Bubble Tea Fanatic: 12 Best BBT Brands, Vouchers and Boba Merch

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Just when you thought the battle for best bubble tea in Singapore was done and dusted, veterans like HeyTea enter the market to once again stir up the Singaporean craze for bubble tea. From Instagrammable brown sugar milk teas to unique takes on cheese teas, here are our candidates for the best bubble tea brands in Singapore!

Best bubble tea brands in Singapore

It’s time to hydrate and we aren’t talking about your water intake. We’re referring to the nation’s favourite beverage — bubble tea! Also known as boba tea, this yummy beverage has been an undying trend in Singapore ever since the Sweet Talk days. Did you know that there’s more than 60 bubble tea brands on our shores now? With so many choices, it’s important to pick the right brand to satisfy your cravings. And we’re here to help! From R&B to Wobbee, here are our candidates for the best bubble tea in Singapore!

Best bubble tea brands in Singapore

1. @AtTea — Drinks for a good cause

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Jam Hsiao’s fans, rejoice! @AtTea, founded by the famous multi-hypenated Taiwanese celebrity, Jam Hsiao, is coming to Singapore! This franchise opens on 27 April 2021 at Tiong Bahru Plaza and is hard to miss with its bright orange storefront — Hsiao’s favourite colour. @AtTea was established during the peak of the pandemic as Hsiao wanted to help create job opportunities for those who’re in need. This mindset inspired our local franchisee who was nearly forced into retrenching many of its employees during this trying time. With the opening of @AtTea in Singapore, the franchisee could retain its staff and likewise, provide more career opportunities for our local community! 

Show @AtTea your support and have a taste of their signature Tea Au Lait series ($4.90). To create Tea Au Lait, the tea is mixed with generous amounts of fresh milk from New Zealand to help neutralise its acidic flavour. This creates a mellow blend with a lighter note that’s easy on the palate. For a more savoury flavour, check out the cream cheese foam range ($6.30) with options like black tea, oolong tea and jasmine green tea. 

Address: Tiong Bahru Plaza, 298 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-158, S(168732)
Opening Hours: TBC

2. Milksha — Only the freshest ingredients

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Originated from Taiwan, Milksha has quickly earned itself a huge following after opening here in 2019. What sets it apart from many other Taiwanese best bubble tea brands in Singapore is its strong belief in using the freshest ingredients possible. From their milk to their signature yam paste, all ingredients are 100% natural and fresh without preservatives, artificial colouring or chemical additives. Trust us, this is as healthy as bubble tea goes! 

If you’re a huge fan or orh-nee (sweet yam paste), the Fresh Taro Milk ($5.60) will be right up your alley. Milksha imports the taro from Dajia, Taiwan. The taro is freshly steamed everyday and hand-mashed into paste at the outlets. The taro paste lends the drink a creamy smooth texture with a hint of nutty sweetness. This is a crowd pleaser regardless of age — even your grandmother will appreciate its wholesome taste!

Bubble tea vouchers to grab: Treat yourself to a cup of Milksha Fresh Taro Milk + Topping (Medium) at $6 or Milksha Premium Tea Series (Regular) at $1.49 when you purchase the vouchers online. Meanwhile, make your purchases with ShopeePay at Milksha physical stores to earn cashback!

Flagship Outlet Address: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-375/376, S(038983)
Check out their other outlets here
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm

*Do note that the voucher is only viewable on mobile

3. R&B Tea — A different form of brown sugar bubble tea

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If you thought brown sugar fresh milk couldn’t get any better, R&B Tea’s take on this will have you swooning with excitement! Their Brown Sugar Boba Milk With Cheese Brûlée ($4.80) has been taking social media pages by storm. Many cheese tea fans claim this to be one of the best bubble tea in Singapore. 

Featuring chewy tapioca pearls and rich fresh milk from Meiji as the base, the beverage is topped off with cream cheese and torched brown sugar to create a perfect sweet and salty balance. What’s also noteworthy is how R&B Tea takes great pride in the quality of their drinks, especially with their slow-cooked brown sugar tapioca pearls that’s specially imported from Taiwan!

Bubble tea vouchers to grab: Enjoy discounts when you purchase the Peach Oolong Brewed Tea (Regular) at $2.49 an the All In Milk Tea (Large) at $4.30 online with us! Moreover, be sure to use ShopeePay for your payment at physical stores for earn cashback!

