Taiwan Tea Time in Alabang

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I love tea, specifically green tea. It helps me whenever I feel too bloated after lunch and dinner. Also, during my college years, I would buy packs of Japanese cakes in different flavors in a small store near Glorietta in Makati after class.

Just recently, I had green tea and the round cakes with filling that I continue to miss – but Taiwanese style this time.

TenRen’s Tea of Taiwan now has another store in the Philippines. Its location is very favorable to people from the south part of Metro Manila, just like me. The new branch in Festival Mall Alabang is more convenient since TenRen’s Greenhills is too far, considering the traffic situation from south to north and vice versa. Before Alabang, TenRen’s Mall of Asia was the closest to us southies.




I ordered TenRen’s famous wheelcakes, first with custard filling then another piece filled with red beans (I really wanted the chocolate one since I’m a self-confessed chocoholic, but on opening day it wasn’t available yet). I was hesitant at first to choose both because I thought the custard’s loaded with sugar that I might end the day with sore throat, plus I’m not a fan of anything made with red beans (oh there’s one exception: chili con carne).

Thank goodness I’m this person who’s willing to try new things most of the time, and trying something new here at TenRen’s made me one happy and satisfied customer. I still want a taste of that chocolate wheelcake when I come back here, but at least I won’t feel bad when it’s out of stock as custard and red bean wheelcakes have already become my favorites – warm, soft and freshly baked with just the right amount of sweetness.






I forgot to mention to the store personnel that I like my Roselle Green Tea served hot, but I’m still thankful for the unexpected upsize of my drink from medium to large. It’s not the typical green tea that I’m used to, mainly because it’s sweeter. If you’re very much into sweetened drinks or milk tea, the cold Roselle Green Tea is for you to go for. If you’re bringing your kids to TenRen’s, buy them slushies.

TenRen’s Alabang deserves plus points too for its interior design and the variety of tea products being sold over the counter and on the display shelves (check out the loose leaf teas when you drop by). However, I’m not that sure if it can accommodate a bigger crowd. Hopefully this particular store will expand in the near future, or just open a separate take out counter perhaps? 😊

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This was during the store opening of #TenRensTeaPH south of Manila. I already miss the red bean and custard-filled #wheelcakes (they’re not as sweet as I expected and I love them, plus I will try the chocolate-filled one next time) + the Roselle Green Tea (will have it served hot on my next visit since I already tried the iced version)…swipe for more pics and will post a video via IGTV in a bit. Thanks for inviting me to your event, @tenren_ph 💚🍵 #TripniTrina #tarasasouth #activesocialph #latergram #manila #philippines #wheninmanila #tea #teatime #tenrenphilippines #foodporn #foodblogger #influencer #foodie #foodiesofinstagram #foodstagram #igers #igersmanila #chinesefood #chinese #asian #asians #pastry #thevillagersph #beavillager #villagersph #citylife #spotmyfood

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Visit TenRen’s Tea Philippines at Festival Mall Alabang Expansion Area (near Landmark and Oakley) today and follow their social media accounts below for updates:

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