Including new brands you might not know of to keep your life bubbling with sweetness
We’ve come a long way since the days when Sweet Talk reigned strong at the bubble tea game. Now that the craze for the sweet tea-based drink has firmly taken over Singapore, leading brands from across Asia have been setting up kiosks here, piquing our curiosity with new, creative flavours. Milk tea with pearls has become the classic, old-fashioned choice; the more adventurous bubble tea fans are going for exotic fruit teas, cheese teas, and even popcorn teas.
While we may remain loyal to the major chains like Koi, Gong Cha and LiHo, many new shops have arrived in Singapore deserving a stop on your next drink run. Our list of the best bubble tea and milk tea brands in Singapore feature not just the cult favourites, but also ones to shake up your daily fix and prove yourself a true bubble tea connoisseur.
This one needs no explanation. Locked in a fierce rivalry with Gong Cha, Koi wins points for some of the freshest tapioca pearls in town, and for the thoughtful option to customise our sugar level. Everyone probably has their personal favourite, but if you’re new to the Koi scene, you can’t go wrong with bestsellers like the Matcha Macchiato ($4.10 medium) and Hazelnut Milk Tea ($3.50 medium).
Various outlets, including 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-35, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801