There was once a time when we used to huddle outside makeshift stores in sweaty school uniforms, jostling to order a $1.50 “Blueberry snowshake please”. Bubble tea has been a thing since 2005, when it first hit Singapore. You remember it don’t you? That moment when the cold sugary concoction slid up the fat straw and first touched your tongue, and the almost rude invasion of pearls puffing your cheeks up. We were all hooked — ahhhh, sweet, sweet goodness.
While we’ve all grown up, thankfully, so has Bubble Tea. As if having outgrown their awkward pubescent stage of flimsy plastic exteriors and alarmingly neon syrup-based sludge, they’ve come back into our lives as stylish, sturdy cups boasting hip logos, topped with fancy foams and filled with all sorts of....fillings. Once again, how can we resist?
But with this drastic transformation comes a problem we’re all too familiar with — there are just too many options for each of these new flavours, foams and fillings. Which cheese foam is the cheesiest? Which brown sugar milk tea is the most brown-sugary? Which will give you a heart disease faster? Which fruit tea has real fruit? Which cup do I like to hold more? Which pearl is chewier??? So, here’s a breakdown we hope you’ll find useful for your BBT journey.
✔️ Category: Cheese Foam
R&B: Topped with a toasty, fragrant layer of torched cheese — more gao, satisfies that cheesy need.
HEYTEA: lighter, some might find it easier to finish
R&B: “The sweetness of the brown sugar complemented the milk — it was surprisingly well balanced.” - Burppler Calida Aurelia Soh ]]>👅👅😍😍