Macao Imperial Tea

780 Banawe St., Banawe, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Macao Imperial Tea
4.2
4.0 Stars

21 Reviewers

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FoodventuresByFrapao T.
4.0 Stars

Get these refereshing drinks for only P145 (Green Apple Soda) P120 (Cream Cheese Oreo Milk Tea) at Macao Imperial Tea. Plus you also get to bring home the tumbler. Great right? 10084

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Jomarie A.
3.0 Stars

After having a rather disappointing lunch, Josh and I decided to have a dessert / drink to cheer us up. What better way to do this than to visit Macao Imperial Tea, one of the chill spots in Banawe to get delicious milk tea! 10024

There weren't that much customers that day, so I happily browsed their menu and got myself a drink. However, there were plenty of items which were unavailable that day... 128533

Josh wanted their Osmanthus Oolong Tea (served hot) since he wasn't feeling well, but it was unavailable. He got Kumquat Lemon Tea (Php 120) instead, but the supposed sinkers included in his drink was unavailable. He still went with his order, but found the drink too sweet. 128556

On the other hand, I got their Cheesecake and Pearl Milk Tea (Php 100). It was actually good! The milk tea was creamy with just the right earthy notes, and it wasn't too sweet. The pearls were chewy and thoroughly cooked, and I especially appreciated the small blobs of cream cheese that will occasionally come through your straw. It was delightful! 12815010024

What I didn't like, was how the server / cashier spoke to me about her request for a "smaller" bill. For our 200+ peso bill, I handed her a 500-peso bill, and she said, "Ay wala ka pong smaller bill?" I meaaaan. It's not like my bill is less than 100 pesos. And the way she said it was quite unprofessional, to say the least. Hopefully, it was just a bad day. Still deducting 111088 for that though.

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Aldwin D.
4.0 Stars
6

I visited the new branch at circuit makati.
Price are very reasonable. Very nice and attractive cups.
Authentic taste.

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Jayne Marie W.
4.0 Stars
3

The cafe is highly Instagrammable and imbibes a cool and homey vibe. It promises to be the cutest and coolest hangout spot for students and families alike. They also happen to serve one of the best tasting milk tea I have ever tasted.

For Me is a super yummy Strawberry milk tea! My favorite of all the drinks that we got to try. Hope there is an option to adjust the sweetness level of each drink.

The best part is that the drink comes in a very cute reusable glass tumbler which you can take home with you after you finish your drinks. Better yet, if you bring your tumblers with you the next time you visit, you even get a 10% discount on your For You and For Me beverages.

For those who prefer their drinks hot, try the Kitten Milk Tea which comes in their lovely kitten cup. Their handcrafted beverages are not just pleasing to the taste, but also to the eyes because everything just looks so beautiful.

The prices here are very affordable and the setting is definitely better than those usual coffee outlets. I now have a new favorite milk tea place and I encourage everyone to visit the store and try their cute and refreshing beverages.

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Will C.
1.0 Stars

I came for their salted cheese uji matcha and i got a very thin watery salted cheese portion.

Matcha is just water. Lol.

I will give them another chance but will give them my feedback once im back at their branch.

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Herl C.
5.0 Stars

I'm officially joining the hype of this tea place! "Totoo and tsismis, masarap siyaaaa" 10084

After attending a birthday party in Banawe, I convinced my husband to go to Macau Imperial Tea before going home. We immediately checked the location in my Looloo app and we found out that it was less than 5 minutes away from our location. Yey to that!

I just ordered one to go Oreo Cheesecake Milk Tea (P120). I was about to ordered the colorful rainbow soda but the tumblr wasn't available so I just asked for their best seller for milk tea, so I got this flavor.

The taste was not overpower with sweetness. The creaminess of the cheesecake was too satisfying to my tastebuds. Even the bits of oreo were so good when mixed with the drink. I almost forgot that this contained tea because I hardly tasted any. Overall, I was satisfied with what I ordered.

For the coziness of the place, the ambiance is accommodating. Even the staff are helpful and jolly. On my next visit, I will definitely buy the soda one. Hopefully there's a tumblr available that time. 🤞🏼And of course, I will go for dine in to try their cakes, too.

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
7

Eversince this tea place opened in Manila, I have been itching to try it out but never had the chance to do so because it’s in the far end of Quezon City. Back when it just started, I was still living in Cebu and every time I am in the city, I already have aligned my itinerary so my planned visit was further delayed. Thankfully? The opportunity presented itself with Team K was invited to events in the same area. So instead of going to the first stop immediately, EJ B, Midz S and I decided to make this our meeting point.

I actually know this place really well as I studied pretty much my whole life in STC which is located in D. Tuazon. Back then, I hanged out a lot in Banawe area with friends, so I was glad that more and more awesome places are popping up in the vicinity.

