Ultimate guide to bubble tea options in Singapore – 47 brands & counting! (2019 edition)

Bubble tea has been enjoying a surge in popularity these few years, and so many new brands have opened shop on our shores that most of us have probably lost track of what’s what in the bubble tea world.

For those who are planning to conquer all the bubble tea options we have here in Singapore, you’re in luck: Avenue One has compiled the ultimate guide to bubble tea brands and shops in Singapore, listed in alphabetical order. We’ve included the big names that you probably already know, as well as some unique offerings that you may not be familiar with – yet.

We’ve not included most of the neighbourhood bubble tea shops for simplicity’s sake, but if you know of any fantastic ones that Singaporeans must know of, do share them with us!

1. Answer Tea

Have a problem that’s been hounding you for days? While bubble tea is a good solution to all our troubles, Answer Tea takes it up one notch by offering to answer your questions for you: simply write your question on the cup holder, order a drink from their Macchiato Series, and you can get an answer printed on the surface of your macchiato froth with edible in!

This bubble tea brand has also been working with fan clubs to print their idols’ photos on foam during special fan events – so cute!

Address: Dhoby Ghaut MRT, 60 Orchard Road, #B2-06, Dhoby Ghaut 238889
Prices: Starting from SGD3.50 for pearl milk tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

2. ARTEA

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ARTEA brands itself as a café, rather than another bubble tea brand. It seeks to combine tea-drinking with art, hence the beautiful, Instagram-worthy interior (and drinks, of course).

Their top recommended drinks include the Signature Fruit Tea, which contains seven varieties of fruits (watermelon, rock melon, strawberries, mango, orange, passionfruit, and lime) in a blend of orange juice and oolong tea. If you’re not keen on fruits, you can also opt for the Black Tea Latte, which uses Ceylon tea for a fuller taste.

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-100/101 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Prices: Starting from SGD4.50 for tea lattes, SGD8.20 for Signature Fruit Tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

3. BCC Tea Studio

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This humble neighbourhood bubble tea shop has captured the hearts of many, and it is not difficult to see why.

BCC Tea Studio serves a generous cup of Insta-worthy bubble tea at affordable prices – while most other bubble tea places charge more than SGD4 for a large cup of bubble tea, you’ll only have to pay SGD3.50 for the perfect balance of milk and brown sugar!

You can also check out their Fantasies series, which features pretty layers and dreamy names like Galaxy Blue.

Addresses: Blk 84, Bedok North, Street 4, #01-29
Aquarius By the Park, 1 Bedok Reservoir View, #01-06
Prices: Starting from SGD2.10 for Pure Tea, SGD3.50 for Brown Sugar Boba with Fresh Milk
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

4. Blackball

Taiwanese brand Blackball is most famous for their refreshing grass jelly desserts, but did you know that they also offer bubble tea at their stores?

You can opt for their signature taro milk tea with mini balls to chew on, or stick to what Blackball does best – grass jelly in fresh milk!

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.70 for Melon Tea, SGD3.20 for Milk Tea with Mini Ball
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

5. Bober Tea

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Bober Tea is famous for their high-quality artisan teas at affordable prices – they use premium ingredients such as Okinawa Black sugar, Hokkaido Milk, and Pure Matcha Powder in their teas, yet can cost less than SGD5 for a cup.

If you want to try the best-sellers, order the Brown Sugar Fresh Milk with Hot Brown Sugar Pearls or the Hokkaido Milk Cap Green Tea – guaranteed to keep you coming back for more!

Address: 200 Bishan Rd, #01-01, Singapore 579827
Prices: Starting from SGD2.80 for Milk Tea, SGD3.80 for Brown Sugar Boba Fresh Milk
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

6. Bobii Frutii

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Bobii Fruitti thinks of their distinct-coloured and “Instagram-worthy” bubble teas as non-alcoholic cocktails, a nod to the beautiful blend of ingredients used in each flavour offered. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, without any artificial preservatives or flavourings.

You can choose from a variety of five teas (including the Singapore-exclusive Cheese Tea), as well as three types of pearls (original, butterfly pea, and brown sugar), which are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore. Matcha lovers should order the Uji Snow, which is made using hand-whisked matcha and brown cane sugar from Taiwan.

