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We tried: The Latest and Tried & True in Fruit Tea

Look, we know that the automatic go-to when thinking about fun summer beverages would be the milk teas, but sometimes you just want something light. I scoured GrabFood to find a few places that could quench my fruit tea thirst and here are the coolers I ordered and what I thought about them. A few things to know is that I went with 70% sugar, normal ice for all my orders, just so that there was some kind of standard to my orders.


The Popular Choice: CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice’s Passion Fruit Tea Burst (P 90.00)

Not gonna lie, I ordered a bunch of these fruit teas at the same time, and I accidentally froze this specific. But it tastes great. It turned the tea into a fruit slushie and created a different experience than was initially intended, but no less enjoyable. The pieces of passion fruit give a nice crunch while the pieces of nata de coco have a nice chew. While CoCo is better known for their milk teas, their fruit teas are nothing to turn your nose up at. With flavors like Strawberry, Grape Fruit, Orange, and Lemon, you’re sure to find a fruit tea that’ll tickle your taste buds!


The Newcomer: 11:11’s Watermelon Pulpy + (P 188.00)+

It’s fun and refreshing! Who doesn’t love watermelon on a hot summer day? Well the Watermelon Pulpy + is a fun drink to sip on while you lounge around at home, dreaming of the beach. The mix of fruit bits, a light cheese foam, and little jellies make it a fun snack, as well! At 70% I found it a bit too sweet, but that didn’t stop me from downing the whole thing. They’ve got a few different flavors in their Pulpy + line like peach and white grape in case watermelon isn’t your fruit of choice.


The Boosted: True Boss’ Fruit Enzyme Plus (P 140.00)

True Boss features a Fruit Enzyme Plus drink that you can top with up to 3 fresh fruit toppings to make your drinking experience even more enjoyable. Fruit enzymes are important for digestion and metabolism. They also help maintain a high alkaline PH in the body and even increase our immunity. It could even lower cholesterol. So if you’re looking for a sweet treat, but feel the need to defend it: True Boss’ Fruit Enzyme Plus is the solution. It’s light and even at 70%, the least sweet of all the drinks I ordered, so take that into consideration when you place your order.


The Classic: Chatime Passionfruit Fruit Tea (Black Tea) (P 135.00)

Probably the sweetest of the batch, and I don’t know if it’s a branch thing, because I always order my drinks from Chatime at 70% sweetness and am usually quite happy with it. Regardless, it’s still a pretty good alternative to the well-loved milk teas that you’ll usually order just because it’s what’s familiar. The fruit teas are a great option for summer refreshers from Chatime. They’ve made a switch to paper cups if that’s a plus for you too. 


The Traditional: Yi Fang’s Signature Fruit Tea (P 140.00)

There’s no way we were going to do a fruit tea run down without YI Fang finding its way onto the list. While Yi Fang cropped up during the peak of the milk tea craze, they were already known for their fruit teas, so it’s no shock that they’re a crowd favorite. Definitely, it was the most organic tasting among the options. While still a sweet treat, it doesn’t feel like it’ll cause a sugar high. It tastes like a tropical cocktail sans the alcohol. The bits of fresh fruit in the drink add fun chewy surprises to the experience and reinforce the feelings of freshness. So if you want to sip on something tried and true, this is definitely the choice for you.

We’ve given you a list of milk teas for the summer, and now we’ve hit you with a list for fruit teas. Watch out because we’ll be sharing with you our favorite snacks from milk tea stores really soon!

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