It’s official. Singapore is currently bubble tea-crazy. With everyone starting to develop a craving for sugary milk tea and tapioca bobas, we’ve decided to compile a list of our favourite places islandwide. Read on for our definitive list of the best bubble teas in Singapore.
People who love brown sugar milk tea will know that The Alley was one of the bubble tea joints responsible for spearheading this trend. Since most people are already familiar with their signature drink, we decided to try out something different from their menu.
- A harmonious infusion of fresh fruits and fragrant tea.
- If you like the taste of Ribena, you will like this drink. However, we felt that it was a tad bit too sweet for our liking.
- Drink came with fixed ice and sweetness levels, and no new toppings can be added.
Peach Oolong Tea
- Refreshing treat in Singapore’s humid weather.
- It was not very sweet and had a mild hint of peach flavour that mixed in very nicely with the fragrant Oolong tea.
Taro Blast Boboshake
- This revised version of the popular flavour is a lot denser as real taro is used in the concoction.
- Includes small bits of chewy Taro Q, adding flavour and texture to it.
- People who like taro-flavoured drinks will love this as every sip is a satisfying burst of fresh yam flavours.
- This drink has the texture of a smoothie since it is ice-blended and every sip is filled with generous amounts of Oreo biscuits.
- Also comes with a hearty serving of black pearls.
- We found this drink dangerously addictive, but it is also so rich that we felt a little overwhelmed towards the end.
KOI, known to be among the pioneers leading the Bubble Tea craze in Singapore, still remains our go-to store in spite of the recent influx of different bubble tea stores. When there are days that you don’t feel too adventurous, just go for their Oolong Milk Tea. We feel that the milk and tea mixed are at a perfect ratio which allowed us to enjoy a good fragrant cup of bubble tea.
As its name suggests, this chain’s best-sellers are the ones from the Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cream Mousse line which are crafted from dark brown sugar syrup, fresh milk cream and homemade tapioca pearls. Since the pearls were cooked on low heat in brown sugar syrup, they are not only chewy but also surprisingly warm and infused with the caramel flavour. So, make sure to shake your drink well beforehand so that every sip is the perfect mix of fresh milk, sweet brown sugar and gigantic chewy pearls.
Located on the ground floor of Suntec City sits Singapore’s first Halal-certified bubble tea. The Tie Guan Yin Tea Latte presents a nice mixture of fresh milk and tea, giving it an aromatic taste. One minor gripe, we would have loved it even more if it had a stronger milk taste, but this drink is still a must-try.
Popular Taiwanese Bubble Tea brand, Jenjudan has joined some other high profile bubble tea brands in opening their first outlet at City Link Mall and we knew we had to try out their signature Brown Sugar Boba Milk. What really made this drink stand out from other similar-flavoured ones was that it tasted less sweet but equally flavourful. If you are looking to treat yourself, this is surely a consideration when you are in the area.
A relatively new entrant to the bubble tea scene in Singapore, Femi’s Tea focuses on all-natural ingredients, and that’s what made it one of our favourites. The store makes it own fruit sugar and does not use any artificial flavourings or colourings in all of its drinks. We especially loved two of their signature drinks: the Cheese Strawberry Tea and the Purple Taro Storm.
Cheese Strawberry Tea
- 10 whole strawberries were used to make each cup of this tea
- A delectable concoction of fragrant tea, pureed strawberries, and a light cheese foam topping.
- We were a little hesitant about the cheese foam at first, but fell in love at first sip.
- The light flavours of the cheese foam went really well with the strawberries, making this drink taste like surprisingly refreshing liquid strawberries and cream.
Purple Taro Storm
- Real purple taro (yam) was used in this drink, and it’s a perfect treat for people who love taro-flavoured bubble teas, but like it is less sweet.
- Once mixed well, the Purple Taro Storm tastes like a light milkshake. slurpy but not too rich or thick, and in which you can taste the grainy yam paste in every sip.
Singapore’s first homegrown Bubble Tea brand has proved itself worthy to be on this list. The chain with the most outlets in Singapore, they serve a variety of flavours with some specialty teas like this Jing Syuan Tea. This drink tastes really light with a hint of floral notes in it. Reasonably priced, this cup will quickly quench your thirst in our hot and humid weather.
Joining a few other bubble tea brands from overseas, Milksha has opened its doors in Singaporeans earlier this year. Amongst all of their highly raved drinks, we tried out the Refreshing Orange Green Tea with Grass Jelly and it really lived up to its name. This interesting drink is chock full of orange pulp, which gave the drink a little more texture. Unlike many other citrusy drinks, this one is not overly sour, and definitely a refreshing must-try.
This article was first published by Hungrygowhere and was republished on theAsianparent with permission.