Roji Chaseki – Lovely Artisanal Teas in Raffles Xchange
I am a self-professed bubble tea lover. The creaminess of milk tea and the chewiness of pearls just make me fall in love with the drink over and over again. Whoever came up with the idea of bubble tea is really my lifesaver.
However, there are days that I crave something more elegant and sophisticated. So, imagine my joy when I discovered ROJI Chaseki, a takeaway Japanese tea kiosk located in Raffles Xchange.
Specialising in Japanese teas, Roji Chaseki dazzles with flavours such as Ume Ume, Melona Manpuku, Momotaro and more. Hot teas are priced at $3.50, and cold teas at $4.50.
If plain teas are not your cup of tea, the kiosk also does Iced Latteros,($6.40) — Japanese-inspired ice blended drinks. Flavours include Banana Chocolate Hojicha and Caramel Popcorn Kinako. Don’t they sound yummy!
The iced Melona Manpuku tea with winter jelly was a green tea brew with subtle hints of muskmelon. I regretted my choice of getting this tea with very little sugar.
The Tsubaki Oolong tea was indeed full-bodied as described, but I couldn’t get any scent of camellia or fruity fragrance from it.
The teas are served with the teabags still steeping, so I think it’s best to remove the teabag after a while to prevent over-steeping of the tea.
You won’t find your traditional chewy black tapioca pearls here, but the tea house has other toppings, such as aloe vera, winter jelly and golden pearls. Each cup of cold tea entitles diners to a choice of topping.
The price point of the teas at ROJI Chaseki is definitely steeper than that of the teas at other bubble tea chains, but I guess that’s because most of the tea flavours are really unique and can’t be found anywhere else. It’s a great place to try out different flavour combinations, but I still prefer my bubble tea.
Address: #B1-64 Raffles Xchange, 5 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618
Phone: 6779 2948
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 10am – 10pm, Saturdays: 10am – 4pm. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.