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Friday, August 23, 2013
WHEN the famous American-based coffee shop Starbucks opened its first branch in the country 16 years ago, it became a hit. Actually, be it local or foreign, coffee shops around the country have spread in an instant. The proof can be seen in the long queues in every coffee shop in malls or somewhere around the block.
Then along the way, Bubble tea appeared. It is also commonly called pearl milk tea or boba milk tea or simply milk tea. It caused a rage among milk tea lovers in the country and thus became the most trending cold beverage in 2011, coffee coming next.
Over the years, coffee had always been the preferred drink among teens and adults who know it is served not only as the traditional hot, brewed coffee but also a wide variety of choices like cold coffee drinks to cater their needs. But when milk tea appeared, a much healthier version of the cold drink, competition between the two famous beverage grew wide as milk tea shops have started to mushroom nationwide.
It is a well-known fact that coffee contains a substance called caffeine, from which the beverage gets its name. But did you know that tea also contains caffeine?
Surprisingly, both beverage posses almost the same health benefits, where both are a good sources of anti-oxidants and simulators. Perfect for those who pull out on all-nighters. Now here’s a little survey on which beverage people like. Jessica Christe Q. Villaver, USJ-R MassComm Intern
“Depende, kay I’m an avid fan of both. Kung mag-study gani, of course, coffee gyud pero kung for leisure lang, milk tea.
- Janeen Lotok, 18, student
“I’m not an avid fan of milk tea. Usahay ra man sab ko mag-milk tea. I prefer coffee gyud.”
- Don John Rico Lim, 17, student
“Milk tea, because it’s not bitter and the color is favorable to the eye. Plus, it helps the digestion of food.”
- Alyzza Salomon Buendia, student
“Coffee, because I have a supply of coffee that contains herbals. In short, healthy type nga coffee nga wala sa uban. Dili pud nuon ko pataka’g inom.
- Claudio Deiparini, enterpreneur
“Kay milk-lover man ko so milk tea gyud ko. Maski naay milk ang coffee, mas mo-prefer gyud ko og milk tea.
- Cristina Tito, 19, student
“Kay ang coffee man gud has a bittersweet taste that tickles my taste buds ba. And it kind of gives me a rustic feeling that reminds me of home, especially if the coffee’s hot.
- Joshua Dela Cerna, 19, student
“Coffee akoa kay para dili ko katugon sa trabaho. Avid coffee-drinker gyud ko.”
- Jonas Yaun, 24, security guard
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 24, 2013.