This trend just won't quit. Yes, Singaporeans will wait in a crazy queue for their beloved bubble tea, but who's got the best?
Cakes, donuts, local desserts – these are a few of our favourite things. Trends come and go, but our sweet treats are here to stay. Another one that just keeps blowing up in Singapore is bubble tea. There’s a store at every corner, a new flavour or pearl gets introduced all the time, people (like us) crave for a cup all time, so it’s only right to share where to get your fix around Singapore. If you want to keep it healthy, there are choices for you too!
Back in the biz again, Mr Coconut is a pioneer of coconut drinks in Singapore, and will be relaunching with a new look and a new menu. The crowning jewel? The signature Coconut Shake – a delicious concoction that is vegan, dairy-free and healthy. Made with milk and water fresh from the sweetest young coconuts and blended with crushed ice, it’s a simple and refreshing drink perfect for Singapore’s hot climate.
Mr Coconut, 14 Scotts Road, #01-14C Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
When LiHo first launched in Singapore with its signature cheese teas, positioned to be the replacement brand for Gong Cha, it was a mixed bag of reviews but it seems to be doing a-okay in the popularity department and has even launched a new of Prime Minister Menu that features beverages that are served with Stevia leaf Extract, an alternative to sugar. Great for those of you being virtuous.
LiHo, various locations.
Instead of the usual flavours, Teafolia prides itself on fruit teas. And while you can still get your usual chewy pearls with your choice of drink, they also have fruit bits, taro cubes, lemon slices, and pineapple pulp as options as well.
Teafolia, various locations
The iconic Taiwanese bubble tea chain sure brings something new to the bubble tea bubble in Singapore. Introducing interesting toppings like pink cactus, black sesame, and fresh orange pulp, the brand also prepares them fresh daily. Though it’s all flavour central here, you can expect to find good ol’ classic bubble tea stuff.
Play Made, 10 Tampines Central 1 #01-59, Singapore 529536
Known for its creamy milk-foam cheese teas, this is one joint to hit up if you want something more extravagant. Hee Tea started out in Guangzhou, China, Hee Tea is proving to be quite a hit here with snaking queues almost every day.
Hee Tea, SingPost Centre, 10 Eunos Road 8, #B1-147, Singapore 408600
Good news for healthy types, the homegrown joint Woobbee only uses raw sugar in its tea, which means less calories – and a more natural taste. It’s all about classic flavours and chewy pearls, perfect for that midday quick treat before diving back to boring routine stuff.
Woobbee, 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Singapore 082001
Taiwanese bubble tea joint offers fruit-focused tea beverages that also comes in huge 1 litre cups, along with other classic bubble tea options. Look out for the signature Mighty Luffy, a refreshing mixed fruit-infused Hawaiian tea filled with watermelon and an assortment of citrus fruits, or check out the other R&B’s Signature, 23 Oolong Tea, which sees premium grade of 23 oolong tea leaves topped with tea cream or cheese cream. Indulgent.
R&B Tea, #04-101/102, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
A local favourite, KOI has consistently been serving up the classic black tea and milk tea options in Singapore – which is why they have so many branches around the island!
KOI, various locations.
This OG store has been around since the bubble tea craze began in Singapore, although they’ve also started becoming more health-conscious now and include options for detox, mind boosters, weight loss and more.
Each-a-cup, various locations.
Looks like fruit tea is the new bubble tea! Blending black tea and fresh fruit, the concoctions at Partea are refreshing and all-natural. But if you want something more exciting, you can opt to have some cheese foam topping on your drink!
Partea, #02-470, Suntec City Mall North Atrium, Singapore 038983
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