TeaTap Cafe: Not just another
This is my very first attempt at a food blog. Just because I have eaten at many wonderful places and I feel the need to begin to share.
These photos were taken with my cellphone camera which is pathetic.
If you like Kozui Green Tea on Tomas Morato, you’ll probably love their promising new milk tea joint in Greenhills called TeaTap Cafe, conveniently located in Greenhills, which I hereby declare milk tea capital of the metro.
The first thing that greets you when you walk in the door is a patch of grass and this cute little thing.
And then there’s another one on the counter, a welcome distraction that leaves you torn between laughing and trying to put it in your bag while the cashier lady isn’t looking. I’m not a fan of real cats but these I could not resist.
This is Formosa Black Tea with Perilla and Paris Rose Milk Tea. Formosa was not a letdown, and was just genuinely good black tea. The perilla didn’t appeal to me. It didn’t really taste like anything, looked really creepy, and felt weird. Paris Rose very shockingly tasted like roses and took a little getting used to, but if you genuinely like the taste of flowers, this drink is sure to become a favorite. The pearls were chewy and awesome.
Perhaps the biggest success of the place is its decor. There’s some charming, colorful artwork all over the place that adds personality and are just fun to look at while you’re waiting for your order or if you’re having a boring conversation with whoever you’re with.
This is always a good staple mantra to have around.
Tin cans of their tea leaves were also on display on shelves and smelled wonderful. (You can tell I smelled one because that one on top is slightly open.)
You can also take some of their stuff home! There’s a shelf filled with random items that you can purchase or just look through. They’re mostly notepads and notebooks, tiny totes and cases.
TeaTap’s newly opened and is still on it’s trial run. They’re also set to start selling frozen yogurt and snack food soon, which, paired with its convenient location near the residential areas of San Juan and its charming interiors, is sure to make it a massive success very soon.