Most folks turn to coffee for a midday pick-me-up—but for those who get the jitters from too much caffeine, or simply want to change it up from coffee's bold flavor profile, there's tea. And while iced tea is pretty common, now you can try having it in the form of cold brew, where tea leaves are steeped in room-temperature or cold water for a number of hours, resulting in a more delicate, smoother-tasting beverage. If you're looking to try it in Manila, look no further than Loose Brews Craft Teas—a local purveyor that's recently come out with their own collection of Cold Brew Tea made with their own handcrafted loose-leaf tea blends, and sweetened with Stevia (making it sugar-free!).
You can't go wrong with the Lavender Lemonade Cold Brew (P135), which pairs the subtle floral notes of lavender and butterfly pea flower with the vibrant, fruity note of lemon. For a calming blend, try the Beauty Sleep Cold Brew (P130) which has chamomile, roses, lavender, lemongrass, and lemon. They've also got the Thai Tea Cold Brew (P130), which will transport you right to the streets of the Land of Smiles.
Feeling romantic? Try the Vanilla Rose Cold Brew (P130) with green tea, roses, vanilla beans, lemongrass, or the Chocolate Rose Cold Brew (P130) with black tea, roses, cacao, and strawberries. A more offbeat option is the Gin & Tonic Cold Brew (P130), an alcohol-free, cocktail-inspired blend of green tea, coriander, juniper, cucumber, rosemary, and cardamom. For an even more refreshing experience, you can also opt to take any flavor Sparkling for P165.
Try these cold brew teas by sending a message to Loose Brews on Facebook or Instagram at least a day in advance (they're made fresh upon order!). They accept payments made via BDO, Paypal, or cash on delivery.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.