I can’t imagine how many tea houses are opening every quarter this year. The range has completely been overwhelming and I’ve seen this small industry grow. And creating a review for this post won’t be the last since there are lots of tea and coffee houses that are slowly making a name for themselves.
One of the new tea houses in the Queen City is Tea O’clock: Bubble Tea House housed in Vailoces Compound, Damascus Road, Talamban: it is the corner across BBQ Boss.
It is a tiny shop, (seemingly a former house) that is designed with childish, playground-ish or Alice in Wonderland-ish theme. When you see the place outside, it will really captivate you to come and visit.
Inside is very small but cozy and playful. I love the hanging tea cup decorations on top of the ceiling, and also on the walls plus the warm lighting that really feels like home.
The problem is that my partner and I were too big and we tend to bump the tables and chairs harshly (thank God no casualties). Anyhow, the walls are also refreshing to see with its huge mural of a grass field with two old people drinking tea on one side.
I love the playfulness of this place.
And with their offers that range from P80.00 and above, you will get the chance to taste the same offers as with other tea houses, only it’s not that good compared to others.
Yep, I ordered Red Apple with Nata De Coco as sinkers and it taste like C2 Green Tea with Apple, and the Nata was in a small amount. Also with the Matcha green tea that tastes a bit off for us.
I also tried their Pasta Mac and Cheese and it taste ordinary, but anyhow, it’s tolerable.
What pissed my partner off while were in that place was that when he tried to order their Milktea of the Month which was the Cheesecake + Grahams, it was not available… I mean, c’mon, it’s the offer of the month and it’s got no stock? And my partner tried to order other offers and most of it is unavailable as of September.
Plus, the service wasn’t that good. I bet they haven’t had training with customer service because unlike in Café Tiala: it is evident, from entering the café to going out, they were warm and welcoming and really helpful too.
Those were the downside of this café and I would love to see them improve if ever they read my post because I believe this café has great potential.
But still I would describe this place as a place good for Instagram photos. Taking pictures inside is just a pure pleasure.
Check out Tea O’Clock.
RATINGS: 2 stars