A new milk tea shop in the Philippines is already making waves for its unique take on everyone’s favorite Asian beverage.
Tipsy Tea, as its name suggests, creates milk tea concoctions that make people a bit tipsy as they are deliciously infused with alcohol. Owned by Ryan Laurente, Matet Laurente, Jeremiah Joaquin, and Lens Wong, the sole outlet situated in Maginhawa Street in Quezon City has been generating positive buzz among patrons.
While the concept of offering boba goodness with a delightful buzz isn’t entirely new, Tipsy Tea’s alcoholic milk tea flavors are created in-house and are not available anywhere else. Formulated from existing cocktail recipes with tea as the base, the drinks were reportedly conceptualized by experienced bartenders, according to When in Manila.
For casual drinkers, the store recommends its flagship drink, the “Tipsy Tea,” which is made with Kahlua coffee liqueur, Bailey’s Irish cream, and Frangelico hazelnut liqueur.
Meanwhile, experienced drinkers are encouraged to try the “AlmighTEA” which is a mix of vodka and honey and the “GraviTEA,” which is made with rum and hazelnut. Tipsy Tea also serves delicious finger food that should go well with the adventurous beverage.
There are also non-alcoholic options under the “Healtea series,” which are made for those who want to settle for the traditional milk tea fruit variations.
Being the first of its kind in the Philippines, Tipsy Tea has attracted quite a following among milk tea lovers who are looking for something different. While they have just recently opened, the owners of this creative milk tea place are already eyeing to expand with new branches soon.