Flagship Outlet Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-50, S(018956)
Check out their other outlets here
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 9.30pm

*Do note that the voucher is only viewable on mobile

4. Hey Yogurt — Bubble tea with a healthy twist

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It wouldn’t be too far fetched to say that Hey Yogurt is one of the best bubble tea brands in Singapore. Afterall, they offer familiar bubble tea classics with a yogurty twist — think Brown Sugar Boba Yogurt. Plus, yogurt shake is the latest addition to our bubble tea scene!

You can think of yogurt shakes as bubble teas made of yogurt and creative toppings such as fresh fruits and purple rice aside from the regular pearls. The Dreamy Purple Rice ($4.90) is the perfect pick if you’re looking for a filling drink to tide you to the next meal. It’s chock full of purple rice grains which makes for a nice chewy texture. For something more fruity, go for the Hey! Peach ($5.90) which contains fresh peach compote mixed in smooth creamy yogurt shake — perfect for a tangy dessert!

Bubble tea vouchers to grab: Check out the Hey Yogurt Lychee (Regular) at $5.50 and Hey Yogurt Milo Dinosaur at $3.99 online on Shopee. 

Flagship Outlet Address: Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1-03A, S(648886)
Check out their other outlets here
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm

*Do note that the voucher is only viewable on mobile

5. Yan Xi Tang — Bubble tea fit for the royals

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Are you a huge fan of the Chinese hit drama, Yan Xi Palace? You can now indulge in the best bubble tea in Singapore in a royal fashion with the Qing Dynasty inspired drinks from Yan Xi Tang! This bubble tea brand sections its huge tea range based on what the royals love. Think fresh teas for the empress, milk teas for the kings, fruit teas for the princes and fresh milks for the concubines. 

If you don’t identify with any of the royalties listed above, we suggest going for Yan Xi Tang signature drinks that won’t go wrong. The Honey Ceylon Pearl Milk Tea ($5.80) has a sweet citrusy note and an addictive nutty aftertaste that will have you coming back for more. Meanwhile, the Yan Xi Tang Oreo Chocolate Fresh Milk ($5) will satisfy any diehard chocoholics with its rich cocoa taste and crumbly oreo bits! 

Bubble tea vouchers to grab: Get the Yan Xi Tang’s Oreo Chocolate Fresh Milk (Large) for only $4 and Honey Ceylon Pearl Milk Tea With Pistachio at only $3.49 online. For in-store purchases at Yan Xi Tang outlets, use ShopeePay for extra convenience and enjoy cashback perks!

Flagship Outlet Address: Kembangan MRT Station, 55 Sims Avenue East, S(416551)
Check out their other outlets here
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 8pm

*Do note that the voucher is only viewable on mobile

6. Charlie Tea — Artisanal tea selection

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Not everyone looks at bubble tea the same way. Some regard them more as a dessert-like beverage, while others are more particular about the ‘tea’ in bubble tea. If you happen to fall in the latter category, Charlie Tea will tick all your boxes. 

Founded by BreadTalk, Charlie Tea prides itself in its superior tea quality sourced from artisanal growers from all around the world. The menu is built upon three main tea types — Green Jade (green tea), Mount Wu (oolong tea) and Red Pheonix (red tea). The Mount Wu Pink Cloud ($3) features a light oolong fragrance topped with the brand’s signature Pink Cloud cheese foam that’s both salty and creamy. The result? A refreshing robust flavour that can be enjoyed anytime of the day. 

Did we also mention that Charlie Tea sells a wide range of pastries and snacks? Grab a Tuna Sandwich Danish ($3.60) to go with your drink — your tea break can’t get any better than this!

Bubble tea vouchers to grab: Enjoy Charlie Tea’s tea-riffic offerings at a discount when you purchase the Mount Wu Pearl Milk Tea ($2.49) and Tea Jelly In Fresh Milk ($4.50) online. 

Flagship Outlet Address: Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, #B1-30, S(238872)
Check out their other outlets here
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 9pm

*Do note that the voucher is only viewable on mobile

7. Xing Fu Tang — Stir-fried brown sugar pearls

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With a highest sales record of 6,000 cups sold in a day at a single outlet in Taiwan, it’s no wonder Xing Fu Tang took Singapore by storm when it opened its first outlet in Century Square. Since then, the brand has earned itself the reputation as one of the best bubble tea brands in Singapore for brown sugar milk tea. 

What makes Xing Fu Tang stand out in this saturated market is its home-made stir-fried brown sugar pearls. The pearls are cooked in a wok at the front of the store and served while hot. This gives the pearls a light roasted flavour with a firm bite — a satisfying texture that many bubble tea brands failed to master. Needless to say, the Brown Sugar Boba Milk ($5.30) is a must-try while you’re at the store. 

For a more Instagram-worthy treat, try the Mango Smoothie And Rabbit Panna Cotta ($6.90). The adorable rabbit panna cotta is perched nicely atop the sweet mango smoothie and can be mixed into the drink for milky flavour. 

Bubble tea vouchers to grab: Get any drink from the Xing Fu Tang Brown Sugar Series at $4.49 or go back to basic with the Classic Black Tea at $2.49 online with us. For physical store purchases, be sure to use ShopeePay to earn cashback!

Flagship Outlet Address: Century Square, 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-22, S(529509)
Check out their other outlets here
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm

*Do note that the voucher is only viewable on mobile

8. I Love Taimei — The Northern Lights in a cup

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I Love Taimei is a familiar brand for most Singaporeans and has been serving up hearty Taiwanese street food portions since 2009. One of their hit beverages is the beautiful butterfly-pea flower tea that’s worthy for the ‘gram!

Inspired by the Aurora Borealis, you can now savour the Northern Lights ($4.90) in your hands! For those with a sweet tooth, this is right up your alley as it features mango Sprite and pearls filled with mango juice. With variating shades depending on the acidity of the drink, this series is surely in the running for best bubble tea in Singapore for aesthetically pleasing beverages.

Bubble tea vouchers to grab: Snag your cup of I Love Taimei Northen Light (Large) at $4.49 or the Milk Tea With Pearl (Medium) at only $1.49 online. Use ShopeePay when making your purchases at I Love Taimei physical outlets to enjoy cashback.

Address: Bugis Junction, 230 Victoria Street, #B1-K11, S(188024)
Check out their other locations here
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm

*Do note that the voucher is only viewable on mobile

9. HeyTea — The original cheese tea mastermind

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Who could’ve predicted that a quirky logo depicting a man drinking would have created such a mass following? HeyTea’s first overseas shop is in Singapore and it has been warmly welcomed by avid fans who’re more than willing to wait in line. If you’re a tapioca pearls fan, you might want to look away: every item except for the Very Strawberry Cheezo comes without the chewy bubbles.

For the uninformed, the King Fone Cheezo ($5.50) is HeyTea’s most popular option and is widely considered by many fans as one of the best bubble tea in Singapore! Leveraging on their wealth of cheese tea brewing experience, the New Zealand-imported cheese foam blends nicely with the subtle bitter undertones of oolong tea, making every sip savoury without the feeling of mouth dryness.

Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-29, S(238801)
Check out their other locations here
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm

10. Woobbee – Breaking bubble tea boundaries

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As new entrants attempt to penetrate the bubble tea market, it’s becoming increasingly tough for brands to differentiate themselves from the competition. To give its drinks an advantage, Woobbee uses the Pei Pa Koa cough medicine that we grew up with as a main ingredient for their bubble tea. 

The Herbal Mint Milk Tea ($4.20) is a sweet beverage that gives peppermint tea a run for its money. Given that Pei Pa Koa is a divisive ingredient, you definitely have to try it for yourself to understand why we think it qualifies as one of the best bubble teas in Singapore. Interestingly, Woobbee has been serving this minty concoction since 2013 but it’s only recently that this drink gained traction among bubble tea fans.

Address: Tanjong Pagar Plaza, 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-18, S(082001)
Check out their other locations here (login required)
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 10.30am – 7pm
Sat: 11.30am – 5.30pm

11. Hollin — Pearls of all flavours

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True pearl connoisseurs would know that tapioca pearls are more than just a tasty import from Taiwan. At Hollin, these tea artisans go above and beyond to concoct seven pearl flavours for bobo lovers. Apart from the usual honey white pearls, look out for coffee, matcha, strawberry, sesame, peanut, rock salt and cocoa flavoured pearls too. Psst, the latest addition to Hollin’s huge topping collection is osmathus pearls! With a pleasant floral fragrance, we are sure the osmanthus pearls will elevate any bubble tea flavour in an instant!

