Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chatime: Taro Milk Tea

Bubble tea is one of the most popular beverage to be consumed now a days. At least one booth is available at a mall, followed by uncountable other bubble tea booths. The product that they emphasize are the same: a glass of milk tea with tapioca balls. 

I ordered a regular glass of Taro Milk Tea, with this round object made with tapioca named Pearls, that costed Rp22.000,00. The beverage only costed Rp19.000,00, but the Pearls added an extra Rp3.000,00. The service was rather slow, I had to wait 15 minutes for my drink to be ready. The staff did not advertise the product thoroughly. He went on about taro, and pearls, and jelly, and powder, and shaker, and other stuff that confused me. For a person who had never tried no bubble tea before, I was confused. It took me a while to understand what the staff was talking about. 

I knew I ordered myself some Taro Milk Tea (Yam Milk Tea), but the drink was horrible. It tasted like horror movies! It was thick, powdery, and very heavy - not to mention it had this kind of sweetness that would make you have a sore throat. Within every gulp, I could savor this weird clumpy texture going down my throat, God knows what it is. It didn't taste like tea, nor milk tea, but tasted like a bucketful of creamy and think artificial-substance-vaganza! It was very hard for me to drink it all, I didn't even finish a third of the glass.

On the other hand, those tapioca balls were nice and chewy. The were slightly sweet, but mostly bland. I think it would be better if it were eaten with grass jelly drink instead of this fake milk tea. 

I had my first beverage from Chatime and I can conclude that I'm not a fan. I would rather go to the nearest grocery store and buy mineral water instead. 

Chatime's Taro Milk Tea

Metropolitan Mall 2
Jalan Jendral A. Yani
Bekasi Barat

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