Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Restaurant Alert: TenRen's Tea

New restaurants, cafés or whathaveyou attract me like fly to light. I just have to go nearer… and nearer… and… *bite/slurp* Well, okay, I have to order first and pay before I devour whatever I chose. Anyway, the point is, I simply could not resist new places especially if these places offer food or drinks. I am actually practicing intense self control not to go to S Maison to try the new restaurants there as I wanted to go with the awesome looloo group. So to distract myself, I headed to Greenhills and went to the new tea shop TenRen’s Tea. 

Hello, TenRen’s Tea!
I got lost finding this place. I saw the wrong and incomplete addresses in my food apps so it took me a while to get here. (By the way, it is on the second floor of the Promenade Mall, quite near Gourdo’s and on top of Starbucks.) 
The shop was empty at 3:30 p.m. and the server near the door gave me a free sample of their bestseller 913 King’s Oolong Milk Tea (PHP100). I liked it so I went with that one but with 50% sugar level and with pearls (additional PHP10) as I wanted to chew on something. 
The wait wasn’t that long as I was the only customer then. It took them 2 minutes to prepare my drink and it was ample time for me to take a few snapshots of the place for “documentation.” While waiting, I noticed that they did not design the place for people to linger around. There are only two tall tables and 3-4 stools each. There are no power outlets or washroom inside the shop as well. Oh, and it was hot inside! 
I guess, it really is just designed for take out and the store is to showcase its various teas. 

Soon I was called to claim my drink and apparently, I made a wrong choice with my sugar level. I think it was better to enjoy 913 King’s Oolong tea with 100% sugar as the oolong taste was not that strong. My drink ended up being on the bland side. It was a good thing that I had pearls as add on as it improved the taste of my drink. It was a challenge though to get the pearls as these delectable 7 calorie per tapioca were buried under huge chunks of ice. It would have been nicer if the ice was crushed or if they put less ice. 
TenRen’s Tea offers a wide range of hot and cold tea and milk tea but the price range seems to be steeper versus its competitors as its cup’s size seems smaller. Also, they only have one size available. Make sure to ask for “less ice” when you visit so that you get more tea/milk tea

TenRen’s Tea is located at 2nd Floor, Promenade Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan.

TenRen's Tea Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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