Address: 3155 Commonwealth Ave, #04-K4 Clementi Mall, Singapore 129588 and other outlets around the island
Prices: Starting from SGD2.50 for teas, SGD5.90 for ice blends
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

7. CHICHA San Chen

With a history dating back to 1998, Singapore is CHICHA San Chen’s first venture outside of Taiwan and China, and they have brought over their most popular Bubble Milk Tea, Dong Ding Oolong Fresh Milk Tea and Bubble Brown Sugar Milk Tea.

The Dong Ding Oolong Tea actually achieved the Highest International Authority iTQi certification (International Taste & Quality Institute in Brussels) in 2017, which is equivalent to getting a Michelin three-star!

If you are up for something unconventional, look for the High Mountain Pouchong Tea with Lemon Juice and Cassia Black Tea with Mousse.

Address: 313 Orchard Rd, #03-41 [email protected], Singapore 238895
Prices: Starting from SGD3.20 for pure tea, SGD4.20 for Bubble Milk Tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

8. Each-a-Cup

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Many of us may have fond memories of drinking Each-a-Cup during our school days – after all, it claims to be the oldest bubble tea brand in Singapore that has been around since 1999, during the first bubble tea craze.

They’re still going strong despite the onslaught of contenders in recent years, thanks to their loyal fan base, reasonable prices, as well as local flavours that other bubble tea chains don’t offer. Customers highly recommend the Oreo Crush, Ice Blended Milo, and Ice Blended Bandung if you are looking for something unique to this brand.

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.80 for milk tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

9. Gong Cha

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Gong Cha came, conquered, left, and returned again, and throughout it all, Singaporeans have remained loyal to this Taiwanese brand (now owned by their South Korean franchisee).

While Gong Cha has returned with a smaller menu and fewer outlets, their best-sellers are still available – the Earl Grey Milk Tea with 3Js, Milk Foam Green Tea, and Pearl Milk Tea still hold a place in many customers’ hearts.

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.20 for brewed tea, SGD2.80 for milk tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

10. HeeTea

Not to be confused with Hey Tea (see below), HeeTea specialises in cheese tea – fans claim that this tastes much better than most other competitors out there in this cut-throat market! They also sell a wide range of tea beverages – fruit tea, mix tea, season, pure tea, and cold brew tea.

If you are overwhelmed, just pick one of their recommended signature drinks: Mango Cheese Tea, Strawberry Cheese Tea, and Four Seasons Tea.

Address: 133 New Bridge Rd, #B1-46 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
10 Eunos Road 8, #B1-147 Singapore Post Centre,  Singapore 408600
Prices: Starting from SGD4 for cheese teas, SGD4.80 for fruit teas
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

11. HEYTEA

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HEYTEA is the most popular tea brand in China, and they are the original creators of the iconic cheese tea that people queue up to SEVEN hours to get their hands on.

King Fone Cheezo Tea, which uses premium oolong tea leaves, is a must-try, especially if this is your first cheese tea. You can also get the fruity flavours such as grapefruit, strawberry, orange, and mango for a delightfully refreshing drink.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-29 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
 3A River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Blk A, #01-06, Singapore 179020
Prices: Starting from SGD2.90 for pure teas, SGD4.50 for cheese teas
Website: Instagram

12. Hi Tea

Also not to be confused with Hey Tea, Hi Tea is a homegrown brand that serves cold brew ice fruit teas.

Their Mix Fruit King (pineapple, watermelon, lemon, lime, strawberry, and passion fruit in oolong tea) is a crowd-favourite, but if you just want to stick to something simpler, it is recommended that you try the Watermelon Snow or Rockmelon Ice.

Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #01, 14B, 228213
930 Yishun Avenue 2, #01-127 Northpoint City South Wing, Singapore 769098
Prices: Starting from SGD3.20 for pure teas, SGD4.80 for fruit teas
Websites: FacebookInstagram

13. Hollin

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Never knew that Toa Payoh, is truly the hub for bubble tea lovers, HOLLIN is one of the newer and must try bubble tea brand!! 😋 Super affordable too! . . Hollin prides itself on its range of Artisan Tea Lattes and their Signature Rock Salt Macchiato. What’s most anticipating is that they offer a unique range of flavoured pearls everyday. Literally 7 different types, 1 each day of the week! 😱🙌🏻 Totally an impromptu decision which got us to try their Black Tea Rock Salt Macchiato🥛🍵 ($3.20, left) and Earl Grey Tea Latte ☕️🍵 ($3.20, right). Although we feel that their Latte series was a tad sweet for 50%, we really enjoyed the brewed tea flavour and their freshly made pearls which were really chewy and flavourful. In addition to that, hands down to their extra friendly service!! 🤗 The service crew at their Toa Payoh outlet really went all out to explain how each Hollin drink should be enjoyed which left a really deep impression of a "regular" bubble tea shop. . Anyway, the recent STUDENT DEAL now is that you get to enjoy fancy HOLLIN drinks — Black Tea Latte or Black Tea Rock Salt Macchiato medium-sized beverages with the pearl of your choice at a thirst-quenching 💦 price of $2.80 only. #hollinsingapore #hollinpearls #pearlartisans #赫里

