A Calming Thirst Quencher at Zentea Baguio

Planning on walking up and down Session road during the Panagbenga Festival’s Session Road in Bloom? Of course that’s the idea if you really want to experience Session Road in Bloom. The Session road in bloom is a one week activity where the main thoroughfare of Baguio City, Session Road, is closed to public transportation for entrepreneurs to set up shop at the middle of the road an activity that resembles the cafe and markets in Italy.

Whether you would watch the concert or shop at the different stalls one thing is sure to happen, that is, you will eventually get tired from walking up and down Baguio City’s famous road. Want to rest for a while? There is a place at the roofdeck of Porta Vaga mall where you can breathe in the cool Baguio air, relax in their cozy little place and calm yourself with a cold or a hot tea. Zentea has opened its shop in Baguio City, the first tea shop in Baguio.

Zentea in Baguio City

Zentea opened shop in Baguio City at the Roofdeck of the Porta Vaga Mall just beside the organic vegetable stall also at the roofdeck. This first tea shop in Baguio City offers a wide array of cold dessert tea drinks offering tea-lovers a wide array of flavors. Since Baguio City generally have a cold weather Zentea exclusively offers Baguio Tea Drinkers a Hot Green Tea in a Pot.

Price? Is it Expensive?

Feeling the ambience, the location and looking at the creative menu you would first think that Zentea products are expensive, why not? the place and products can be compared to a popularly expensive coffee shop except that the price is really affordable. A pot of green tea which you can share with your friends would only cost you about fifty five pesos. A tall glass of your favorite tea drink would not even cost you more than one hundred pesos. Affordable right? This may be attributed with the fact that Zentea was first conceptualized to cater to students and true to their commitment Zentea has maintained their products’ affordability.

Affordable! Quality?

Believe it or not the tea leaves used are grown in the most ambient conditions to maintain its natural flavors, unlike those processed tea placed in a tea bag the tea leaves are delicately and naturally processed. Further, the tea products are not pre-brewed but are actually brewed by Zentea’s expert barista’s. Would you believe that their jelly (gulaman) and pearls (sago) are also made on-site? The flavorings such as blueberries, strawberries among others are fruit sugar extracts which means the sugar is not glucose but the natural sweetness of the fruit which is fructose. Talk about quality! Indeed each Zentea product you buy is made from high quality ingredients.

Can i Make my Own Flavored Tea?

Yes, Zentea allows its clients to choose from the different flavors displayed in their bar. You can choose your own mix of flavors or you can take the suicide flavor where you ask the barista to mix all the flavors available in the bar.

I only See Chips, No Food?

Flavored tea’s and hot tea’s are not only thirst quenching but it also fills your tummy. Being a dessert drink it is both a drink and food at the same time so you wouldn’t really need to eat any other food, besides the pearls or jelly are generously placed in your cup. So you really do not need to eat while drinking the tea.

Recommendations If I Visit Zentea Baguio?

I normally do not recommend any particular product from the establishments i review but for me i grew fond of drinking the “Altitude” oh did i mention that they gave creative names to their different flavors of tea? I think every flavor is a must try as each flavor can give you a different feeling of freshness, calmness and palette challenge.

Truly Zentea is a breath of fresh air in a cold City where residents have grown accustomed with drinking hot coffee to beat the cold. With the creative tea mixes that they offer Baguio folks would soon discover that there is a healthier alternative to quenching their thirst.

You can Visit and Try for yourself a different Tea Experience only at Zentea Baguio at the roofdeck of Porta Vaga mall.


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Vince is a happy resident of Baguio City. Having been born and raised in the City of Pines, he find value in helping others. In his own way he is helping others by informing them about what's new in the City of Baguio. He firmly believes that there are more reasons to highlight the positive than the negative.

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7 Responses

  1. Cristal Rimes says:

    I like this post very much. keep posting like this. Thanks

  2. baguio food says:

    kelan to nag-open? grabe. i am missing lots of fun in Baguio since February! haha. kelangan ko na umuwi talaga. :p

  3. Francis says:

    is there a place where you are allowed to smoke in this shop?

  4. Gem says:

    I think I want to revisit Zentea and try any of their milk teas this time.

    Thanks for suggesting this place. Now I have one more noteworthy place to hangout in town.

  5. Baguio Food says:

    I love their winter melon milk tea!

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