Best Bubble Tea Brands You Must Try in Singapore for Your Tea and Boba Fix

2 December 2020

If there’s one thing Singaporeans can’t get enough of, it’s gotta be bubble tea. With a surge of international boba shops that opened in recent months, we’re spoilt for choice with the endless beverage flavours to try. Whether you’re craving for a fruity boba, milk-based with brown sugar pearls to cheesy macchiato, let us quench your thirst with only the best from these best bubble tea brands.

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1. AmazingHoki

Source: AmazingHoki

Source: AmazingHoki

Echoing from its name, AmazingHoki goes above and beyond with their bubble tea drinks. A charming logo illustration branding sticker on each cup, they create flavours that are both delicious and nutritious. Try their Mixed Berries Green Tea for a refreshing sip of citrus fruits, with a hint of green tea that is packed with antioxidants. Or go matcha-crazy with their best-seller, Brown Sugar Pearl Matcha, drizzled with brown sugar for that extra oomph and beautifully complementing the chewy pearls.

Grab 1-for-1 drinks from AmazingHoki here.

Address: 450 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #01-09, S319394 (Opposite HDB Hub)
Opening hours: Daily 10am – 10pm

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2. CHICHA San Chen

Source: CHICHA San Chen

Source: CHICHA San Chen

If you’ve been to Taiwan, you must have seen the snaking long queue at CHICHA San Chen. Thankfully, they recently expanded to Singapore and has opened 19 outlets island wide! The Ding Dong Oolong Milk Tea ($4.70) is a testament to their 20 years of experience in signature brews handcrafted by Taiwanese tea masters.

Using a Teapresso method, their tea machine allows more than 1,000 custom settings for temperature-controlled brewing, releasing all the natural flavours. Their packaging is highly Instagrammable too, which includes a distinctive rope making it easy to carry and sip your boba fix.

Address: 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Rd, #03-41, S238895. See other 18 outlets here.
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 9pm

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3. Truedan

Source: Truedan

Source: Truedan

Hailing from Taiwan, Truedan (formerly known as Jenjudan), specialises in brown sugar-based drinks. Originated from Taiwan’s Shihlin Night Market, their outlet is currently located in CityLink Mall. Try their signature Brown Sugar Boba Milk ($5.20), which at first glance may lack in colour, but its addictive pearls and milk makes it up in flavour. Although the trend for brown-sugared bubble tea has since tapered down, they do offer more than 30 other flavours, there’s definitely something for everyone.

Address: CityLink Mall, 1 Raffles Link, #B1-13, S039393
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 10pm

4. Xing Fu Tang

Jumping on the bandwagon of brown sugar milk tea, Xing Fu Tang’s pearls are different as they’re slightly burnt, exuding a caramelised taste which is indulgence in every sip. The pearls are made fresh in-store upon order and use 100% natural brown sugar with no preservatives. Must-try is their Brown Sugar Boba Milk ($5.30) – a good balance of fresh milk, brown sugar, pearls, topped with cream foam, sprinkled and toasted to caramelised perfection. Do keep a lookout for the seasonal flavours!

Address: Century Square, 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-22. See other outlets here.
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 10pm

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5. Playmade

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Source: Playmade

Known for their pink cactus pearl, it’s almost impossible to not see a queue at Playmade. Dreamy boba concoctions in pastel colours, the pearls are made in-store with zero preservatives. We highly recommend trying their Burnt Caramel Milk Tea ($3.80), Watermelon Chrysanthemum Milk Tea ($2.80) and Chrysanthemum Milk Tea with Pink Cactus pearls ($4).

Address: AMK MRT Station. See other outlets here.
Opening hours: Weekdays 11am – 10pm & Weekends 10.30am – 10pm

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