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If you are a bubble tea connoisseur who is very particular about the pearls in your tea, you must check out Hollin, which specialises in freshly made pearls.

What makes this brand unique is that they offer special-flavoured pearls on rotation in the menu daily. Other than the Honey White Pearl which is always on the menu, you can look forward to Matcha Pearls on Mondays, Cocoa on Tuesdays, Coconut on Wednesdays, Coffee on Thursdays, Peanut on Fridays, Black Sesame on Saturdays and Rock Salt on Sundays.

The Black Tea Latte is a hot favourite – it is recommended that you pair this with Cocoa pearls, which means you’ll have to head down on Tuesdays!

Address: 190 Toa Payoh Central, #01-538, Singapore 310190
3 Temasek Blvd, Suntec City #02-605/605A, Singapore 038983
Prices: Starting from SGD3.20 for macchiatos, tea lattes, and fruit teas
Websites: FacebookInstagram

14. i-tea

Mostly found in heartland areas, i-tea has an extensive menu with everything from milk teas to juice and yakult blends. You can also get ice-blended beverages, alongside macchiatos, lattes, smoothies, and fruity brews.

If you don’t like having too many choices to pick from, just opt for the basic milk tea option and you’re good to go.

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.20 for lime juice, SGD2.50 for milk tea
Websites: FacebookInstagram

15. Jenjudan

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Jenjudan was born in the famous Shilin Night Market, and the humble store has now grown into an international franchise.

The menu’s signature is the Brown Sugar Boba Milk, which features warm brown sugar and chewy tapioca pearls served with chilled fresh milk. If you want to make things more interesting, you can order the exclusive Brown Sugar Boba Thai Milk Tea, which brings together Singapore’s favourite drink trends (brown sugar milk tea and Thai milk tea!) in one beverage.

Address: 1 Raffles Link, #B1-13 CityLink Mall, Singapore 039393
Prices: Starting from SGD5.20 for Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea
Websites: FacebookInstagram

16. Jiak Zua

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Want to chill with a cup of bubble tea on a work afternoon? Time to go Jiak Zua! For the uninitiated, ‘jiak zua’ means to skive – and while we don’t encourage that you laze around at work, there is nothing stopping you from getting a nice cup of tea!

Jiak Zua uses their own sugar in their drinks, which is produced in-house and said to be a healthier option. The Mix Fruit Tea (SGD6.90) is one of the bestsellers, though some others may recommend the cheese tea, topped with a thick and creamy cheese foam.

Address: 138 Robinson Road, #02-01/02 Oxley Tower, Singapore 068906
Prices: Starting from SGD3.40 for pure tea
Websites: Facebook

17. KOI Thé

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Known as 50 Lan in hometown Taiwan, KOI Thé is also one of the earliest bubble tea chains to come to Singapore – and continue to thrive.

While it has modified its menu over the years, one popular item that has withstood the test of time is the milk tea. However, take note that they no longer serve the black tapioca pearls that we are familiar with. The closest you can get is Golden Bubbles, which are essentially honey pearls.

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.20 for flavoured teas, SGD2.90 for milk tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

18. Kung Fu Tea

The Washington Post calls this the ‘Starbucks of bubble tea’, which says a lot about its popularity in the international sphere. It actually originated from the United States, which is interesting, considering that most other famous bubble tea brands usually hail from Taiwan and China.

Be sure to try their signature drink, 38 Milk King: it is sweet, creamy and topped with an assortment of pearls, grass jelly, and agar.

Address: 51 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #01-02A Big Mac Centre, Singapore 569922
Prices: Starting from SGD3.30 for Brown Sugar 357
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

19. Kurotaki Chabann

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Kurotaki Chabann is a Chinese bubble tea brand that has over 1,000 operating branches in Mainland China. The Grapefruit Tea, Mango Coconut With Sago, and the Brown Sugar Jelly Milk Tea are the brand’s best-selling drinks, so you won’t go wrong with eany of them.

