Macao tea brand hires PWDs

PAMPANGA. The Valdez family from Angeles City and SM City Pampanga mall manager Aaron Montenegro open the newest branch of Macao Imperial Tea on Friday, October 18. (Photo by Charlene A. Cayabyab)

AN INTERNATIONAL milk tea brand has hired persons with disabilities (PWDs) for its new store.

The newest branch of Macao Imperial Tea (MIT) at SM City Pampanga has two deaf and mute employees.

“We’re very open to hiring persons with disabilities because, despite their disabilities, they can still work efficiently,” Francis Paul Valdez, MIT branch owner, said.

Valdez said hiring the PWDs is also a way to uplift their morale.

He and his family, who are from Angeles City, opened their MIT branch on Friday, October 18.

Valdez said SM City Pampanga has become a landmark in the province, making it “a perfect place to put up a tea shop.”

The new shop is located in front of Sky Ranch which gives customers a nice view of the Pampanga Eye, the tallest Ferris wheel in the country.

Originally from Macau, MIT features a unique mixture of Taiwanese tea, Japanese matcha, and the Western-style of adding cream cheese to its bubble tea.

Some of their bestsellers include cream cheese milk tea, cheese uji matcha, and black pearl milk tea.

Aside from milk tea, MIT also serves coffee, chocolate drinks, and colorful sodas.

MIT has more than 350 branches all over the world, including Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Canada, the United States, and the Philippines.


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