Super Duck Modern Tea Shop

AIC Burgundy Corporate Tower, Garnet Rd. cor. ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila

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Super Duck Modern Tea Shop
3.9
4.0 Stars

12 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 6
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  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 12 Reviews
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Category:
Tea
Business Hours
Reopens: 9:00a - 6:00p
Phone
+6322155296

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 6:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 2:00p - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Manfred M.
4.0 Stars
7

Milk tea has been a staple for a lot of Filipinos these days. It is no wonder that a lot of brands have come and gone in the market. However, I'd like to tell you guys about my experience with Superduck Modern Tea House and its innovative milk tea flavors.

It's been quite a while since I last posted about the events I attended. But here goes. Last June 6, I had the opportunity to visit Superduck Modern Tea Shop, a relatively new player in the milk tea industry. It has about 4 branches; and the one in SM Cyberwest is newest. It has only been established this year.

According to its owners, Superduck is named after the Taiwanese idiom for big brother or (da ge) which strangely translates to the word duck. The store is actually a franchise of a popular tea shop of the same name which originated in Lukang Taiwan.

Superduck began from its humble roots when the employee of a famous milk tea shop decided to succeed in the operations of the aforementioned establishment. However, after a few years of operations, the original owner compelled the employee to return the use of the trade name to the former. Undaunted, the employee put up Superduck to continue his budding milk tea business. The business, in time, became a hit in Lukang, Taiwan. The franchise, then, was acquired by two Filipino-Chinese businessmen who were impressed with the menu selection on a visit to Taiwan. The rest is history. 4 branches later, we then see the first international franchise of Superduck making waves in Manila.

Upon my visit, I was impressed with their menu. Their selection had more than 40 items of drinks and over ten dishes. Apart from that, the drinks had very peculiar mixes, particularly unheard of in the more mainstream tea shops. We were able to taste some of these innovative tea blends during our visit. Some of these included the Unique Blends Milk Tea. These flavors consisted of alcoholic drinks mixed together with a milk or fruit tea base. These consisted of the Heineken green tea, an intoxicating mix of bitter Heineken canned beer and sweet apple green tea. The mix was amazing, to say the least. I never expected that beer and tea would have an addictive flavor. The next I tried were the Bailey's and Almond Kahlua liquor milk teas. These mixes were very creamy and tasted of chocolate with a dash of alcohol. Well, the alcohol had the amount equivalent to a party shot, but that's another story. I did enjoy the taste though. The bittter accent of bailey's and almond kahlua was complemented by the sweet, creamy milk.

Another notable series of drinks on the menu is the fruit tea selection. According to the owners, the fruits used in these are mostly fresh fruits which are dried or frozen and not mere powder substitutes. This is evident in the passionfruit drink (pictures below) which contains edible seeds and has a moderately sweet taste with a dash of sourness. The mango fruit teas, on the other hand, are made from locally sourced mangoes. This variant has a taste that retains the freshness of the fruit.

The nai-kai series (Chinese for cover) has a cream cheese topping with a drink underneath. The usual way to drink it is to finish it until the half is left then the cheese topping must be mixed with the remaining drink to create a creamy and tangy blend. I was really impressed with the taste. While the nai-kai is reminiscent of the cream cheese drinks of other establishments, it stood out for its right blend of sweetness. Add to that the fact that the cheese used is of imported high quality and not some ordinary local brand.

Their basic milk teas are a cute above the competition due to the fact that authentic and imported tea leaves are used in the process of making it. The owners stated that the variants of tea aren't simply the run of the mill green tea or oolong. They have high quality variants such as mint osmanthus and English black tea leaves. We were even shown samples of these fragrant tea leaves in crushed form. We got a sampling of the wintermelon variant. I was pleased to note that it wasn't too sweet and not too filling to the stomach. The owners then revealed that the milk used was a non-fat variant. They also noted that the sugar used in the teas are not made of chemically processed corn syrup, but rather naturally processed local cane sugar. Talk about being tasty and healthy at the same time. Not only are these teas low on sugar, they are also low-fat.