If you had to pick just one drink (because we can’t afford all those calories), we’ll recommend going for the brown sugar beverage. It’s been widely compared to Tiger Sugar’s iconic brown sugar milk drinks, but with one main difference – the former costs only a fraction of the latter’s price!

Address: 1 Raffles Link, #B1-49 CityLink Mall,  Singapore 039393
180 Rangoon Road, #01-02 The CherryLoft, Singapore 218442
Prices: Starting from SGD3.50 for Brown Sugar Jelly Milk Tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

20. LiHO

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When LiHO first took over Gong Cha’s retail outlets, it caused quite an uproar in Singapore.

Although the brand was one of the first to promote cheese teas in Singapore, it is now arguably more famous for their Brown Sugar Pearl Fresh Milk (and SGD0.90 bagged milk teas?). They also offer limited edition flavours from time to time – for example, they offered a popular line-up of strawberry teas this year.

Address: See this website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.60 for milk tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

21. Milksha

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Milksha was voted as the number 1 bubble tea brand by Taiwan university students – a tall feat, considering that there seems to be at least one bubble tea stall in almost every corner of Taiwan.

Milksha is known to use 100% natural fresh milk (instead of creamer), as well as other natural ingredients such as sugar from sugar cane. The five must-try beverages from this brand are Azuki Matcha Milk, Fresh Taro Milk, Valrhona 100% Cocoa Milk, Refreshing Orange Green Tea, and Earl Grey Latte with Honey Pearl.

Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, #02-375/6 Suntec City, Singapore 038983
107 North Bridge Road #02-K07 Funan Centre, Singapore 179105
Prices: Starting from SGD2.80 for flavoured teas
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

22. MuYoo

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MuYoo’s menu is centred around fruit-based beverages, namely the Cheese Cloud Fruit Teas, Fun Fruit Teas and Fruit Smoothies.

For those who prefer traditional bubble teas (milk and pearls), the ‘Dirty Series’ will be right up your alley. The Brown Sugar Fresh Milk with Pearls is a blend of hot boba, cold milk, and sweet brown sugar that looks like a mess in your cup – a beautiful mess, that is.

Address: 311 New Upper Changi Road, #01-94 Bedok Mall, Singapore 467360
252 North Bridge Road #B1-67 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Prices: Starting from SGD3.50 for cold-brewed teas
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

23. Nayuki

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With over 200 stores in China, the popular cheese tea bakery cafe, Nayuki, is fast expanding into other parts of Asia with its second store opening in Singapore in the recently redeveloped Funan and another outlet opening in Takashimaya Shopping Centre in July. Famed for their fruit-based cheese teas and Euro-styled bakes, the cafe has launched the new Magic Mango Mystique ($6.80) soft euro bake that’s filled with fresh cream and mango topping. Other than that, there’s the new addition of Supreme Cheese Mixed Berries ($8.50), available from July onwards, into its already exciting lineup of the Supreme Cheese Strawberry ($8.30) and Mango ($7.90) cheese teas. _________________ Nayuki Address: 107, North Bridge Road, Funan, Unit 01-01, Singapore 179105 _________________ #cafehoppingsg #sgcafehopping #cafesg #sgcafefood #cafehopping #burpple #burpplesg #foreverhungry #sgfood #sgig #sgfoodies #instafood_sg #instasg #setheats #hungrygowhere #singaporeinsiders #foodstagram #foodphotography #instafood #buzzfeedfood #aworldtoeat #mediainvite #asiaprwerkz

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Although it has a Japanese name, Nayuki is actually a Chinese brand that is well-loved by celebrities, and has more than 180 domestic outlets.

Other than the specialty Supreme Cheese Fruit Tea, you can also expect other delightful options such as Fresh Fruit Tea, Pearl Fresh Milk, and Cold Brew Tea. Some fruit flavours you can choose from include strawberry, mango, and even grape!

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-207 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Prices: Starting from SGD4.20 for cold-brewed teas
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

24. Nine Fresh

Similar to Blackball, Nine Fresh is a Taiwanese dessert chain that also sells freshly brewed tea.

The tea flavours you can get here are rather limited, as compared to regular bubble tea brands. However, you can customise toppings such as Mini Taro Q, soybean pudding, and Ai-Yu jelly to get a unique Taiwan-inspired beverage!

