Gong Cha vs Ochado vs Chatime

on Jan 31, 2012
After 'Snowflake' taking the dessert scene by storm, now is time for the ever popular 'bubble tea' turn to stir up the drinks category a bit... There are three very famous players in this category now namely 'Gong Cha' and 'Chatime' which is from 'Taiwan' (the birth place of bubble tea) and last but not least, 'Ochado' which is from 'Japan' if I'm not mistaken...


So which is the best among these three heavy weight??? 


I will start with my least favourite one... And the honours goes to 'Chatime'... Quite frankly, I don't really get the hype of 'Chatime'... I've tried a few of their drinks and I can tell you that it was pretty awful!!! 'Chocolate Hazelnut' above was one of the worst I've tried... So I don't really understand why people are still queueing up for it??? Frankly speaking, 'Cool Blog' is much better and not forgetting a lot cheaper...


Second place goes to 'Ochado'... The taste of their tea is definitely more superior compare to 'Chatime' which tasted like crap... One of the drink to try out when you patron 'Ochado' next time is their 'Okinawa Matcha Milk Tea'... Their matcha is really fragrance and flavourful... ('Chatime' offer something really similar... try it and let me know what you think!!! I've tried and definitely not impressed by it!!!






And the first place goes to 'Gong Cha'!!! Actually, it is really hard to determine the winner between 'Ochado' and 'Gong Cha'... Very close battle if you ask...


So what makes 'Gong Cha' number one??? Their signature winter melon milk drink!!! I'm not a BIG fan of winter melon drink but the moment I tried 'Gong Cha' winter melon milk drink, I'm hooked and there is no turning back for me... I want more of it!!! Their signature milk tasted really awesome and not forgetting very milky which is something I really like... There are three ways for you to indulge... First open the lid and take a sip of the milk... Second method is to drink the winter melon drink without mixing with the milk and lastly (which is the one I prefer) stir and mix up the milk with the winter melon drink...

19 comments:

-celestial- said...

I have tried Chatime and Ochado during my stay in KL. I agree with your opinion on Chatime. I didn't like it as well. But I like Ochado tea flavour drink. Quite refreshing. =)

David Tee said...

Ochado tea is much more aromatic... frankly speaking, Chatime is a joke!!!

-celestial- said...

That's why till today, I still didn't understand why its business is so good~ Wondering its marketing/business strategy.

David Tee said...

me too... i'm also wondering why people willing to queue and waste their money??? i didn't see any marketing also... maybe we are the weird one as most malaysian like it but not us!!! haha...

-celestial- said...

Haha..ya, we are the weird one. But it sure has a good marketing strategy or else how can it gain popularity and positioning themselves in the market. =)

David Tee said...

word of mouth??? or maybe youngster nowadays think that drinking Chatime is the 'in' thing so no matter how bad it is, they will still drink it!!!

-celestial- said...

that's the point lor. It has successfully positioning themselves in the mind of youngster.

Anyway, where can I find 'Gong Cha' in Bukit Bintang area? I will be in KL for a night stay this month end.

David Tee said...

you can find Gong Cha at KLCC... other than that, you can go Gardens...

Anonymous said...

batu pahat only has 'chatime'. =(

www.PopinCookinShop.com said...

I also think the wintermilk tea in gongcha is the best! cha time is very watered down.

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David Tee said...

yeah batu pahat only has chatime!!! too bad...

wintermelon milk tea in gong cha is the BEST!!!

Anonymous said...

Could be the addictive texture of the starchy bubbles that allows chatime to do well. Gong cha definitely serves good tasting well brewed tea.

Anonymous said...

Gong Cha is the best. But seems big bloggers say chatime better. I guess they have the money to pay bloggers!

David Tee said...

i'm not sure what cuases chatime to be better for most people but i'm definitely not one of them!!!

haha i kept on promoting gong cha not because i'm being paid by them!!! anyhow i'm just a blogger who 'syok sendiri' blogging away only!!! lol...

Anonymous said...

N cool blog

Eddie Lee said...

how about ding tea compare with chatime,gong cha and ochado ??

aska ang said...

for my taste of tongue,i dont agree what your all commented,because i had try the chatime mocha before that,i enjoy on ists fragrance,so actually chatime is top one in my taste

aska ang said...

actually i dont agree what your all say these,have you try the mocha taste of chatime before??...it was really fragrance..i think better your try it first..then coment your opinion

David Tee said...

eddie: i've not try 'ding tea'... will definitely try it one day and do a comparison as well...

aska: different people have different taste but for me 'chatime' is a very BIG no!!! like someone said earlier, their drinks are very dilute and there's no fragrance at all for most of their drink...