The proprietors proudly announced that as much as possible, their ingredients are sourced from local farmers, particularly, the mango, sugar, and passionfruit. They also avoid using powder substitutes for these products to bring out the full flavor and avoid preservatives as much as possible.

Drinks are served with a served with a generous helping of sinkers such as coco, pudding, tapioca, among others. Some drinks such as the nai-kai don't come with sinkers, though. It wasn't a problem, as some of the drinks are better on their own.

The prices of these tea blends are very affordable. Basic teas start at 55 pesos while the most expensive item on the drinks menu, the alcoholic teas, are about 200 pesos per tall glass. Basic milk teas are about half the price.

As for the food, I was surprised when the dishes were made out of veggie meat. Every item on the menu is free of pork, beef, or chicken. As for the taste, these dishes still taste as if they were made from meat. I do like the fact that the dishes are full of spices and are not high on the MSG content.

That concludes my review of one of the newest milk tea shops in Manila. Superduck Modern Tea Shop is located at 2nd floor, SM Cyberwest, North Edsa, Quezon City, beside Eurotel and in front of SM North. I do hope you guys will take the opportunity to visit it sometime. It is also open for franchising and event catering activities.

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Mickey S.
4.0 Stars

I can't say much for the fruit teas because I've never tried them but Super Duck's milk teas are amazing! I went for the Wintermelon Milk Tea with boba (pearls) and it was probably one of the most delicious milk teas I've had in my life.

It was the perfect cold drink to have during the sweltering humid days of the summer and at a reasonable price too! I also love Super Duck because their menu is so diverse, and there's a lot of variety to their teas giving you a lot to choose from. Besides tea, Super Duck also has snacks that are based on Taiwan's famous street food.

If you are looking for a place that gives you soothing and relaxing tea-based drinks without putting a hole in your pocket, I recommend Super Duck Modern Tea Shop. Check them out if you are in the area.

Cheers,
Mickey

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Abby L.
4.0 Stars

Signature milk tea - combination of green and black tea)

V-nuggets (vegetable nuggets) - not bad for a vegetarian nuggets.

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Ang-ang P.
4.0 Stars

Best Choco Malt Milk Tea ever and I love their small pearls.

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Catherine G.
4.0 Stars

I love their drinks with the cheese foam and their dumplins too! 128516

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Aldwin D.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Ariah S.
3.0 Stars

Nothing special,,. Just typical tea...

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Jane Ira I.
5.0 Stars

Their Tie Guan Yin Milk Tea (P85) is my comfort drink. It has the perfect balance of milky and earthy, tea-ish taste. I always get a warm fuzzy feeling whenever I drink it. Hehe...

I love that they are consistent in taste and quality. No signs of scrimping on ingredients unlike other milk tea places that offer watered down versions.

Their owners are extra helpful too in guiding the customers on what kind of drink they should order. They give well informed comments on the flavors (i.e., this has a subtle flowery taste or if you like a strong tea flavor you should get this) that make sense.

This time I ordered their Roast Matcha w/ Brown Rice (photo above) and it was also good (tasted like black sesame), although the Tie Guan Yin is still my favorite.

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Bebe R.
2.0 Stars

This tea shop is situated in a busy-but-not-often-noticed part of the Ortigas Business District. It is also very small -- about 15-20 sqm, with three standard tables, 3 couches, and 8 seats cramped up inside. No wonder not too many go here.

They had a lot of beverages and snacks.

We ordered their version of the Milk Tea with Pearl sinkers just to be safe. It has a sampaguita (jasmine) aftertaste and it left our throats dry an hour after drinking.

I don't think I'll go back here.

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Carlos M.
5.0 Stars

They have the best finger foods, great tasting drinks and wonderful place to meet with friends! Must-visit!

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Michelle C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Ron F.
3.0 Stars

I oredered their Turquoise Milk Tea (100% Sugar, Less Ice) with the Fried Mushroom (in salt and pepper promo).

The Tea was Ok. It did not have an out of this world taste experience.

The fried mushroom was just ok too. If the mushroom was thin it was crunchy. Nothing fancy about it.

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