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.10 for cold-brewed teas
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

25. Partea

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Partea aims to make tea exciting again – not with pearls and cheese foam, but with many, many fruits.

On the menu are about 30 types of tea beverages, including the popular fruit-infused ones and eight hour-long cold brews. The Rainbow Tea is a beautiful concoction of tea and colourful fruits, and this healthy drink is said to taste as great as it looks.

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.50 for Iced Honey
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

26. Playmade by 丸作

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Fruit teas are nice, but if you insist on having your tea with bubbles, check out this Taiwanese brand that is famous for none other than their pearls. They serve up some really quirky pearl flavours, including black sesame, pink cactus, white pearls and burnt caramel

Can’t decide on any of them? Just go with the crowd-favourite Burnt Caramel Milk Tea with Black Sesame Pearls – you won’t go wrong with that!

Address: See their Facebook page for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.20 for original flavoured teas
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

27. R&B Tea

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R&B Tea has been steadily growing their presence in Singapore, now with five stores located islandwide.

The Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cheese Brûlée is a unique take on the popular bubble tea flavour by topping the drink with cream cheese, and then torching it to give it a smooth, burnt taste that brings out the sweet-savoury flavours of the brown sugar. Go for the Mighty Luffy on hot days – the incredibly large 1,000cc cup filled with red tea and a variety of tropical fruits is the perfect thirst-quencher.

Address: See their Facebook page for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.80 for original flavoured teas and milk tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

28. Sharetea

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ShareTea was established in Taiwan in 1992, and has had a strong presence in Singapore for quite some time before the new brands started pouring in.

The classic milk tea comes with a strong tea flavour and rich creamy taste, making it a safe choice for anyone trying out this brand for the first time. Taro lovers will surely relish the yummy (no pun intended) Taro White Pearls Milk Tea, and we highly recommend the Winter Melon Milk Tea, which combines two popular tea flavours.

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.50 for fruit teas, SGD2.60 for milk tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

29. Supertea

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Supertea is R&B Tea’s sister company that focuses on selling two types of products: milk tea and ‘Zang Zang Bao’ with pearls.

The brand has limited their bubble tea offering to just four different milk tea flavours: Peach Oolong, Black Tea, Roasted Oolong, and their signature 23 Oolong. That means they focus on what they really do best to satisfy even the pickiest of drinkers – nice!

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk #01-75, Singapore 039596
Prices: Starting from SGD4.60
Websites: Facebook

30. TaiGai

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Established in Shenzhen, TaiGai is a popular tea specialty brand in China with over 60 stores across the country. It is said to be the original creator behind the fruit-blended milk cheese crowns.

The ‘Pulpy Kiss’ series is the most popular among customers – you get to choose from fruit flavours such as pineapple, strawberry, and black grape. Even if you are no fan of cheese foam, you can still opt for their Jasmine Green Tea and Alisan Oolong Tea, both famous for their outstanding aroma and full flavour.

Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #B2-34 NEX, Singapore 556083
Prices: Starting from SGD
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

31. Teafolia

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Teafolia does not boast of unique or wacky tea flavours. Instead, this brand prefers to keep it simple and focus on the quality of their tea leaves and the freshness of ingredients.

The collection of Fruit Teas on the menu uses either Four Seasons Tea from Taiwan, Royal Ceylon Black Tea from Sri Lanka or Green Tea paired with an assortment of fruits to create the different drinks. They also offer caffeine-free Stirring Milk containing caramel sauce and pearls for those who are not too keen on tea.

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD4.50 for Stirring Milk, SGD4.80 for fruit teas
Websites: Facebook

32. Teahee

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Reinventing the idea of what it means to be a friendly neighbourhood bubble tea joint, Teahee differentiates itself from the gazillion other bubble tea joints in the market with their unique range of drinks such as their signature Traveller's Series drinks inspired by the owners' adventures around the world ✈🌍 . At pocket-friendly prices ranging from between $2.60 to $3.80 per cup (which includes their cotton candy latte which unfortunately we didn't get to try), everyday can be a Teahee day!!! 😄 . In the spirit of that, I'll be posting up features on five of their beautiful drinks over the next few days. Stay tuned! 😘 . A huge thanks to Jayden and Gerard for handcrafting these lovely drinks and thanks @singapore.eats for connecting me with these amazing hosts! ❤

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Although most neighbourhood stores serve only the residents in the vicinity, Teahee has made such a name for itself that people will travel down to Serangoon to try their bubble tea offerings.

