However, the service is relatively new so the turnaround time may take up to a few hours as what we had experienced when we ordered the drinks- the staff would manage our expectations and they do tell us it would take time.
Anyway, for now the delivery is done via their Damansara Utama outlet and they only deliver if minimum order is 5 cups for Damansara Utama and 8 for surrounding office. Our office requires a minimum order of 15 for free delivery.
Chatime also sell juices and smoothies. The thing about them is that there are so many combinations and they allow room for you to customise your own order- ie add pearl, coconut jelly, red bean, more sugar, less sugar, etc. Because of this, they are so popular- after all, initially when it was launched people had been so crazy about bubble tea- the ones sold at night market.
Then the craze died down after a while and everyone thought it was a fad. But now it is revived again. The endless combination, better tea quality and consistent taste makes it hard to get tired or bored with buying from Chatime. That is why wherever they set up the outlet, there would be long queues.
Well, if my colleagues continue to order, I know I cannot resist….
Update Dec 2012: Based on the information provided in the Air Asia in flight menu (which also serves Chatime- and which I noticed the couple sit next to me did not finish even though they have shared only 1 cup):
- Chatime Mango Green Tea with Rainbow Jelly 361kcal
- Chatime Roasted Milk Tea with Red Bean 228kcal
We have stopped ordering the Bubble tea to be delivered to our office since few months ago as most of us who ordered about once to twice a week all have gained weight. It’s okay to indulge once a while- and if you want to have your favourite Chatime or bubble tea and compensate the additional calories by cutting from other food sources- it is okay. But often, we do not realise how much the calories because we literally drink it. Imagine, one cup of Chatime is almost equivalent to a full fledge nasi lemak.