Admit it: Once quarantine measures are once again more relaxed, buying yourself some milk tea is one of the first things you plan to do. But the thing is, heading out just to do that isn’t really necessary, especially given that we’re still very much encouraged to stay at home. No worries, though — most of our favourite milk tea shops now deliver; and they even sell DIY milk tea kits, too!
The great thing about making your own milk tea at home? You can enjoy it fresh and just the way you like it. To guide you, we’ve put together a list of stores that presently offer DIY milk tea kits. Scroll through this list, take your pick, and enjoy!
Also read: 50 Cafés & Stores Offering Coffee Delivery & Pick-up in Metro Manila
Where to buy DIY milk tea kits
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Just as Pinoy milk tea lovers started to feel deprived of their fave drink, Serenitea dropped their DIY Milk Tea Home Kits and made us feel absolutely #blessed. Their kits are available in two flavours: Okinawa and Taro. To add to the ready-to-mix sachets, you can also choose your sinkers; options include pearls, pudding, and panna cotta!
Depending on your branch of choice, you may opt for store pick-up, fixed delivery, or delivery via third-party courier service. Serenitea’s DIY milk tea kits are also sold on Shopee and Lazada.
For more information, visit Serenitea’s official Facebook or Instagram pages.
2. Boba Girl PH
If you haven’t tried out this McKinley Hill-based milk tea shop just yet, then it’s about time you did! Boba Girl is well-loved for their delicious boba tea offerings, super-cute packaging, and for offering soy milk as an alternative for regular dairy. (Lactose intolerant friends, take note!)
In typical Boba Girl fashion, their DIY milk tea kits come in IG-worthy packages. In each box, you’ll find everything you’ll need to make your own milk tea at home — from instructions to ingredients, all the way down to tapioca pearls! Pick-ups may be done via Grab, Lalamove, or Mr. Speedy.
For more information, visit Boba Girl PH’s official Facebook or Instagram pages.
3. Art Tea
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Art Tea aims to help flatten the curve by encouraging boba tea fans to stay indoors and make their own milk tea at home instead. With their DIY milk tea kits, you can satisfy your cravings in just minutes! Their available flavours include Wintermelon, Frosty Matcha, Thai Milk Tea, and Oreo Cheesecake.
Each kit includes the following: Flavoured syrup of choice, fructose, non-dairy creamer, add-ons, assam black tea, five cups with lids, five straws, and an easy instruction guide. Perfect for enjoying with the whole fam!
For more information, visit Art Tea’s official Facebook page.
4. DIY Milk Tea Kit
Do your milk tea cravings come often? If your milk tea motto is “Go big or go home,” then DIY Milk Tea Kit’s generous offerings were practically made for you. One kit makes a whopping 20 to 25 servings — and you’re totally free to keep it all to yourself if you’d like to! (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)
Choose between Wintermelon and Okinawa flavours; you have the option to add cream cheese mix to your kit, too! Their DIY milk tea kits are packed with assam black tea, non-dairy creamer, flavoured syrup, and tapioca. They also come with a recipe, shaker, scooper, and boba straw. The best part? This Metro Manila-based brand delivers across the country via LBC!
For more information, visit DIY Milk Tea Kit’s official Instagram page.
5. La + Tearia
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Our Signature Boba Milk Tea is making a mark in the Milk Tea industry! We use 100% Authentic Tea leaves and premium tea creamer its #DaiciriciouslyGood — Visit our stores 📍La Salle, Taft (Leon Guinto St., Malate Manila Accross The Providence Tower) 📍Angeles City, Pampanga (Across Holy Angel University) 📍UST P. Noval (Galleria Suites) Photo by @ryrevilleza Styling by @relvinramos
Made only with premium ingredients La + Tearia’s Home Brewing Kits are not to be missed, especially by those with more discerning palates. Their kits make eight to 10 servings of your flavour of choice; available variants include their Signature Milk Tea, Uji Matcha Latte, and Taro Cream Tea.
La + Tearia’s DIY milk tea kits come complete with premium-grade assam black tea leaves, tea creamer, syrup, a tea bag, and brewing instructions. Who else is excited to try their hand at being a barista at home?
For more information, visit La + Tearia’s official Instagram page.
Now, how cute are Communi+T’s DIY milk tea kits? This brand sells an interesting mix of products — LGBT pride-themed merch and milk tea kits — and we’re all for it. We don’t doubt you’ll have fun browsing through their selection on Instagram or Shopee!
Milk tea lovers may choose their regular kits, which contain all the ingredients you’ll need for five servings of brown sugar milk tea; they also include two reusable hard cups with lids, five straws, and instructions. Or, you can upgrade your milk tea experience and opt for their Level Up kits, which can make two servings of each of the following: Wintermelon Milk Tea, Dark Chocolate Milk Tea, Okinawa Milk Tea, Green Tea Passion Fruit, and Matcha Milk Tea. Communi+T gets bonus points, as these kits have rock salt and cheese toppings and tapioca pearls, too!
For more information, visit Communi+T’s official Instagram page.
7. Based Off Tea
Tired of the usual milk tea offerings? Based Off Tea’s got you covered! Offering Hong Kong-style and Thai milk tea, their DIY kits are good for five servings each.
For more information, visit Based Off Tea’s official Instagram page.
Also read: Something to Sip On: 10 Underrated Milk Tea Places in Manila
Fellow milk tea lovers, which of these DIY milk tea kits will you be trying out first? As someone who’s tried her hand at DIY-ing milk tea at home, I can say that this is a truly enjoyable experience. Have fun!
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