Best Bubble Tea Shops in Singapore for Your Boba Fix

29 May 2021 by Farihin Joehari

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

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1. Amazing Hoki (resume by end-Jun 2021)

Source: Amazing Hoki

Source: Amazing Hoki

Echoing from its name, Amazing Hoki goes above and beyond with its bubble tea drinks. With a charming logo 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, complementing the chewy pearls.

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

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2. HEYTEA

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Claimed to be the pioneer for cheese tea (Cheezo Tea), HEYTEA is widely known in China which sees snaking long queues at all their outlets. Using only premium ingredients and cheese imported from New Zealand, they are famous for King Fone, Jade Matcha, Golden Jade and Aqua Green Cheezos (from $4.50). If cheese ain’t your thing, try their other options such as Fresh Fruit and Season Limited Tea that are just as delicious.

Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-29, S238801
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 10pm

Other outlets are located at Westgate, Marina Bay Sands and VivoCity.

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3. HOLLIN

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Source: HOLLIN

The Taiwanese-crazed bubble tea brand is here in Singapore, and it’s bubblin’ the boba food scene for its range of unique flavoured pearls. Aimed at brewing quality tea to achieve maximum flavour, while keeping the sugar level at bay. Enjoy your drinks but skip the boring and basic black pearls and try these instead:

• Mondays: Osmanthus
• Tuesdays: Matcha
• Wednesdays: Lychee
• Thursdays: Sesame
• Fridays: Rock Salt
• Saturdays: Cocoa
• Sundays: Strawberry
• Available daily: Honey

Address: Toa Payoh Central (Opp Mos Burger), 190 Toa Payoh Central, #01-538, S310190
Opening hours: Daily 10am – 10pm

Address: Suntec City East Wing (Opp Coffee Bean), 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-605/605A, S038983
Opening hours: Mon to Thurs 12pm – 9pm, Fri to Sun 12pm – 10pm

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4. R&B Tea

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Source: R&B Tea

Add R&B Tea to your boba foodie list if you can’t get enough brown sugar bubble tea. Hailing from the land of boba, Taiwan, this brand has mushroomed across Singapore. Using oolong tea leaves imported from Taiwan, try their famous Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cheese Brulee ($4.80) – fresh milk with cheese cream and caramelised brown sugar and brown sugar pearls which gives you that extra oomph.

Address: Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd, #B1-02, S238877
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 9pm

Other outlets are available island-wide near you.

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5. CHICHA San Chen

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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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6. Truedan

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Source: Truedan

Hailing from Taiwan, Truedan (formerly known as Jenjudan), specialises in brown sugar-based drinks. Originating 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 sflavour. Although the trend for brown-sugared bubble tea has since tapered down, they do offer more than 30 other flavours, there’s something for everyone.

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

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7. Xing Fu Tang

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Source: Xing Fu Tang

Source: 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 uses 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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8. 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