Macao Imperial is easily accessible along Banawe and not hard to locate. They have ample parking spaces so it’s really convenient for their guests.

When we visited the place, we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. By the time I got there, EJ B has finished his photos. 128568 (You can check out his review for that.)

I ordered the “Over the Rainbow Soda” at PHP 165. It’s kinda pricey, but at least I get to take home the cute reusable tumbler. I absolutely loved this beverage. It was as tasty as it was attractive. The colors were very nice and I don’t know how to explain it but the look of it already gives you an idea how it tastes like. And what you expect is the flavor your get. For me it had something like a sort of gummy candy taste with a tinge of Yakult and a bit if citrus. The sweetness was just right, and I loved that they served this really cold as it was supposed to be. My drink pretty much lasted me throughout the day, even until evening when I had to pickup my dad in the airport already.

I absolutely loved my visit here and I look forward to coming back really soon! 12857110084

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
8

Our 1st stop in Team Kaladkarin’s Banawe Crawl last weekend was the Macao Imperial Tea Philippines. The tea house was huge and has a nice interior.

I got a Salted Caramel Tea for Php195.00. It comes with the cute animal glass. Don’t know if it’s a dog or bear. LOL! 128514 But seriously, it’s cute. And the drink tastes refreshingly good.

I had a Chocolate Doughnut for Php55.00 and Chocolate Chip Cookie for Php65.00 to pair with our drinks.

Overall, I find the place worth coming back. And they have a new branch in Fisher Mall which is nearer to my place.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Jomarie A.
4.0 Stars

It hasn't even been a week after my first visit that I decided to go back to Macao Imperial Tea, this time with my college friends, to try out more of their offerings. The place looks even nicer at night, and still holds the same chill millennial hang-out place vibe. 128522

I was supposed to try their matcha drink, but since I just had a matcha opera cake as one of my desserts in the event I attended that day, I opted to get something else.

✅ CREAM CHEESE COCOA (Php 120) - 11088110881108811088
The slight saltiness of the cream cheese complemented well with the sweet cocoa drink. The cream cheese froth was not too fine, and bits of cheese can still be felt upon each sip. It's nothing too untolerable though, and it actually added a layer of texture to the drink. 128513 The cocoa drink was just okay, but me and my friends thought its taste resembled that of Sustagen's (hello, childhood memories!). Haha. I still liked the drink though. 128516 It's a nice drink to sip slowly. 128076

Overall, I had another great experience here in Macao Imperial Tea - drink, service, and ambiance-wise. There are so many options to choose from, and will definitely come back again to try new drinks. 🤗128156

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Jomarie A.
4.0 Stars
5

After lunch, my mom and I wanted to go to Z Square Mall to buy some bread for breakfast the next day, but since I am super bad at directions, we're not sure which way to go. Good thing there's my trusty Google maps app! 128514

We walked all the way to Z Square, but before we arrived, we walked past Macao Imperial Tea, and it was an opportunity too good to miss -- and so we went in to have a quick drink. 128522

I have read much about Macao Imperial Tea, and was quite curious about it for some time. Seems like they have been aggresively expanding in the past months, with their newest branch opening up just 2 days ago (Jan 12, 2018) in Lucky Chinatown Mall.

As we entered, I noticed how instagrammable the place was, and would surely be a hit for millennials. 128513 My mom asked me to buy her any drink I think she'd like. After much thinking, I finally decided on these two:

✅ FOR ME: STRAWBERY MILK TEA (Php 195) - 11088110881108811088
This is one of the two drinks which they offer in a reusable glass bear tumbler. The FOR ME drink (which I got) is Strawberry Milk Tea, while the FOR YOU drink is Caramel Macchiato. If you want to get the tumblers, you can't choose other drinks. Taste-wise, the Strawberry Milk Tea is okay, but is too sweet for my liking. Hope there is an option to adjust the sweetness level of each drink. I loved the strawberry preserves in the drink though!!! Was supposed to give it 311088, but I added 111088 because if the cute and good quality tumbler. 128513 I read somewhere that you may bring the tumbler on your next visit so you can avail 10% off your drink! 128525 Not sure to which drinks this is applicable, though.

✅ FOR MAMA: ORIGINAL MILK TEA (Php 90) - 11088110881108811088
I was supposed to get her the Red Bean and Pudding Milk Tea, but they were out of stock with the pudding. Instead, I got her this and asked them to add-on the Red Beans (+ Php 15). My mom loved it! 128525 She said the milk tea is not too sweet, and the red beans were cooked properly. Though, she would've liked it even more if the serving size was a bit bigger. Maybe they can include size options in the future? 128522

Service was good, but since there were quite a handful of customers, the drinks were served after quite some time. Not to fret though, as foodies will surely enjoy going around the cafe, snapping photos of the various instagrammable walls. 128521

I'm sure this won't be the last time I visit this milk tea place! 128525

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Will C.
4.0 Stars
2

Went here last week but uji matcha was not available. Instead their cocoa was a good alternative.

