GIVING Cebuanos a taste of Taiwan is Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea, as its first branch in the Visayas region opened recently, owned by family and friends with a love for milk tea.
With the many milk tea shops in the city, Yi Fang prides itself in standing out because of its main strength—serving fresh fruits and natural ingredients.
“At Yi Fang, we promise that all our drinks are made with authentic ingredients. Meaning real milk, real tea always brewed fresh, tapioca pearls from Taiwan, and fruits and fruit juice that come from real fruits. We never add any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives,” said Jacklyn Uy, marketing.
Opt from teas harvested from Taiwan such as the aromatic oolong tea; green tea, for those looking for a more floral and fragrant flavor; and the black tea, if one is leaning more into something bold and strong—to mention a few.
Other flavors include the Yakult-infused teas, brown sugar pearl and fruit tea selections. Must-try choices include the Brown Sugar Pearl with Milk, for those who want a sweet treat that’s caffeine-free (there’s also the tea-infused selection, if desired); the Yi Fang Fruit Tea, made with mountain tea, pineapple and passion fruit jams with apples and oranges; and the Yakult Passion Fruit Tea, made with green tea and passion fruit jam.
“We would like our customers to experience real Taiwanese flavors. From the teas that are harvested in different towns all over Taiwan to the quality of our pearls. Everything has been thought of to give you that authentic experience. Even our store ambience is modeled after Taiwanese tea shops,” Uy added.
The brand serves a varied selection of handcrafted teas and beverages crafted from traditional Taiwanese recipes married with techniques passed down from generations. By enjoying a drink at Yi Fang, one is drinking a precious piece of history.
Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea is located on the fifth level of AyalaMalls Central Bloc, Cebu IT Park.