Friday, November 18, 2011


I miss high school. I miss waking up each morning excited to see my crush. I miss my teachers (both favorites and terrors). I miss worrying ONLY about homeworks and projects, not taxes. I miss hanging out with friends after school almost every day - now I see them once a year, if I'm lucky. I miss the pasaway days when we passed around notes that meant nothing to adults but for us meant the world.

Moonleaf Tea Shop gives you that "high school" or "college" feel. You step inside their shop and you instantly feel like a student. OLOPSC students in Marikina are soooooo lucky to have Moonleaf right across their campus. Need an instant upper? They just cross the street. Hmph.

The mother branch in UP Teacher's village is way bigger, but when you talk about their unique brews, space size doesn't really matter. ;)

There's a student lounge at the 2nd floor. I'll take a look next time, promise.

A photo of their menu. Looks quite simple, right? For patrons, I am sure they can place their order in seconds. For first timers like us, it took us a good 20 minutes (*hears gasps*) before we finally picked out our mixes. I chose the Caramel Milk Tea, and sisters chose the limited edition Yoghurt Milk Tea. I wanted to try the Wintermelon, but I would like to try Spartea's version first.

Flavorful. Affordable. Big sizes. Just like how we want our milk teas to be.

I am sure you've noticed, the place is flooded with post its and artwork. While waiting for our orders, we took a good look around the shop and amused ourselves with the writings on the wall. You can see people's hearts posted on the boards. We love it!

 Moonleaf brings out the artist in you. :)

See the note "Pogi Ako"? If you know the post-it author please tell him he got featured here, hehe!!

Our favorite: the interactive post-it. Haha! It reads "Broken hearted? Drink Moonleaf!!", and then somebody writes "Yea right" on it. Haha!

For high quiz scores, chatting about your crush or even broken hearts, visit Moonleaf Marikina. Look for the green leaf. :)

#25 Gen. Ordonez St., Concepcion, Marikina City, Philippines
In front of OLOPSC
For commuters, take the SSS Jeepney or FX, they pass in front of OLOPSC.
Opens daily from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Tel. No.: (02) 508-9371
Visit their website here / Their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 45 PhP

Marikina, aking hirang.



  1. We are big fans of MoonLeaf, we like it because its concept is clean and simple. :)

    Congrats sa moonleaf marikina :)

  2. OLOPSCIAN din ako. Namimiss ko na maging deadkid nung HS. Hahahaha. Definitely, pupuntahan ko yang Moonleaf with my cousin na nagaaral pa sa OLOPSC. Hehehe. Cool blog. :D

  3. thanks Rah! makes me wanna visit the UP Teachers Village branch too :D

  4. thanks La-la-i-ne! :D enjoy your visit to Moonleaf! ;)

  5. I love Moonleaf! I always grab one at their Katipunan branch. So happy that they have one in Marikina! :) Ang cute pa ng mga post-it notes :)

    Myka M.

  6. hi ms. Roni ano po ang ibig sabihin ng 1630 and 1996 sa logo ng marikina?

  7. @myka: cute ng post its sa shop nila ano? hmm, I think I'll check out the Katipunan branch as well. Thanks for the tip! ;)

  8. hi marga, Marikina became incorporated as a town in 1630, and 1996 was when Marikina became a chartered city. :) thanks for dropping by! ;)

  9. mas malapit na ko sa Marikina in a few months. have tried almost all your recommendations and they were all worth visiting. (pero honestly, overhyped na ang MilkTeas, I wonder what's the next fad?)

  10. mas malapit sa Marikina? wow! ibig sabihin mas malapit ka na din sa sports center thus you can do more running ;) thanks for the feedback on the places that you tried, happy to hear na they met your expectations :) and yes, there are tons of milk tea places around, just a matter of having personal favorites. next fad... hmmm. Medyo nauuso na ang manggang hilaw with bagoong sa mall. Na-spot namin sa SM Marikina and sa Rob Metro East.

  11. grabe ang dami ng branches ng moonleaf :D mapuntahan nga ito :D

  12. hi Smarla! yes, we're glad they're finally here as well :D

  13. Nakita ko nga ito isang beses, atleast mas malapit na. :)

    Nakakagutom sa site mo! Haha! New follower here. ;)

  14. thanks so much Nicole! :) yes, at lest we don't need to go all the way to QC to get some Moonleaf yummy milk teas ;)

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    1. glad to know you liked it! ;-) hope you drop by again! :-) cheers!

  16. Moonleaf is the only milktea place I go to in Marikina, not that there are a lot of such places to choose from in this city.

    1. hi there GossipBoyChinoi! you might want to try Bubba Lab if you'd like to explore other tea places ;-) My fave at Moonleaf is their Hakka Milk Tea <3


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