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Mix and Sip at Builtea, Bacolod's First Build-Your-Own Milk Tea Cafe

Bring out the artisan in you and create your very own milk tea concoction!

By: Shanice Reyes | January 24, 2020

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This one-of-a-kind milk tea shop opened in February 2019.

Image source: Angelica Shanice Reyes

Raise your hand if you are a self-confessed milk tea addict! Taking the world by storm, “boba tea,” also known as bubble milk tea, is hailed as the millennials’ favorite refreshment. Since the tasty drink has tapioca at the bottom of the cup, it is considered by some to be more like a snack than a beverage.

Bacolod has a lot of milk tea shops giving locals lots of choices to satisfy their cravings. But one stands out with its unique concept: Builtea. It may look like the usual milk tea hangout but Builtea is one of those hidden gems that people hardly come across. Continue reading to discover the things you can do and try in this milk tea haven!


1. Explore and create your own drink.



bacolod

Some drinks created by the customers are featured on Builtea’s Facebook Page.

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

The first step to having a delicious drink is choosing the right liquid base and flavors. Make sure that it also compliments your desired sinkers and toppings. Builtea offers various flavors, so you can play around with the liquid base, sinkers, and toppings to create your original drink. For only PhP150, you can have a large drink with any flavor you want to mix and five sinkers and toppings. The more sinkers and toppings you add, the less liquid they will put. It's worth noting that all the drinks for dine-in customers are served in glass containers and with metal straws to help Mother Nature. If you are watching your blood sugar, you can also adjust the sweetness level of your drink. Once you’ve decided the mixtures for your creation, be proud and give it a cool name!



If you’re not sure of which flavor to mix, you can ask for assistance from the staff. Be honest about your preferences: whether you want it to be sweet, creamy, or fruity. The more specific you are, the better the outcome will be for your drink!


2. Try the best-seller and unlimited milk tea.



milk tea

Brown Sugar Overload is Builtea’s chart-topper.

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

If you can’t decide what to put in your drink, they also have other milk tea options in their flavorsome menu. One recommended item is Builtea’s Brown Sugar Overload (PhP130 Regular and PhP140 Large). The establishment proudly makes the brown syrup from scratch using locally sourced muscovado sugar. The sweetness of this creamy drink would give you enough energy to last the entire day.


bacolod

Is your milk tea game strong? Try the unlimited milk tea promo!

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

Do you have enough space in your stomach for the Unlimited Milk Tea (PhP199) and sinkers? This affordable promo lets you try all flavors and sinkers of your choice. You can choose to either fill your drink with pearls, jelly, and pudding, or just get a little bit of everything. Nobody will judge your taste; the freedom is yours to take with this kind of guilty pleasure.



3. Share the milk tea love with your barkada!



builtea

Builtea has gone one step ahead by adding this milk tea tower to their menu.

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

For parties, events, and people who are on a budget, Builtea has a Tea Tower (PhP399) that can be enjoyed by up to five people or more. The three-liter tea tower is available for sharing and it includes two choices of your favorite sinkers. Gather the group and decide which flavor to get, and don’t forget to share it equally!


4. Pair your tea with Filipino food.



bacolod

Served hot and fresh just like in the streets!

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

Of course, food wouldn’t be out of the menu. Builtea's Street Food Platter (PhP120) boasts of Filipino street snacks like fish ball, kikiam, tempura, and cheese sticks. And while it is originally intended for sharing, if you can finish the whole plate by yourself, go for it! Who doesn’t love a good snack paired with a sweet drink, right?


5. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and the fun games.



milk tea

With their ever-evolving menu comes never-ending fun, too.

Image source: Angelica Shanice Reyes

What used to be a dim-lighted restaurant has become a casual space for barkada (group of friends) hangouts and even a romantic spot for lovers. Designed with dainty colors and an open brick wall where natural light can enter, the milk tea shop is designed to have a happy atmosphere where customers can let loose and have fun. They also have board games, cards, and a foosball for customers to entertain themselves with while sipping their creations.



Don't miss a chance to drop by Builtea. Unleash your creativity and go nutty with your order! This local milk tea shop is located at O Residences, Lacson St., Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. It open from Mondays to Saturdays (11:00 AM to 9:00 PM) and Sundays (1:00 PM to 9:00 PM).


