This popular café attracts long lines, especially in the afternoon. Their mixes can be very creamy and quite sugary, so it’s a great cup to enjoy when satisfying your sweet tooth. However, if you’re craving a cup that has a more complex tea flavour, save your time and go to a different café.

Key Differentiators:

  • Strong sugary flavor
  • Creamy milk teas
  • Great for satisfying sweet tooth cravings

Customer’s Review:

Their Pepper Tofu complements their Milk Teas perfectly.


11) Bon Appetea

Bon Appetea - Milk Tea Manila
Bon Appetea – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Bon Appetea)
Key ServiceAffordable milk tea
Address553 UN Ave, corner Churruca St. Ermita, , Manila, Philippines
Phone0968 765 7606
Operating HoursMonday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Bon Appetea is a food stall that began locally but has since become a franchise present across the nation. They offer delicious and inexpensive options ranging from their iconic tea drinks to delectable waffles, rice meals, and beyond! No matter your taste, you’re guaranteed to find something new to love at Bon Appetea.

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide selection of milk tea drinks
  • Signature milk teas and food items
  • Franchise across the Philippines

Customer’s Review:

I love Bon Appetea’s milk teas because both the price and taste are amazing! Their milk teas have unique flavors that you can’t find anywhere else. Highly recommend it!


12) D’Cream Coffee and Tea

D’Cream Coffee and Tea - Milk Tea Manila
D’Cream Coffee and Tea – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: D’Cream Coffee and Tea)
Key ServiceHigh-quality milk teas
Address313 San Nicolas Street 1006 Manila, Philippines
Phone(02) 524 1352
Operating HoursDaily 10AM–10PM

If you’re ever feeling parched and in need of delightful refreshment, then look no further than D’Cream Coffee & Tea! They only serve drinks that are made with love and the finest ingredients. So whether you want a one-of-a-kind drink or classic tea/coffee blend, D’Cream Coffee & Tea is always sure to please.

Key Differentiators:

  • Specialty milk tea blends
  • Unique flavors
  • Fresh ingredients

Customer’s Review:

The staff was very friendly. The milk tea is cheap for its quality! It’s also a perfect place to hang out with friends.


13) Infinitea

Infinitea - Milk Tea Manila
Infinitea – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Infinitea)
Key ServiceHigh-quality milk teas
AddressLaperal Apartments, 2119 Recto Ave, Sampaloc, Manila, Metro Manila
Phone0926 038 0889
Operating HoursDaily 10AM–10PM

If you’re looking for a delicious and refreshing cup of tea, Infinitea is the perfect place for you. They offer coffees, frappes, fruit teas and more, but their most popular drink is their authentic pearl milk tea Manila. With dozens of accessible branches all over Metro Manila, it’s easy to see why this one would be a crowd favorite!

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide range of accessible branches
  • Authentic pearl milk tea
  • Coffees and frappes available

Customer’s Review:

I love Infinitea’s milk teas because they have a wide variety of flavors. I also like that their milk tea is not too sweet, so it’s perfect if you don’t have a sweet tooth. Highly recommend it!


14) Moonleaf Tea Shop

Moonleaf Tea Shop - Milk Tea Manila
Moonleaf Tea Shop – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: Moonleaf Tea Shop)
Key ServiceClassic milk tea flavors
Address122B Serrano cor. P. Jacinto Sts., Brgy. 81, Zone 8, Caloocan City
Operating HoursDaily 1pm to 7pm

Moonleaf Tea Shop is one of the first milk tea Manila chains in the country and it’s still a popular spot for all of your favorite classic flavors! They also offer some unique flavors that you might not have tried before, like Peppermint Milk Tea, Peach Milk Tea, and Passionfruit Milk Tea. Even though their menu items are pretty daring, they’re definitely worth trying at least once!

Key Differentiators:

  • Unique milk tea flavors
  • Affordable milk teas
  • Wide selection of milk tea drinks

Customer’s Review:

Moonleaf’s milk teas are amazing! I especially love their Peach Milk Tea, which tastes like a cross between mango and strawberry milk. Highly recommend it!  


15) R&B Tea

R&B Tea - Milk Tea Manila
R&B Tea – Milk Tea Manila (Credit: R&B Tea)
Key ServiceUnique milk tea flavors
Address156, 1114 N.S. Amoranto Sr. St, La Loma, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–10PM

R&B Tea is an authentic Singaporean brand that Koufu Group brought over, and they use only the freshest fruits and all-natural ingredients in their drinks. Their Creme Brulee topping is what sets them apart from other brands.

Key Differentiators:

  • Creme Brulee topping
  • Fresh fruits used in drinks
  • Natural ingredients used

Customer’s Review:

Drinks are unique with interesting tea choices and has no artificial flavors. People here are warm and welcoming. Ordering is really convenient because of the drive-thru service, first for a milk tea shop!

Karl Serrano

Milk Tea Manila

Milk tea shops are popular in Manila for their delicious and affordable milk tea Manila drinks. There is a wide selection of milk teas to choose from, with unique flavors that you can’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking for a refreshing cup of tea, Infinitea is the perfect place for you. They offer coffees, frappes, fruit teas and more, but their most popular drink is their authentic pearl milk tea Manila. With dozens of accessible branches all over Metro Manila, it’s easy to see why this one would be a crowd favorite!

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