Went back yesterday but cream cheese was not available 128528 went for their chestnut cream but sadly i didnt taste the chestnut part.

Hopefully nextime uji matcha and cream cheese are both available.

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Reginald B.
5.0 Stars

While a lot of milk tea shops have sprouted and disappeared within the last couple of years, Macao Imperial Tea is here to prove itself as a strong player in the milk tea market.

True enough, their wide array of choices and unique cup designs are sure to entice customers to try their products. I had the Jasmine Green Tea with Cream Cheese and Salt, and I loved it! My friends loved it too! While I am used to the cream cheese froth being smooth, Macao’s version has some bits to it that gives an interesting texture to the drink.

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Will C.
3.0 Stars

A milk tea place were i always ended up with 2 cups. Matcha was good but with order of less ice i still ended up having half cupful of ice.

Matcha redbean was not as good as their cream cheese since i find their red bean too sweet.

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Jowell J.
5.0 Stars
4

127926127925 My milkTEA brings all the boys to the yard. And they're like it's better than yours. 127926127925 #loolooweeklychallenge

(F)ood:
Their elaborate menu features different drinks such as teas that can be topped by cream cheese or chestnut cream and other add ons, coffee and an interesting soda comes in plastic containers that you can bring home to re-use and different yummy cakes and pastries. But what is most interesting are their ‘For You’ and ‘For Me’ drinks which come in cute bear ear bottles that you can share with your SO. You can choose from a Caramel Macchiato drink and a Strawberry Milk tea drink. I love their drinks and this is enough reason to come back.

(A)mbience:
As we entered Macao Imperial Tea, we were greeted by a humungous hug-inviting, cute and cuddly teddy bear sitting alone maybe waiting for a companion to share his Macao Imperial drink with. (yes, even bears drink to! )
The place has lots of comfy seats for you to have a nice little chat and cozy up with your special someone, or be a loner and do your thesis or office work as they have enough power sockets and wi-fi for you to do your thing, or just simply chill out with your friends and hangout.

(B)utler Service:
The servers were friendly and are attentive to our needs.

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Vanessa D.
3.0 Stars
2

For all tea lovers, you may want to try Macao Imperial at Banawe. The place was small, when we went there we had to wait other costumer to finished before we can sit. We ordered “for me and for you” drinks but sadly i didn’t enjoyed. Theres nothing special about the taste, it taste like 3 in 1 coffee, nothing special. For the other one it taste like strawberry milk juice. One thing i liked is they used reusable glass tumbler which you can take home. We tried also their soda. We ordered the best seller “cherry blossom” flavor. And again, the taste was ok.

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Salie D.
5.0 Stars
9

Just when I thought I had the best of Milk Teas here in the Phils, wait because the Fad hasn't stopped yet. For this year the recent opening made their way to the Tea business back to life. Seeing the Review here on Looloo with the Milk Tea and Coffee in a super cute bottle made me really want to try this Ahsap!!! 128514

So I was too excited that when I had a chance, I made it happen by bringing my niece here and buy us both and a sister (not with us) for a drink.
There's no doubt that I would want nothing else but to try their Iced Coffee in a FOR ME Bottle! But I like the white bottle more than the black one so my order became FOR YOU, good thing the coffee content is just the same with the other one.

It was a little over noontime when we get there, The sun is scorching hot and so we caught no qeue inside...great! 128522
It was a fun, easy and smooth transaction. The drinks are indeed refreshing and totally beat the warm weather outside.

The niece and I talked about trying the famous Over the Rainbow soda, but we had our own liked orders already. So we ordered one for my sister and brought it home. The good quality didn't last long.I asked pa naman the Barista if it'll affect the nice separation of colors, hindi daw...We regret not trying it while it's freshly made. So we had no idea how good it was. 128533 When we get home, mixed na sya and the taste was unexplainable haha!

Niece btw had the Milk Tea cream cheese , tried it myself with a sip and reminds me of Happy Lemon's Cheese on top!128077

Kitty paper cup looks really catchy. There are different plastic cups/tumbler display in front to choose from, some of those are FOR YOU AND FORME Iced Caramel Machiatto bottles. still can't get over it till now! 128539

I noticed a nice wall background that features the countries they're in. On one side of the area though, a lonely Big teddy in the corner sits and waiting for someone to hold him!128522 cute..

