01 Jun Chingkeetea Authentic Taiwanese Milk Tea: A Whimsical Place To Sip Your Favorite Milk Tea
Sometimes, we look for a place where we could be alone to be creative and somewhat productive with our own stuff, or with friends just to hangout and spend some worthy chat times. Most of these times, we prefer to have them over coffee or tea. More if you are a coffee or tea drinker type of person.
Here in Cagayan de Oro, there are already quite a few coffee shops. Currently coping up with its number are the tea shops which have had numerous fans already. With the numerous tea shops in the city, it’s kind of hard to choose which and where to go, yet, there is this specific tea shop that has since been popular not only because of its Wintermelon Milk Tea, but because of its unique interior design.
Opened in 2012, Chingkeetea became a buzz in social media when first-time customers posted pictures of the shop formerly located inside Marfori Compound. With the tea shop filled with artsy crafts, walls covered with painted scraps, unique ceramic collections, chic teacups and random stuffs, Chingkeetea is unlike any other tea shops in the city. Years have passed, Chingkeetea remained a favorite hangout place among students and milk tea enthusiasts, even tourists as well.
From Marfori Compound, the main branch has been moved to its new location, at Arch Hayes corner Pabayo Streets. With a larger area, Chingkeetea can now accommodate more than 50 individuals. Their shop has a ground area, and a second floor where the counter can be found. It might be a new location yet it brought with it the rustic and chic vibe it was known for.
Chingkeetea currently have another branch within the city which is located at the first floor of Grand Central along Hayes Street. Along with their expansion, their menu also expanded with new additions on their menu. Cookies, cupcakes and Ramen are being offered in their Grand Central branch while in their main branch, customers can enjoy their milk teas with burgers, pizza, rice meals and among others.
All of their branches have no wifi, thus encouraging everyone to start conversations.
Behind the success of Chingkeetea is the owner Sharee Mae “Chingkee” Te who is a confessed art and tea lover. Her fondness with art, specially with painting, made Chingkeetea a one of a kind milk tea shop in the city.
Chingkeetea’s bestseller has always been the Wintermelon Milk Tea. But they also have other flavors such as Taro, Strawberry, Oreo, Blueberry, Honey Dew, White Matcha, Caramel, and a lot more. You can also choose among their add-ons to add to your milk tea drinks such as tapioca pearls, chocolate pudding, ice cream, nata, etc.
Events can be also held at Chingkeetea such as Trivia Nights, Poetry Nights and Art Fairs.
With the growing number of milk tea shops in the city, one must step up the competition to win the hearts of milk tea enthusiasts. But Chingkeetea does this with little to less effort. Customers just kept on coming to their shop, and always come back.