Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Tea Love: Moon Leaf

I’ve first heard of Moonleaf from a colleague and she was so excited when she told me, “This milk tea is soooo good! You have to try it!” This enthusiastic statement made me promise myself to stop by this tea store if ever I get to pass by Quezon City. And I just didn’t walk through QC last weekend; I explored two streets full of food finds.
A leaf! A leaf! I felt my heart skipped a beat when I saw the signage of Moonleaf. Finally, after all these (uhm) months, I get to try this store’s milk tea
When we arrived, the place was packed with students and perhaps some hopeful actors and actresses as there was a go-see for a movie. 
Hmm… what to order? Curious George mode!
I read through the menu yet, just like how I check other milk tea places, I ask the server for suggestions. She suggested Wintermelon; but since my friend was about to order that, I decided to go for Hakka (brown sugar) Milk Tea (PHP75; add PHP10 for toppings—pudding, pearls, milk, nata).
I noticed that they also sell baked items such as cakes and cookies. There’s this one cookie that stood out for me… “I don’t understand why they’re addicting cookies”. I just have to buy a bag of it.
While waiting, I checked every nook and cranny of the store. There were some cute store touches such as the bulletin board (which is actually not so new but hey, still very cute) and a pigeon hole or message hole… wait, what is it called? 
I decided to leave Moonleaf a message—a LESS THAN THREE (which means heart) overload note!
Finally, my name was called. Hello, Hakka. I’m Merry??? At least it was not spelled as Marry this time. :)
Now for the moment of truth…

It was pretty much like Serenitea. The tea taste was quite strong but not overpowering the milk. The pearls were the chewy and sweet type. I love it! Plus Moonleaf is cheaper compared to the other milk tea places I know. 
I will definitely try Wintermelon next!
Moonleaf is located at Maginhawa St. Quezon City.

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