From KOI to woobbee, here are Singapore's most popular bubble tea flavours
Bubble tea has been making news lately, with announcements about Gong Cha being replaced by home-grown brand LiHo, before news broke that Gong Cha will be returning to Singapore after all.
Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore asked staff at some of Singapore’s popular bubble tea chains about the drinks they sell to find out which are the favourites.
Here are some of the bubble tea drinks that Singaporeans love:
1. KOI The’s Bubble Milk Tea ($3.40 for medium size)
Despite the extensive menu at KOI The – more commonly referred to as KOI – and new selections like its most recent MATCHA range, the brand’s bubble milk tea is still the most popular drink of choice for Singaporeans. KOI currently has 42 outlets in Singapore, and offers golden bubbles instead of black pearls like other bubble tea brands.
2. LiHO’s Milk Guan Yin Tea ($3.50 for medium size without topping)
LiHO might be replacing Gong Cha’s flavours with its peculiar Cheese Tea, but the most popular flavour so far is the Milk Guan Yin Tea. This caused a bit of confusion when LiHO’s new menu was unveiled, because people thought it was referring to the Goddess of Mercy due to its name. The “guan yin” aspect of the drink refers to the “tie guan yin” (iron goddess) