Bubble tea is not just something that Singaporeans like – they adore it! However, when the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns began, most establishments, including the bubble tea shops. Due to the uncertainty of when these shops would reopen, Singaporeans queued up for hours simply to savor their final bubble tea.
Singapore’s bubble tea market is crowded, with over 60 brands across the island. So, if you’re unsure what drink is for you or fancy a change from your regular order, we’ll break down the best choices. Keep reading to learn about the best and most expensive bubble tea in Singapore and the bubble tea shops that serve them. Bubble tea is a nice gift too.
- 1. Yeppo Honey Earl Grey Milk Tea
- 2. White Peach Oolong Latte
- 3. Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea
- 4. U-Mango
- 5. Strawberry Cheezo With Bobo Pops
- 6. Custard Milk Tea
- 7. Brown Sugar Milk With Cheese Brûlée
- 8. Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea
- 9. Lychee Tea With Basil Seed
- 10. Brown Sugar Boba Milk With Cream Mousse
- 11. Osmanthus Oolong Milk Tea
- 12. Roasted Oolong Tea With Evaporated Milk And Boba Pearls
1. Yeppo Honey Earl Grey Milk Tea
Our team visited Koi Café to try their Yeppo Honey Earl Grey Milk Tea. This drink is a flavorful blend of pearls, coconut jelly, and milk tea. This drink uses honey as a sweetener, so it’s great for those avoiding refined sugar.
If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can ask for less honey, which does not make it any less delicious. With less tea, you can appreciate the tea’s flavor more. We recommend this to health-conscious individuals looking for a sweet treat to complement their classic earl grey milk tea!
2. White Peach Oolong Latte
We expected a brewed Chinese tea after visiting BaWangChaJi but were intrigued by the White Peach Oolong Tea they have on their menu. We ordered it with 25% sugar. This brew was not too sweet or bland. It was light and refreshing.
The oolong and peach undertones were also delectable without the milk overwhelming them. This flavorful brew is smooth and refreshing.
This drink is perfect for anyone looking for a refreshing, fruit tea. It’s the perfect drink for a scorching day!
3. Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea
We tried the Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea from Xing Fu Tang and were amazed by its deep flavors coming from the combination of fresh milk tea and brown sugar boba. The perfect combination of milk tea and boba distinguishes Xing Fu Tang from its competitors, providing it an advantage over other brown sugar milk teas.
We would recommend Xing Fu Tang to anyone searching for a richer, creamier cup of bubble tea! You might also be interested in learning about the market segmentation of bubble tea and milk tea.
While they offer bubble tea, U & Tea is most known for its smoothies. So, there was no doubt about trying their most popular drink; U-Mango.
This energizing smoothie is predominately mango flavored. It was fairly thick, but it blended into a smoother texture. There was no customization to alter the sweetness levels, not that we needed to.
If you enjoy mangos and want a refreshing, fruity, and filling drink on a warm day, we highly suggest the U-Mango.
5. Strawberry Cheezo With Bobo Pops
Since the dreamy pink color was too tempting, we tried ordering the Strawberry Cheezo with Bobo Pops from Heatea. Its cheese layer has a slightly salty flavor that has a sweet aftertaste. At its bottom, you’ll find real strawberry bits that taste sour and tangy. Its salty cheese layer and sour strawberry flavor balance each other perfectly.
This drink ticks all of the boxes in appearance, flavor, and texture. It is, however, more on the pricey side. Regardless of the cost, we still recommend trying this delicious drink at least once!
6. Custard Milk Tea
Wanpo Tea is renowned for its Taichung bubble tea. However, since they were unluckily out of boba, we ordered the Custard Milk Tea with 25% sugar for an unusual treat. The drink looks amazing, with custard along the sides, and it takes some time to consume.
Don’t forget to stir the custard into the tea. When incorporated together, the custard adds some creaminess and a pleasant eggy flavor that goes perfectly with the milk tea. It takes a bit of effort to blend the custard but it’s well worth it.
The Custard Milk Tea may sound like an unusual combination for some, but surprisingly refreshing that’s not overly heavy. We strongly recommend you try it for an unforgettable experience!
7. Brown Sugar Milk With Cheese Brûlée
We all agreed that this Brown Sugar Milk with Cheese Brûlée from Ji Long Tang tasted nothing like the rest of the bubble teas. The drink had a light consistency, despite its appearance. The boba is also soft, which makes every bite very satisfying.
Once the sugar was combined with the cheese foam, the drink’s texture became a bit thicker. All of the ingredients combine to make a balanced beverage that is creamy, sweet, and flavorful.
8. Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea
Upon tasting, this Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea from R&B seemed to be the best of both worlds with a balance of bitterness and sweetness. The brown sugar pearls compensate for the tea’s bitter aftertaste. The pearls are delightfully chewy. The drink is concentrated and quite filling, too.
Thus, we would recommend R&B’s Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea for those searching for a quality bubble tea without costing an arm and a leg.
9. Lychee Tea With Basil Seed
Gong Cha’s Lychee Tea with basil seed is a light tea complimented with the lychee flavor. Gong Cha has a wider variety of toppings than other usual toppings like jelly and pearls, including the basil seeds.
10. Brown Sugar Boba Milk With Cream Mousse
This drink is richer than other bubble teas. The milk and cream mousse make this heavenly. The brown sugar pearls improved the drink’s flavor by adding some sweetness to what otherwise would be a bland drink.
Although Tiger Sugar’s Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cream Mousse is pricier than some of the other bubble teas, it’s worth it.
11. Osmanthus Oolong Milk Tea
We tried Playmade’s Osmanthus Oolong Milk tea to try something a little different. This popular brew contains black sesame pearls. It was a wonderful surprise with a floral and slightly sweet flavor, probably because of the osmanthus.
Despite ordering 25% sugar, we found it much sweeter compared to their other products. The earthy flavor of the sesame pearls balance the floral notes, which results in a delicious flavor.
Therefore, we strongly recommend you go for this drink for the experience, especially if you have a sweet tooth!
12. Roasted Oolong Tea With Evaporated Milk And Boba Pearls
The aroma of the Roasted Oolong Tea with Evaporated Milk and Boba Pearl from Happy Cup was apparent right away. The evaporated milk brings some sweetness to combat the bitter profile of the tea. While the consistency of the pearls is pleasant and irresistible.
Happy Cup is worth a try. The flavorful evaporated milk blends perfectly with the tea to make a delightful bubble tea!