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Monday, July 09, 2012

Milk Tea Review: Gong Cha Milk Winter Melon Tea

Hello guys! I'm back from a deep slumber! And I'm back with a milk tea review!

My boyfriend and I went on a date. After having dinner at Bon Chon, we decided to buy a cup of milk tea from Gong Cha. 

As I have said on my previous review, I would like to try their Milk Earl Grey Tea on my next visit. Unfortunately, they ran out of earl gray tea so we ended sipping on a cup of Milk Winter Melon Tea instead.

Here it is! Gong Cha Milk Winter Melon Tea.

They said there are three ways to enjoy Gong Cha's House Specials. First is to sip the special cream on top! I tried it and it was heaven! It's so yummy that you would want to order another serving of the cream! Haha. I wonder how they do it. It's creamy and a little bit salty. It's like light cheese and milk. Super delicious!

Trying the second step to enjoy the cup: Tasting the tea! I took a sip and concluded: This is authentic winter melon! It doesn't taste like other milk tea establishments' winter melon tea. It tastes like the winter melon juice I bought when I went to Binondo. Authentic winter melon drink's taste is comparable to a sugar cane juice. Yes, the ones you see in the malls where they squeeze the sugar cane in front of you then they put the juice in the bottle. I'm not a fan of the real winter melon such as Gong Cha's but I like those winter melon flavored teas that other milk tea establishments sell.

Last step: Mix the cream and tea! It looks like milk tea! But it doesn't taste like milk tea. I don't like the taste of their winter melon tea and mixing it with the cream didn't help me appreciate it. Worse, the tea overpowered the taste of the yummy cream. Sad me.

Overall, I didn't enjoy my cup. If ever I will want a taste of real winter melon in the future, I will not spend 95Php just to taste it. I'd rather buy myself a bottle of sugar cane juice which costs around 20-30Php. I wasn't really satisfied so I'll make sure I will have a cup of Milk Earl Grey Tea on my next visit. I have a strong feeling that I will enjoy it for I am a fan of black teas. Tee hee.

That's it for now guys! 'Till my next review! 

PS: To all authentic winter melon drink fans, I could suggest two places to go: Binondo and Gong Cha. :)


  1. Wala talaga lasa yung wintermelon, para lang syang water chestnut or upo, neutral ang taste. Tea makers are after the gel the wintermelon produces right after they boil it in rock sugar.

    1. Really? Thank you for the information! Ang sabi nga nung ibang tea shops, their winter melon tea is ordinary black tea and black sugar daw. If I am not mistaken, winter melon is kundol, right? I've tasted it and wala nga halos lasa.

  2. Gong Cha's winter melon tea with mousse is my absolute favourite!!

  3. Try Super Duck modern Tea Shop wintermelon milk tea, or wintermelon naikai guaranteed authentic taste not like in binondo.

  4. Buy Loose Leaf Tea, Earl Grey Tea, Royal Masala Chai, Assam Tea offer finest flavor & health benefits