Check out this milk tea shop run by Paul Desiderio and Agatha Uvero

Jun 20, 2020

(Preview.ph) A sweet concoction that comes with chewy pearls and a generous serving of extra toppings, milk tea is a certified Pinoy obsession. Newly engaged pair Agatha Uvero and Paul Desiderio know it, too, opening a new milk tea brand in town that offers a unique store experience, too.

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Located in Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Kurimi Milk Tea Bar features a 2D theme, with its white interior outlined in black paint to mimic a cartoon.

K-culture fans will instantly be reminded of Seoul’s famous Greem Cafe, which is inspired by the K-drama W: Two Worlds Apart. Check out the Instagrammable space below:

At Kurimi, even the exterior is “drawn,” so it’ll make you feel like stepping into a storybook!

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Chairs, tables, and even the refrigerator are painted over to provide the ultimate 2D experience.

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Kurimi Milk Tea Bar is owned by John Chung and Richie Cuna. This branch in particular was franchised by Uvero, her beau, Blackwater's Desiderio, and her mom, Carol Uvero.

Agatha shared with Preview that setting up the store wasn’t complicated, but the lockdown held them back by two months.

“We were so excited because it's a Japanese milk tea bar, so it's a little different from the rest of the milk tea brands. We were actually about 80-90% done before the lockdown happened so we got halted a bit, but eventually, when the government regulations got less stricter, we finished everything and made sure we could open when we could," she said.

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Kurimi offers a wide variety of milk tea-based beverages which are freshly brewed in the morning to ensure the best quality.

The Cheesecake series is their bestseller. Must-try flavors include Matcha Cheesecake (R-P105, L-P115), Cheesecake "Chizukeki" Milk Tea (R-P120, L-P135), and Brown Sugar Milk Tea (R-P95, L-P105). The brand currently offers beverages but there’s a chance they’ll expand to snacks in the future.

Matcha Cheesecake
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Cheesecake "Chizukeki" Milk Tea
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Brown Sugar Milk Tea
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Although customers cannot dine at the store (yet), they can get their milk tea fix through delivery or pick-up (so you could sneak in some pics with the quirky interiors).

Kurimi strictly follows a "no mask, no entry" policy, and only two customers are allowed inside at a time. Upon entrance, customers go through temperature checks and hand sanitization.

Make sure you add this store to your milk tea bucket list—your 'gram will thank you for it, too!

Kurimi Milk Tea Bar is located at Crowne One Condominium, 22 corner Fabian Dela Rosa Street, Esteban Abada, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Contact 0967-231-3881 for delivery. Follow Kurimi Milk Tea Bar on Instagram for more updates.

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