New tea ‘time-bayan’

FROM green tea to boba, to milk tea, the trends in tea drinks continue to move forward, especially since people are becoming more health-conscious, seeking for food that’s good not just for your taste buds but also for your body.

In fact, tea is the second most consumed drinks in the world and a perfect replacement for coffee for those who are not into the brown, bitter beans but needed caffeine to live.

Ceylon tea remains to be the most popular among tea enthusiasts for its rich flavor and fragrant aroma. It has been linked to impressive health benefits such as increased fat burning, better blood sugar control and decreased cholesterol levels.

Although Ceylon tea is grown and processed only in Sri Lanka, Kagay-anons still got the opportunity to get the real tea experience without spending tons of money. Where, you ask? At Island Tea Co., of course!

Last June 8, Island Tea Co., franchised by Louie delos Santos, opened at SM City Cagayan de Oro, offering “100 percent natural, pure Ceylon” teas of different blends, flavors and aroma.

“Island Tea Company, we’re offering 100 percent Ceylon natural tea all the way from Sri Lanka. Ceylon Tea is known in the UK (United Kingdom) and Europe and now [we’re] bringing it in Cagayan de Oro,” Delos Santos said.

Naturally, Island Tea Co. also brings the benefits the health-conscious populace in Cagayan de Oro wanted. According to Delos Santos, their beverages have “high antioxidant content,” reduces risk of diabetes and high blood pressure and rejuvenate your skin.

Island Tea Co. provides the best-tasting Ceylon tea and the millennial favorite milk tea without compromising the genuine taste of tea yet gives the younger generations the tasty flavor of their favored drink.

Milk tea is not the only thing they offer, however, as they also have hot tea, coffee, shakes, iced teas, tea coolers, tea mocktails, ice cream tea shakes, tea smoothies, and others.

You can also purchase tea leaves, packed in jars, of different variants such as green tea with mint, jasmine green tea, rose with French vanilla, Arabian green tea, chamomile tea, vanilla tea, festival tea, earl grey, lemon green tea, among others which are displayed in the counter.

At present, Island Tea Co. has eight branches and will be opening seven more, namely in SM Taytay, Sundance Residences-Banawa, H-Mall Mactan, Gaisano Mall Davao, Ayala Central Bloc-IT Park, Ayala Abreeza Davao and Festival Walk Mall-Iloilo.


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