Exclusive Interview with Lokalitea

Recently, I have been looking for a refreshing drink to quench my thirst after tennis practice. Luckily, I have found Lokalitea. It is a local brand focused on using freshly brewed turmeric tea infused with your favorite local flavors such as calamansi, pandan and lemongrass (tanglad).

Photo grabbed from Lokalitea Facebook page

I had the privilege of having a short exclusive interview with Ferch Reynoso, one of the founders of Lokalitea. Please see the exchange below:

TF: When did Lokalitea started? 

LT: It was in October 2014 when we concocted our very first turmeric tea which is calamansi flavored.  It was primarily intended solely for family consumption and in Christmas 2014, we gave it out to friends as Christmas gifts, some of them actually suggested that we sell it to be able to share the goodness of turmeric to a lot more people.  So in February 2015, we started selling Lokalitea at Mercato Centrale and at the BF Saturday Market, then eventually distribution opportunities opened up for us one after another.


TF: Each bottle cost how much? Do you also have other sizes? 

LT: It sells very affordably at 65 pesos per 350ml bottle. We have 1L servings but on order basis.


TF:  Apart from lemongrass, calamansi and pandan, do you have any other flavors in development? 

LT: We have our seasonal flavor, dalandan which is available from September-February.


TF:  Do you have any establishments where you supply your tea?  

LT: Currently we are available in the following establishments:

YOGA Studios: Yoga + BGC and Ortigas Branches, Beyond Yoga Greenhills and Rockwell, Yoga Philippines BF Pque

Healthy Local Groceries:  Real Food Alabang, Up Market at Makati Place, Alex & Claude at F1 BGC, Clean Plate Artisanal Deli in Tomas Morato, Ultra Super Green Katipunan, Apotheca Makati, Wangwang Fruitmart in QC

Dining Places: Hummus Elijah (Makati Ave), Naan Indian Street Food (Kapitolyo, Pasig), Kaffe Teria (Paragon Plaza, Mandaluyong), 5 &2 Cafe (New LIfe Alabang), Barako Haus (BF Homes, Pque), Daniel’s Choice (Molino, Cavite), Sari Cafe (Dasmarinas, Cavite), Blk Moon Cafe in Baler

Online/Food deliverywww.marketa.ph, @harvest.ph, @theredpantry

A bottle of Lokalitea can be best paired on almost everything

TF:  Among all the flavors, which one is the best seller?

LT: Our bestsellers are calamansi and lemongrass, although pandan is also a favorite of those with mature and well experienced palettes.  What we like about our flavors is that each one has its own character and that we are able to recreate the taste of turmeric in to something that’s friendlier and encouraging to consume 🙂

Which one is your favorite? Let The Tennis Foodie know!

I really love this tea. I enjoyed it with my friends. If I’m going to rank it, I would give lemongrass and pandan ACES while calamansi is a HIT for me! I encourage everyone to always support our local products!

For more information, you may connect with them through their official social media accounts:

Facebook: Lokalitea
Instagram: lokaliteaph

27 thoughts on “Exclusive Interview with Lokalitea”

  1. I have found The Tennis Foodie very informative. Excellent place to get information on healthy food. Keep it up.. Eat healthy and Stay healthy….

  2. Sounds like a great source of healthy fruit juices! The flavors are interesting, they’re nothing like the ones that we have here. It’s a must try, for sure.

  3. Not sure if I would like the flavor, but it sure looks refreshing! Never heard of it before.

  4. Looks and sounds like a nice healthy and refreshing drink – perfect for when you;re playing tennis. Hope it tastes good!

  5. This Lokalitea sounds like a great line of organic juice products. I would love to try this.

  6. These are really interesting flavours, but they look really nice and refreshing! I am glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  7. It sounds like a healthy and refreshing beverage and a good source of healthy juices. Sounds like a great source of healthy fruit juices! The flavors sounds appealing. If it taste as good as it sounds, I would try it.

  8. I’m trying to break my coffee and soda habits, so tea is a much better choice for me. Lokalitea sounds like a great choice for me!

  9. These sound delicious! Ive never tried these but cannot wait to. They sound like a great addition to my diet.

  10. This sounds like a great drink. I think I would most likely go for the lemongrass flavor. I enjoyed this interview, especially learning that they made this as gifts for their friends prior to selling.

  11. I so love anything made with teas! I’ve never tried this brand, or honestly ever even heard of it but I’ll keep an eye out. Thanks for sharing about Lokalitea. And I LOVE lemongrass too.

  12. This sounds like my kind of drink. I don’t think I have a tea like this where I live. Will have to see where I can get this!

  13. I think I will love this brand. It has everything on it! So healthy and so convenient since I can’t go slicing or juicing all these stuffs everyday.

  14. This sounds like a yummy drink and I would love to give this a try for myself 😉 Thank you for your amazing review!

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