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In Which a New Bottled Tea Drink Hits the Scene…

C2 now has milky tea...

Before I fell ill a week ago – a fate that, alas, prevents me from consuming dairy in any form for the next week or so – I was able to check out the latest offering from the C2 line of ready-to-drink bottled teas: C2 Milky Tea.

Coming hot on the heels of milk tea craze that’s pretty much swept through the metro, this particular drink is positioned against all the fresh tea purveyors and Taiwanese company Uni President’s Mine Shine Milk Tea which has virtually monopolized the RTD milk tea market for close on a decade.  Alas, for all its appeal, C2 falls rather short.

For one thing, there isn’t really any milk in this “milk tea”!  What gives it depth and creaminess is actually non-dairy creamer – the same stuff you use in your coffee or tea whenever you’re feeling virtuous.  For another, considering how tea has long been C2’s stock in trade, you can’t really taste the tea.  In fact, all I could taste in this particular product was a rich, buttery (!) caramel flavor.  Not bad, really, but I was hoping that this locally produced sipper would give Mine Shine a run for its money.  Then again, for a miserly P 10.00, I can’t really expect something along the lines of a Gong Cha or Serenitea offering.

All things considered, I don’t regret tasting this product.  (Incidentally, my sister loves the stuff.)  But I’ll stick to what C2 does best: fruity green teas that are truly cool and refreshing.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

3 thoughts on “In Which a New Bottled Tea Drink Hits the Scene…

  1. So glad to have finally met you Midge! Gosh, this milk tea craze has just sailed over my head…my head that always seemed to be ducked into a coffee cup! Hihi 🙂

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