The Chemistea Reaction
Updated: Dec 12, 2017
-as published in Chasing the Stars
Every now and then we scout for new places where we can unwind and hangout with friends. But what makes a good tambayan? For this case study, let’s take a look at what’s brewing in this emerging milk tea café along Shorthorn Street in Quezon City and see why it is slowly becoming a trending subject of daily chitchats and tweets.
1. The beverage
Chemistea offers quite a selection of delicious drinks like Asian specialty teas and coffee. You can choose to make your beverage hot or cold, regular or mild, with or without particles. You can even be a #ScienTEAst and create your own mixture!
Clockwise: (1) hot Matcha Espresso, (2) Pineapple Mint and Cha Yen, (3) Nai Cha, and (4) Milo Dinosaur
2. The flask
This is probably the most unique experience you can get from Chemistea! Their unconventional use of Erlenmeyer flasks as drinking glasses is part of their cool concept of a Chemistry-themed café. The tapered sides and narrow neck of this flask allow the contents of the flask to be mixed by swirling, without risk of spillage, something that is great for milk teas. Also, adding milk to your teas and coffee has never been this cool—straight from test tubes in a customized wooden rack.
3. The Wi-Fi
While sipping your yummy beverage, you can…browse the web, check your social media updates, send a quick email, post a photo, swipe rows of colorful bursting candies, and a whole lot more using Chemistea’s free Wi-Fi service 🙂
4. The games and books
For your alone time, good books and informative magazines can accompany you. If you’re with your barkada, you can choose from the classic games of Chess, Scrabble, and Boggle, to all-time favorites: Monopoly, Uno, and Jenga Boom to the newer choices of gamers such as Pandemic, Seasons, and Arkham Horror—and soon, Avalon! The picture above shows some of the fun board games and good reads to spend your time with. Chemistea, indeed, is an ideal place to bond! (Did you see what I did there? ^_^)
5. The pastries
To pair with their milk teas and coffee, Chemistea offers desserts baked without scrimping on ingredients.
Clockwise: (1) New York cheesecake cups in strawberry, (2) brownie, (3) , their best-selling New York cheesecake cups in strawberry and blueberry combo, and (4) chocolate chip cookies
6. The quality
As written on their official Facebook page: “Spiced doesn’t have to mean spicy.” Chemistea doesn’t blend instant drinks like what some milk tea shops do where your drink is basically powder diluted in water. As an example, this is what goes into their freshly brewed Masala Chai Latte: Star Anise, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves and Nutmeg—warm Indian spices complemented with creamy milk and sweetness. 🙂
7. The ambiance
A one-of-a-kind milk tea and coffee adventure at Chemistea is a product not only of a well-thought concept and quality products and customer service but also of a welcoming and cozy ambiance 🙂
Needless to say, Chemistea is the newest must-try. For all of these seven elements comprise the chain reaction that is known to be the Chemistea experience!
Chemistea is owned by bestfriends Gabelle and Jessica and is located at #44 (2nd floor) Legacy Bldg, Shorthorn St., Barangay Bahay Toro, Project 8, 1106 Quezon City, Philippines