I’ve been hearing about this place from my friends for quite some time now on just how great it is. But each time that I would pass by, the absence of any parking slot easily swayed me to try it some other time. So, when my friend, Eka, arrived from Cebu last week and invited me to hang out with her, I took this as the chance for me to finally get to try this place. After all, I wasn’t the one driving this time.

As expected, parking was full when we got there around 8 in the evening. We finally settled for one parallel to a vacant lot a few feet away. I was a bit worried that there wouldn’t be any place for us to sit when we got there. Much to our delight, there were a lot of tables that were still vacant. As to why there was no parking slot, we were guessing it was the number of people that were having a massage at Nuat Thai located right next door or some of the other establishments close by.

Large Royal Milk Tea with Egg Pudding from Serenitea

This is my Serenitea

We made our way beside the counter and stared at the menu for a bit. I also glanced around to see what everyone else was having. The cold milk tea options seemed to be the bestsellers here so I focused my attention there. When the lady at the counter asked us for our order, Eka and I were still clueless about what to get. They had all sorts of tea options to choose from: cold milk tea, hot milk tea, fruiteas, brewed teas, Yakult teas…the list just seemed endless.

On top of that, you can also choose from a variety of toppings—bricks (nata de coco), pearls (tapioca) red beans, pudding—and even the sweetness level. When I saw that, I couldn’t help but smile. Finally! Someone actually thought of that! I guess that’s why a lot of my friends love this place. You can choose from the following sweetness levels:

  • Full: Standard sweetness
  • Less Sugar: 75% of the Standard
  • Half Sugar: 50% of the Standard (duh!)
  • Mild Sugar: 25% of the Standard
  • Healthy: No sugar added

Finally, we gave up and asked the lady at the counter instead what could she suggest since it was our first time here. She pointed to us their bestseller list, which narrowed down our options. Eka finally landed with a large Wintermelon Milk Tea with mild sugar and pudding. I got a large Royal Milk Tea, Mild and also with pudding.

I have to say, it was pretty refreshing. Although the mild sugar level was a little bit too bland for me. I’d probably try the half sugar next time. It’s definitely a healthy alternative to all that coffee I have been drinking these past days. It was also very affordable. Eka’s drink cost just P105 (about $2.41) while mine cost about P100 (about $2.29). And the best part of it is that they deliver! (Yeah, baby!)

Aside from teas, they also serve some snacks here like Pepper Tofu, Pepper Chicken, and Fish and Chips. We weren’t able to try any of them because we just had dinner at home and we were still so full. I made a resolution to try them out the next time I drop by.

The only downside here is that they close at 11pm, which is pretty early compared to the other cafes here that close at midnight. So if you’re planning to pay a visit here, make sure that you head over here early.

Serenitea BF Homes is located at 268 Aguirre Avenue, Phase 3, BF Homes Paranaque City.

DISCLAIMER: Prices and US dollar equivalents are current as of this posting time. Prices and US dollar equivalents may change.


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