Regulars recommend the Traveller’s Series, which includes Instagrammable concoctions like Okinawa’s Sunset, Cereal Series Taro Rainbow Milktea, Santorini’s Twilight & Africa’s Wild.

Teahee also conducts classes to teach people how to make their own colourful, multi-layered drinks – how fun!

Address: 301 Serangoon Ave 2, #01-328, Singapore 550301
Prices: Starting from SGD2.60
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

33. Tea Tree Cafe

Tea Tree Cafe is well-known for its unique Roselle (hibiscus) pearls, which add an interesting taste to an otherwise ordinary milk tea.

Another unique flavour you can get is the signature Peppermint Milk Tea – some say that this tastes too minty, but maybe it could help to freshen your breath after a hearty meal.

Address: 1 Stadium Place, #01-47 Kallang Wave Mall, Singapore 397628
Prices: Starting from SGD3.20
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

34. TenRen Tea

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Founded in 1953, TenRen is one of the largest tea retailers in the world. Although traditional tea is its mainstay, it has been highly successful in creating bubble tea with its premium tea leaves.

They stick to more ‘conventional’ flavours like Black/Green Milk Tea and Oolong Latte, but they have a very appealing tea fragrance and a healthier taste that few other bubble tea brands can boast of.

Address: 133 New Bridge Rd, #01-07 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Prices: Starting from SGD2.20 for original flavoured tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

35. The Alley

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Founded in Taichung, Taiwan, The Alley attracted long crowds when it first opened in Jewel Changi, and has since opened two new stores in Cineleisure Orchard and Tampines.

It is famous for Deerioca, The Alley’s signature freshly-prepared hand-crafted tapioca pearls that supposedly taste better than their machine-made counterparts. One of the best drinks to chew on their delicious pearls is the Brown Sugar Deerioca Fresh Milk – the pearls are brewed for four hours in all-natural brown sugar!

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD5.30 for milk tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

36. The Local Box

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Can’t decide between alcohol and bubble tea? You don’t have to be in such a dilemma at The Local Box!

The cosy restaurant located in Tanjong Pagar brings our favourite drinks together to create ‘for-adults-only’ bubble tea. If you are not planning on getting too drunk, the Nutella Baileys Milk Tea, a black tea-infused mix of chocolate spread and a dash of Baileys, will do just nicely.

Address: 8 Enggor St, #01-05 [email protected], Singapore 079718
Prices: Starting from SGD11
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

37. The Moment

This new Taiwan import opened in Singapore recently without much fanfare, but just look at the gorgeous Earl Grey Milk Tea!

It definitely is worth a spot on your Instagram feed, although not much has been said about its taste as of yet.

Address: 51 Telok Ayer St, #01-06A China Square, Singapore 048441
Prices: SGD5.80
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38. Tiger Sugar

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While Tiger Sugar was probably not the first to create brown sugar bubble tea, it definitely was one of the pioneers that brought this well-loved flavour to Singapore.

The “Tiger Sugar” name came about from the ‘tiger stripes’ formed by the dark brown sugar syrup layered with the thick milk. Unlike other bubble tea brands, you cannot customise the sugar level or amount of ice or toppings – that also means your queue moves much faster!

Don’t miss out on their best-selling Brown Sugar Boba series, although you can also try their tea lattes if you are not keen on brown sugar.

Address: 13 Stamford Rd, #B2-32 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178905
133 New Bridge Rd, #B1-42 Chinatown POint, Singapore 059413
290 Orchard Rd, #B1-39/40 Paragon Shopping Mall, Singapore 238859
Prices: Starting from SGD3.50 for original flavoured tea, SGD5.30 for Brown Sugar Boba Milk
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

39. Top Tea

Not much has been said about this bubble tea brand, but it appears that they are popular for Caramel Bobo (brown sugar pearl with fresh milk) and refreshing fruit teas.

Address: 111 Somerset Rd, TripleOne Somerset #01-48, Singapore 238164
Prices: Starting from SGD4.50 for Grapefruit Tea
Websites: Facebook

40. TP Tea

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TP Tea prides itself on many things – for starters, it’s the 1st Halal-certified Taiwanese bubble tea in Singapore. Secondly, it is under Chun Shui Tang, which is known to be the one that created the bubble tea we know today.

