Share Tea one drink a day challenge: Honey milk tea

Honey Milk Tea

Trying out a different milk tea, I just unearthed a new dimension — how a simple shift to honey sweetens my familiarity with milk teas. Like nectar to bees, the stream of luscious, velvety honey milk tea cascades down the throat effortlessly. Pure. Joy.

Progressed to a luxuriating Asian fusion foot reflexology and Swedish-shiatsu body massage at Toelicious. All the tightness breaks up. With tea support, I feel like a newly oiled machine. Thanks to the pro touch of Ann and Geraldine.

Have a nice new week, sweeties!

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Share Tea one drink a day challenge: Taro pearl milk tea

Taro Milk Tea

I opted for a pearl-free taro milk tea.  This drink reminds me of Quickly’s, back when bubble teas were so new in the Philippines. The first thing I noticed in Share Tea’s is its fresh and delectable fragrance. Second, its milky appearance, yet wee bits of taro can’t be missed. Isn’t the color pretty? Lastly and most importantly, the merging of milk and taro is delicate, but not watered down — sets off the tea flavor beautifully.

On a different note, I love taro for its versatility. It’s known as gabi in the Philippines. I love it with chili in laing. Together with a piece of large crab, it’s the secret to a luxurious shabu-shabu (hotpot), mnnn, yum! I like it as a savory appetizer or an exotic dessert. Milled, then rolled into fried puffs, and sprinkled with sugar, yay, love! I have a deep hankering for this sweetened taro-jujube-lotus seed paste that I tried in Hong Kong once. I never encountered the heavenly sweet dish again.

Enjoy the week ahead everyone! Hope President Aquino’s 3rd SONA (state of the nation address) won’t be made of promises. I still have to experience real change that will benefit the entire Philippines. Like the sweetened taro-jujube-lotus seed paste of my dreams, the quest for social justice is elusive.  I hope in my lifetime…. Gosh! I hate the mood rainy days bring.

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Share Tea one drink a day challenge: Sharetea Classic milk tea

Sharetea Classic milk tea

I intended to get Taiwan classic pearl milk tea without the boba pearls, but the lady at the counter suggested I should get the Sharetea Classic milk tea, which is exactly the same milk tea in the Taiwan classic. Okay, so I get drink #1 on the menu board.

I’m happy with my choice — it’s a straightforward milk tea, creamy, yet elegantly balanced with a clean finish. You can’t go wrong with this tea if you’re too scared of trying out the other exotic-sounding names. No wonder it is Share Tea’s signature drink.

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