Bonappetea opens flagship store in Kasa Luntian Tagaytay
When I started my blog 3 years ago, I had a hard time settling for a name that would fit my niche. I went from my name to stylewatcher to Lou Vents. Then after months of deliberation I decided to go Lemongreentea.
I am a self confessed tea addict. I have been drinking teas from way back 2007, I got myself addicted that I could easily distinguish taste and aroma from white to green to red to black to blue to yellow teas. From English Earl Grey to Japanese Sencha, Taiwan Green teas to fruit teas. I also have sachets/collection from the countries and hotels I have been through. I bought the extraordinary ones. Luckily, the hotel waitstaff from the hotels I have dined in were kind enough to let me have some extra sachets to keep. I order online when I crave for Yellow Gold Tea Buds that is when I have the budget.
When Im outside and is craving for a concocted teas. I drop by at a favorite MilkTea stand alone in Makati. I have tried other branch but I had taste issues with their finished product. Its either too sweet, bitter or too strong for my liking. That's why I customized my tea whenever I order. It should be brewed, no sugar, less ice, with pearls on a large cup. Its always like that. I seldom order milk teas. When I do, its either Im craving for sugar or I am too hungry to begin with.
Until I got an invite to try Bonappetea in Kasa Luntian Tagaytay. Bonappetea, the Philippines’ fastest-growing milk tea café franchise, held its grand opening of its 35th branch at The Lanai at Kasa Luntian in Tagaytay, Cavite.
We had our first stop at Bonappetea Paseo in Laguna for our breakfast. I ordered a large Lemon Yakult no sugar with pearls and partner that with Spam, Cheese and Egg waffles. After picture taking of the store, teas served and waffles we proceeded to Bonappetea Kasa Luntian in Batangas.
|Their Bestseller: Wintermelon Milk Tea with Pearls|
The ribbon cutting ceremony brought together key executives from Bonappetea’s mother company, Goldenjoy Franchising, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer Mr. Antenor “Tenny” Taguba, Chief Financial Officer Mr. Francis Chung, and Chief Executive Officer Ms. Marjorie Reyes. Also gracing the grand opening were esteemed guests starting with Hon.Vice Mayor Raymond A. Ambion of the Tagaytay city mayor’s office, King Labarda of Alveo Land, and members of the media and blogger community. Guests who were fans of GMA-7’s “Encantadia” were given an extra treat as Kapuso actor Rocco Nacino, who plays Aquil in the highly rated telefantasya, joined the opening.
Located in an idyllic leisure condo neighborhood, Bonappeatea at The Lanai at Kasa Luntian is a milk tea lover’s haven offering a slew of mouthwatering yet affordable beverages from its statement milk teas and fruit juices to salt and cheese foam blends and frappes, as well as food choices ranging from waffle sandwiches and waffle sundaes to breakfast ramen and rice bowls.
The new branch sports the brand’s signature modern minimalist interiors featuring a soft mint green and warm orange color palette with touches of brick and wood, thus complementing the crisp and cool, nature-inspired Kasa Luntian complex. With a relaxing atmosphere and a beverage and food menu bursting with flavor, Bonappetea at The Lanai at Kasa Luntian makes for an ideal respite for families, couples, students, and anyone who’s looking to indulge in a moment of peace and quiet with a delicious cup of tea.
Bonappetea ’s grand opening of its newest Kasa Luntian branch in Tagaytay on November 20, 2016 also marks the launch of its Christmas Drinks selection and 2017: Bonappetea All-Year Planner.
Starting on the launch date is Bonappetea serving its Christmas Drinks selection of five (5) special beverages, each offering health benefits to balance out the major holiday bingeing everyone will be getting into this season. The selection features:
Berry Christmas Punch milk tea is a a concoction of Indian flavors mixed with wild berries.
It uses assam tea, which contains antioxidants that can decrease the risk of heart attack and strokes, as well as improve blood circulation. The strawberry and vanilla flavors give this drink sweet, tarty notes that blend well with assam tea’s floral and sweetly dry flavor. (Php90/large cup)
Honey Winter Solstice milk tea is a mix of sweet comb honey with a slight tang of
fruitiness. The assam tea packs a punch of caffeine that makes this drink a perfect morning pick-me-upper to brighten (and sweeten!) up your day. (Php90/large cup)
Royal Tropical Plush is a blend of tropical fruits and classic Jasmine tea with a tinge of
citrus flavor. Not only does Jasmine tea impart a relaxing fragrance, but it also helps to reduce stress, improve the body’digestive system, and lower cholesterol. The mango syrup and lime syrup add (Php90/large cup)
Jack Frost Frappe is a cream-based drink fused with green apple and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. Green apples are, in fact, well known for reducing cholesterol and preventing liver and digestive tract issues. (Php110 for large)
Mango Graham Frappe is an ode to one of our favorite Filipino refrigerated, no-bake desserts. It is made with fresh milk, mango syrup, crushed graham, vanilla syrup, and sweetener, and then topped with whipped cream and crushed graham. And as we know, fresh milk is one of the best sources of vitamin D which can help the body to better absorb calcium. (Php110 for large)
What I liked from the 5 Christmas drinks offered above is the Berry Christmas Punch, it has that not so sweet floral dry flavor that compliments the indian flavors mixed with berries.
Starting on November 20, 2016, customers can start collecting special holiday stickers to avail the 2017: Bonappetea All-Year Planner for free. Every purchase of one (1) Bonappetea
Christmas or classic drink is equivalent to one (1) holiday sticker; customers must collect and
affix 18 stickers, comprised of 9 Christmas Drinks and 9 classic drinks, on a promo card to get a
“With Christmas fast approaching, as it is the time of giving and sharing, we decided to offer our valued customers something for them to always remember their experience with us, a gift in return for their continuous patronage. Something they would use daily and help them organize their daily goings-on, and which would allow us to be a part of every turning page of their busy lives and serve as a memory keeper for events that matter,” says Ms. Marjorie Reyes, CEO of Goldenjoy Franchising, Inc.
By acquiring the 2017: bon appeTEA All-Year Planner, customers also take part in sharing their blessings since part of the Christmas Drink proceeds will help less fortunate families to have a happy celebration this Christmas. “We will be donating Noche Buena packages to families in the communities surrounding b on ap p e T E A branches nationwide,” Ms. Reyes adds.
Bonappetea Christmas Drinks and the 2017: Bonappetea All-Year Planner are available at all Bonappetea branches nationwide
Bonappetea is open daily at The Lanai at Kasa Luntian is located in Calamba St., San Jose, Tagaytay