The best-sellers in the store include the Tie Guan Yin Tea Latte, Pearl Black Tea Latte with Red Bean, Lemon Premium Green Tea, and Pearl Milk Tea. Those who love an aromatic cup of tea will definitely appreciate the strong tea smell from their tea lattes.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-312 Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Departure/Check -in Hall North, #026-015-01A Terminal 2, Changi Airport
Prices: Starting from SGD2.90 for original flavoured tea
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

41. U-Cha

Widely-acknowledged to be one of the most underrated bubble tea brands in Singapore, U-Cha allows you to either choose your favourite concoction from the menu or customise your tea!

All you have to do is select a base (cheese, fruit, milk, or just pure tea) then the type of tea to create your very own bubble tea. They offer tea flavours that are difficult to find in other stores, such as Oriental Beauty Oolong, Rose Oolong, and Sakura Oolong, which will definitely leave you spoilt for choice.

Address: 3 Gateway Dr, #01-K1 Westgate, Singapore 608532
Prices: Starting from SGD4.20
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

42. Winnie’s

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Winnie’s is a Taiwanese brand that’s been growing in popularity worldwide. It is said to only use a custom water treatment system for better water quality and tea flavor, and hand-makes its preservative-free pearls in-house daily.

Its base tea comes in five different varieties such as smoky blossom black tea and Nantou Mountain spring tea. You can also find the popular Black Sugar Pearl Fresh Milk on the menu, and it isn’t as cloying as you would imagine brown sugar milk teas to be.

Address: 1 Fusionopolis Pl, #01-34 Galaxis, Singapore 138522
Prices: Starting from SGD2.20 for flavoured teas
Websites: Facebook

43. Woobbee

Remember the PiPaGao bubble tea that made its rounds on the Internet? That is the brainchild of Woobbee, a local brand that has been around since 2010.

That is not their only healthy option on the list though – Woobbee uses only raw sugar in all their teas, meaning that you consume less calories with a more natural taste, so go forth and order the signature Frothy Milk Tea!

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.20 for classic teas
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

44. Xing Fu Tang

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Are we done with brown sugar milk tea yet? The answer appears to be no, as another popular Taiwanese brand has landed in Singapore with none other than the “stir-fried” Brown Sugar Boba Milk.

Xing Fu Tang also has other drinks that are just as worthy of mention: for example, their Mango Smoothie & Rabbit Panna Cotta features a cute bunny on top of a mango blend – how adorable!

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-22 Century Square, Singapore 529509
Prices: Starting from SGD5.30 for Brown Sugar Boba Milk
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

45. Yifang Fruit Tea

Although there is a plethora of fruit tea shops, probably the most famous in Taiwan is none other than Yifang Fruit Tea.

They don’t promise quirky flavours or interesting ingredients, but they definitely don’t compromise on the ingredients used: their Taro drinks, for example, are made with taro imported from Taiwan. Customers have also commended the subtle tea flavour that balances well with the other ingredients, instead of being too overpowering.

Address: 277 Orchard Rd, #B1-01 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Prices: Starting from SGD2.70 for flavoured teas
Websites: Facebook

46. Yuan Cha

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The founder of Yuan Cha used to run our favourite Gong Cha before he left to establish his very own tea brand.

Yuan Cha serves bubble tea and a premium range of high-mountain oolong tea from a 200-year-old plantation, Sheng Sheng Tea in Nantou, Taiwan. The menu currently serves 40 drinks made from six different types of teas.

Their milk teas feature a very strong tea taste, which tea lovers will certainly appreciate. If you are worried that you may not like the tea you have chosen, you can even sample it before you commit to a full cup!

Address: See their website for full list of locations
Prices: Starting from SGD2.40 for basic teas
Websites: Facebook | Instagram

47. Yunique Tea

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As its name implies, Yunique Tea aims to serve, well, unique tea.

Their must-try is The Yunique Speciality, which comes with a base of warm and chewy brown sugar pearls. Although brown sugar milk tea doesn’t really sound unique (just count the number of brands in this list selling that flavour!), the sweet pearls are actually doused in a mix of fresh milk, whipping cream, and vanilla ice-cream!

If that sounds like an overkill to you, opt for the Banana Bean Smoothie, which resembles a breakfast drink made with ingredients like bananas and red bean

Address: Blk 470 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #01-72, Singapore 310470 (Between HDB Hub and Courts)
Prices: Starting from SGD2.20
Websites: Facebook