Visit Yoorekka to discover more food joints and unique cafes in Bacolod.

builtea

This one-of-a-kind milk tea shop opened in February 2019.

Image source: Angelica Shanice Reyes

Raise your hand if you are a self-confessed milk tea addict! Taking the world by storm, “boba tea,” also known as bubble milk tea, is hailed as the millennials’ favorite refreshment. Since the tasty drink has tapioca at the bottom of the cup, it is considered by some to be more like a snack than a beverage.

Bacolod has a lot of milk tea shops giving locals lots of choices to satisfy their cravings. But one stands out with its unique concept: Builtea. It may look like the usual milk tea hangout but Builtea is one of those hidden gems that people hardly come across. Continue reading to discover the things you can do and try in this milk tea haven!


1. Explore and create your own drink.



bacolod

Some drinks created by the customers are featured on Builtea’s Facebook Page.

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

The first step to having a delicious drink is choosing the right liquid base and flavors. Make sure that it also compliments your desired sinkers and toppings. Builtea offers various flavors, so you can play around with the liquid base, sinkers, and toppings to create your original drink. For only PhP150, you can have a large drink with any flavor you want to mix and five sinkers and toppings. The more sinkers and toppings you add, the less liquid they will put. It's worth noting that all the drinks for dine-in customers are served in glass containers and with metal straws to help Mother Nature. If you are watching your blood sugar, you can also adjust the sweetness level of your drink. Once you’ve decided the mixtures for your creation, be proud and give it a cool name!



If you’re not sure of which flavor to mix, you can ask for assistance from the staff. Be honest about your preferences: whether you want it to be sweet, creamy, or fruity. The more specific you are, the better the outcome will be for your drink!


2. Try the best-seller and unlimited milk tea.



milk tea

Brown Sugar Overload is Builtea’s chart-topper.

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

If you can’t decide what to put in your drink, they also have other milk tea options in their flavorsome menu. One recommended item is Builtea’s Brown Sugar Overload (PhP130 Regular and PhP140 Large). The establishment proudly makes the brown syrup from scratch using locally sourced muscovado sugar. The sweetness of this creamy drink would give you enough energy to last the entire day.


bacolod

Is your milk tea game strong? Try the unlimited milk tea promo!

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

Do you have enough space in your stomach for the Unlimited Milk Tea (PhP199) and sinkers? This affordable promo lets you try all flavors and sinkers of your choice. You can choose to either fill your drink with pearls, jelly, and pudding, or just get a little bit of everything. Nobody will judge your taste; the freedom is yours to take with this kind of guilty pleasure.



3. Share the milk tea love with your barkada!



builtea

Builtea has gone one step ahead by adding this milk tea tower to their menu.

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

For parties, events, and people who are on a budget, Builtea has a Tea Tower (PhP399) that can be enjoyed by up to five people or more. The three-liter tea tower is available for sharing and it includes two choices of your favorite sinkers. Gather the group and decide which flavor to get, and don’t forget to share it equally!


4. Pair your tea with Filipino food.



bacolod

Served hot and fresh just like in the streets!

Image: Builtea Facebook Page

Of course, food wouldn’t be out of the menu. Builtea's Street Food Platter (PhP120) boasts of Filipino street snacks like fish ball, kikiam, tempura, and cheese sticks. And while it is originally intended for sharing, if you can finish the whole plate by yourself, go for it! Who doesn’t love a good snack paired with a sweet drink, right?


5. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and the fun games.



milk tea

With their ever-evolving menu comes never-ending fun, too.

Image source: Angelica Shanice Reyes

What used to be a dim-lighted restaurant has become a casual space for barkada (group of friends) hangouts and even a romantic spot for lovers. Designed with dainty colors and an open brick wall where natural light can enter, the milk tea shop is designed to have a happy atmosphere where customers can let loose and have fun. They also have board games, cards, and a foosball for customers to entertain themselves with while sipping their creations.



Don't miss a chance to drop by Builtea. Unleash your creativity and go nutty with your order! This local milk tea shop is located at O Residences, Lacson St., Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. It open from Mondays to Saturdays (11:00 AM to 9:00 PM) and Sundays (1:00 PM to 9:00 PM).


Visit Yoorekka to discover more food joints and unique cafes in Bacolod.

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Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.

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