Thursday, June 21, 2012

iTea at IT

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Oh, gosh. There's just a lot of tea places in Cebu and I just have to try them all. A friend tweeted me about the new tea place in IT Park, iTea. I didn't know about this place, honestly. I guess they opened during my internship at a local newspaper which kept me in my beat in either Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City.

We went to try iTea last Saturday but the place was crowded. So, we went to Handuraw instead. It was only yesterday when we had the chance to drop by as I was feeling a bit sad. The place is really colorful. The doodles on the wall perk you up. The tables and the chairs are also colored. The place really looks fun. Their place is also cozy.

We ordered honeydew tea (with pearls instead of lychee) and tiramisu milk tea. We were supposed to have  wintermelon and green tea milk tea but they were sold out, unfortunately. Even their french fries were unavailable.

Their teas are really affordable. However, I was just shocked to see how small the plastic cups were for our orders. So, that's the price you pay. I was happy that their tea made up for its small size. My honeydew was really refreshing. Even the boyfriend thought it was great. It was just the right sweetness that made it really refreshing.

honeydew tea and tiramisu milk tea.

I like how milky their tiramisu was instead of tasting like real tiramisu. The boyfriend was quite disappointed with his share of milk tea, but I really liked its milky taste. It wasn't as sweet as I would have wanted it to which is really a waste.

However, you can always choose the sweetness level of your drink if you want to. They have a sweetness meter posted right in their counter which allows you to choose whether you'd go for intense or something lower. We didn't get specific sweetness levels for our teas, though.

On a side note, their attendants were not as nice and courteous as I want them to be. One came out a bit rude while she was taking our orders. The management should train attendants well as this can affect the reputation of their shop and also their sales. XD

I think that the place is good, especially for students who are having their breaks or need to do some school stuff. My friend comes here frequently just to connect to the internet (but she orders, too). They have outlets available, so you can just plug your laptop if you need to recharge (which I think is free when you order). 


Justinne Go said...

Interesting flavors they seem to have but I still think Tea & Symphony has one of the best milk teas in town. It's freshly brewed to order and for the same price as here (iTea), you get a bigger serving and good service. I can really commend the staff here because they are consistent in my every visit. :)

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Ana Ortiz said...

@Justinne: I really should try out Tea & Symphony. Everybody seems having a good time there. Thanks for the info, btw. :)

Mustachio said...

Yeah, the size is disappointing, rather small for the price. And I find it funny that they tried to promote it by having a meet and greet Slater on their opening day (they had this cork board full of Slater photos and I had no idea who Slater was so I asked the cashier what it was all about...Slater somebody from PBB who turns out to be the owner's brother hahaha)

Ana Ortiz said...

@Mustachio: I know. That was also what my friend told me about iTea. I didn't even know who the guy was, really. I hope they'll bank on more and better flavors, and service soon. :)

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