Bubble tea vouchers to grab: The next time your boba craving kicks in, get this Hollin 2 Large Sized Bubble Tea for $6.90 (available on ChopeDeals Official Store)!

Address: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-605/605A, S(038983)
Check out their other locations here
Opening Hours: Daily, 11:30am-10pm

12. Singwishes (previously known as HEETEA) — Refreshing fruit teas

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If you’re up for something different, Singwishes (previously known as HEETEA) has you covered! Despite the change in brand name due to some branding controversy, we’re glad to announce that Singwishes still retained most of its old menu, especially the Four Seasons Fruit Tea ($6.20)! This is one of the best bubble teas in Singapore as it is a bao ka liao (all-in-one) option for value-seeking Singaporeans. By including a vast variety of fresh fruit chunks like passionfruit, strawberry and calamansi, the refreshing beverage gains a much-needed tinge of sweetness that successfully balances out the oolong tea’s bitterness!

Bubble tea vouchers to grab: Save more while you indulge with the Singwishes 1 For 1 Mango Cheese Fruit Tea (available on ChopeDeals Official Store) at $6.20.

Flagship Outlet Address: Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road, #B1-46, S(059413)

Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 9pm

Bubble tea novelty items to tickle your fancy

For the boba aficionados, there are other ways to express your love for this beverage too. Once you’ve tried some of the best bubble tea in Singapore, how about stocking up on these cute bubble tea-inspired merchandise?

  • Pearl Milk Tea Airpods Case

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There’s no better place to store your airpods than in these adorable milk tea AirPods cases (available on BTS BT21). Bonus for the We Bare Bear fans too! They make the perfect gift, so go ahead and impress your friends with this cute find!

  • Honey Milk Tea Fragrance Oil

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You’re not a true bubble tea fanatic if your room doesn’t smell anything like one. The Honey Milk Tea Fragrance Oil (available on The Scent Supply Co) will help you do just that! Rather than a mellow milky scent, this fragrance oil has a stronger spice scent with clove leaf, cinnamon leaf and cardamom on top of coconut milk and raw honey notes. It makes the room smell delicious but not cloyingly sweet. Heed our advice — don’t use this fragrant oil when you’re feeling hungry or your stomach will growl endlessly! 

  • Bubble tea plushie

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There’s no better way to spend the weekend than curling up with your bubble tea plushie (available on ohsofresh) and binge watching your favourite 2021 Korean dramas! These bubble tea plushies come in various sizes and cute designs — think white milk bubble tea and pink strawberry bubble tea hug pal! Oh, don’t forget to get yourself a large cup of bubble tea to complete this cosy drama night at home. 

  • Bubble tea T-shirt

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Do you and your friends all love bubble tea? Show off your strong friendship and undying love for the beverage with matching bubble tea T-shirts (available on TheTeeSelections)! With a simple design that’ll suit both ladies and gentlemen, this bubble tea T-shirt is the perfect gift for your clique. It comes in a variety of colours including, white, grey, maroon and black so everyone can get a different colour if wearing completely matching shirts sounds a little corny to your pals. 

  • Bubble tea masks

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Since wearing a mask is mandatory right now, why not pick one that’s cute and bubble tea related instead! These bubble tea masks (available on Box Street) comes in three sizes — small, medium and large for both kids and adults. They come in endearing We Bare Bear inspired bubble tea designs and also LINE friends inspired ones too!

Sip away with the best bubble tea brands in Singapore

Before you head off to purchase your fill of chewy tapioca pearls, be sure to watch our Bubble Tea Mega Blind Test to find out our top picks among the best bubble tea brands in Singapore!

Love bubble tea so much that you want to have a go at making it yourself? Follow our bubble tea recipes to create your very own bubble tea at home! Also, if you’re in the mood to treat yourself, we suggest heading down to one of these best high tea spots to enjoy a cuppa and some delightful small bites!

This article was updated on 27 April 2021. Additional research done by Iris Tan.