I was actually unaware of the existence of Gong Cha until I saw this girl enter Zara carrying a cup. I was pretty sure that there's no milk tea place in Trinoma so I inched a little closer to take a peek at the name written on her drink. I vaguely remembered that there was store being constructed at the Sky Garden but little did I know that it would be serving milk tea. I immediately crossed over to the other mall and found myself inside their store.
First thing I noticed was that they do not have that extensive of a menu unlike Serenitea and Cha Time. It was fickle people friendly if I may say.
And just like the two other milk tea places I've mentioned, you may opt to adjust your sugar the way you like it.
Since I was a Gong Cha virgin, I got mysef one of the house specialties, GC Milk Green Tea.
|GC Milk Green Tea (M - PhP 80; L - PhP 95)|
+PhP 15 for pearls
So what is the proper way of drinking the house special? See photo below.
Well, I skipped numbers 1 and 2 and went straight to 3. I'm best in not following instructions like that.
I usually have 50% sugar only but I found my drink too bland tasting. Maybe I should have went for at least 70%. The good thing was they do not skimp on the pearls although just like the others, pearls are not automatic with their drinks and I love my pearls!
The following day, I met up with a friend and tried the Taro Milk Tea this time.
|Taro Milk Tea (M - PhP 80; L - PhP 95)|
+PhP 15 for pearls
Well what do you know? Still bland. Maybe I should really have it at 100% sugar.
Overall, I did not really feel sparks with Gong Cha unlike Cha Time. It was so-so but they have pretty interesting stuff on their menu like the Pearl Ice Smoothie which is like your unconventional halo-halo. However, the house specials they say are worth the visit. I heard that the GC Wintermelon House Special tastes really good so I guess I'll have it on my next visit. This time I'm getting 100% sugar.