Milk tea flavors we don’t often hear about but should try

Tired of the usual wintermelon and Hokkaido drinks? We got you

If there’s a comfort zone for milk tea flavors, it’s definitely wintermelon. It’s been my default drink flavor ever since milk teas rose to popularity, with the occasional Hokkaido, cookies and cream or matcha to change things up every now and then. Very limited, I know.

That’s why I recently started looking at menus before ordering to see what other milk tea varieties I can try. And it made me realize that there’s a lot of interesting, uncommon but equally delicious milk tea flavors out there. Although you don’t hear of these flavors often, I recommend you give them a try on your next milk tea run.

Cheesecake halo-halo

Using Macao Imperial Tea’s signature milk tea as the base, this drink takes inspiration from the popular local dessert with its delicious layers of black pearl, taro bits, different colors of jelly, cheesecake cream, pudding, white pearl and red beans.

Get the Cheesecake Halo-halo Milk Tea from any Macao Imperial Tea branch nationwide or have it delivered to your doorstep by ordering via their official website.


Do you miss having a cup of this traditional soy-based Filipino treat in the morning? Don’t worry because you can enjoy it any time of the day in its chilled brown sugar milk tea form. This light drink is made with Serenitea’s classic milk tea base, chilled taho, brown sugar syrup and your choice of sinkers.Buy Serenitea’s Brown Sugar Taho Milk Tea for only P180 on the SM Malls Online app.

Charcoal roasted

Barley tea is a popular drink in East Asian countries, and it is known for being rich in antioxidants. This drink is the primary base for Dakasi’s bestselling Charcoal Roasted Milk Tea, which contains a rich flavor reminiscent of coffee beans.

Score a cup of Charcoal Roasted Milk Tea for P110 on the SM Malls Online app. You can also buy it for P130 with pearl add-ons and P135 with egg pudding add-ons.


Instead of the usual chocolate and cookies and cream variants, why not go for something fruity to satisfy your sweet tooth? We recommend Teami’s Blueberry Dirtea, which contains the sublime sweetness of blueberries and a smooth, creamy texture you wouldn’t want to miss.

Get a 22oz cup of Blueberry Dirtea from Teami for only P135 on the SM Malls Online app.

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