The place is indeed very Instagrammable. Cake displays look really interesting. I hope to taste it next time.
Beverages price ranges from
Php120-195. Not bad. 128077

A new place to try but the drink is really a good reason to come back to and chill with friends! Id love to come back again.

2nd to the last picture shows my Iced Coffee when mixed! 128525

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Will C.
3.0 Stars
2

This has been my favorite hangout milk tea place recently especially very late at night. Yeah they less customer on a weekend 2 hours before closing time. So that means better chances of landing a parking slot.

Ordered my favorite matcha salt cream cheese and the cream was really good since there was a bunch of bits of cheese in it. But the matcha was kinda bland, felt that it has too much ice which kinda dilute its taste.

After which i had the urge to order another one so i went for cream salt cheese oolong, my order was serve with something that looks like cream cheese had already blended into my drink, i mean oolong at the bottom must be clear rather than somewhat look like milk tea. And the cream cheese itself is very sweet. The server told us that the cream cheese used was at the very bottom hence its very sweet, told me since its near closing time they dont have anymore stock 128550 but this was quickly dismissed by one of thwir personnel which quickly told me they could change it right away and magicallly they were able to provide another batch of cream cheese. 128529

I also learn that what i like about their cream cheese which was bits and bits of cheese was actually substandard since the REAL cream cheese needs to be pure cream and no bits. 128517

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
5.0 Stars
10

Despite the fact that -ber months are almost here once again, it seems as if the climate hasn’t changed since summer. One can’t help but get dehydrated in this sweltering heat. The upside to this weather though is having to drink something cold, sweet, and to quench your thirst. I guess drinking milk teas is one way to beat the heat?

Together with other foodie bloggers, I was invited to visit Macao Imperial Milk Tea in Banawe, Quezon City, to review their products, two days ahead of their launch. Thanks to the Fredley Group of Companies, who have brought us Shabu-Shabu Ichiban, Mitasu Charcoal Yakiniku, Sandaya-Yakiniku Fisher Mall, Ersao Wind Tagaytay, and now Macao Imperial Milktea, we got to have a first-hand experience.

This cafe was born in Macao and is one of the fastest growing cafe chains in Asia and in America. They already have about 200 branches in different countries, including Macau, Vietnam, China, United States, Canada, and the Philippines. As for the folks behind the brand, their aim is to bring a memorable and special experience with each and every cup. I got that while I was sipping a series of their different beverages.

This spot is still currently getting a buzz from customers after months of being open. This contributed primarily to their wide selection of creative concoctions on gorgeous looking bottles. You can even bring it home. On top of these, they also serve best selling cakes and pastries from popular Purple Oven. These are supplied newly baked, an absolute delight to my sweet tooth.

How can one not be enticed with their milk teas and other special drinks when they’re coined like the following – Kitten Milk Tea, Osmanthus Oolong Tea, Ejiao Red Dates Fresh Milk, and For You and For Me? They’re uniquely named and packaged, that is why a lot of people whose curiosities were piqued, visit this place.

Out of all the drinks that I got to try from them, it was their iced coffee also known as For Me, that won my heart at first sip. The bold bitter flavor of the coffee was on point, complementing the light sweetness of the vanilla syrup. I also loved the Cream Cheese series which can be served hot or cold. Another must try would be their Soda series, especially the Green Apple Soda flavor.

As for their price points, they are at par with other brands. The most affordable one is priced Php 90, while the most is at Php 195.

If you are from Quezon City, this should be a go to place for you. If you are far from Banawe, they are popping up in other stores soon. Looking forward to hearing about your own personal experience here real soon!

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Will C.
4.0 Stars

Holiday afternoon here and it was packed. Even strong sunlight doesnt shoo away anyone from sitting at the window side including us.

Matcha Cream Cheese was a hidden gem here as it was really good and the cheese bits made it even better

Strawberry yogurt was a disappointment though, wasnt the same as it was before even the whole strawberry was missing, complain about it and they remedied it by putting more strawberry jam into the drink and milk powder. 128517 but in the end they replaced it with the coffee one instead. So all is good.

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars
3

Just when everyone was thinking of the milktea hype lying low Macao Imperial Tea breathe a fresh new air to it. With its cute eye catching plastic container it was an instant hit in social media. On my visit it was just a week since it open so there was still long queue and difficulty in parking. Luckily even though it was a long queue the service was very fast.

On my 2 visit I go to try their Green Apple Soda and Kitten Milk Tea. 1st the Green Apple Soda. It was a refreshing minty drink and doesn't felt to be too soda carbonated. Not too sweet and really good. Love the fresh mint leaves included. For the kitten milk tea, I love the cute paper cup that comes with it. Taste wise nothing special but it was good. This is a drink that is perfect with the rainy weather.

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