With all the milk tea brands sprouting up like magic mushrooms all over the metro, I like to make it a point to try all of them for the sake of comparison. Guest blogger/Home and Shelter web editor Kat Darauay recently sang the praises of A-GanTea, so Mark Sablan of Inside Pinoy Showbiz, Kat and I made our way to Greenbelt to see if she was right!
Midway between Greenbelt 2 and Greenbelt 5 is a two-storey building in the park that houses A-GanTea and Qoola yoghurt. It's airy and well-lit and the usual lunchtime crowd includes students and yuppies on break.
Unlike other milk tea places that give you that UFO-like contraption that buzzes when your drink is there, I was reminded of beepers from the 1990's. Easy Call, is that you?
Kat's view from the second floor. Considering how congested and awful Makati can be at times, it's nice to know that there are still patches of green in certain places. Kudos, Greenbelt, for keeping it green!
Mark's : Black Milk Tea with Herbal Jelly (P100).
This tasted very light - almost like drinking crushed, nutty flowers! The Herbal Jelly added a nice consistency to the beverage.
Kat's: Taro Milk Tea (P110)
Kat chose very well and this is the winner out of the three. The taste of this particular beverage reminded me of Quickly, the chain that started the whole bubble tea craze back in the turn of the century (I can't believe I used that term without irony). It was sweet and full of taro chunks. I would totally recommend this to anyone who comes to A-GanTea.
Mine: Signature Milk Tea with Herbal Jelly (P100).
I think I may have made a mistake adding Herbal Jelly to the mix, because this felt more like a dessert than a drink. A-GanTea's Signature Milk Tea comes with both black and white pearls, and I felt a little bit experimental. I'm not sure what kind of tea they use for this, but it was less flowery than the black tea variant. I suggest you skip on the add-ons altogether/go for a more exciting option on their menu, because in all honesty, when you've tasted a milk tea, you've tasted them all.
The ambiance and the other flavors on A-GanTea's menu make us want to come back, and I think this is going to be a weekly thing with the web editors from now on.
A-Gantea is located in Greenbelt 2 Park, Ayala Center, Makati.