Bubble Tea Battle: Philippine Influencers 'Spill The Tea' On Their Faves

Boba-mazing revelations

Last week, we asked Malaysian influencers which bubble milk tea shops serve the best cups of boba they've ever tasted. And as they cast their votes, we also got to peek at their orders, which we've now added to our own bubble tea must-tries. Despite their great recommendations, the milk tea quest is far from over. This time, we got our Philippine Clozetters to spill the tea — pun intended — on their top bubble tea picks. 

P.S. We even got the scoop on some of their second-best favourites.


"I was not really a fan of milk teas before but I was converted when I tried the one with cream cheese from Royce," spills Star Clozetter Jewel Agustin. "It’s handcrafted so you can really taste the tea, unlike the others. But it’s too expensive so I drink Happy Lemon Creamy Baby when I'm on a budget."


"I've loved boba milk tea since I was 13 years old," confessed Star Clozetter Me-An Clemente. "My top one is CoCo Milk Tea because for a PHP 100 (~USD2) I get creamy milk tea with the right hint of sweetness and I don't have to pay additional for sinkers. Plus, when I get their White Pearls Milk Tea (packed with small tapioca pearls or sago), I also get a nice ratio of milk tea and pearls in each sip. Overall, great value for money."

Me-An also talked about her top two, saying, "My second fave is Onezo. I just love their flavoured pearls. They make the experience of drinking milk tea better because two elements bring a burst of varying flavours in one sip."

Tokyo Bubble Tea

"Tokyo Bubble Tea's JCC Roasted Caramel Milk Tea is the one for me. Why? Because of the pearls, of course! That burst of cream cheese and caramel in your mouth is just superb," shares Star Clozetter Camille Alipio.  She continued to add, "My top two would be CoCo's Panda milk tea or Two Ladies. There's a different taste of sweetness to it (in a good way). Plus, there's a burst of another delectable taste, especially when you sip it with the pearls or the egg pudding, that gives a different kind of satisfaction."


"My go-to is the Okinawa Milk Tea from Serenitea," says Clozetter Aurora Basbas. "I love the roasted brown sugar flavour and, for me, this gives the tea a rich, toasty taste that goes absolutely well with pearls."

Happy Lemon

"Milk tea is basically something I drink to feel refreshed and something I can easily grab, thanks to the milk tea craze in the PH," says Star Clozetter Hannah Dacanay. "My top one is Happy Lemon because I find it affordable with excellent quality. I specifically love their drinks with RSC (Rock Salt and Cheese). The mix of salty and sweet goodness is heaven in a drink."

She adds, "CoCo is a close second because of its distinct taste and soft and chewy boba. My fave buy from there would be their Panda Milk Tea."


"Gong-Cha Wintermelon as always and Black Scoop Wintermelon Ice Cream milk tea in second place," Star Clozetter Ian Francisco shares. "Basically, I love them because they're not too sweet as compared to other milk teas out there, which are still sweet even if they're at zero per cent sugar level."

(Cover photo from: @happylemon_ph)

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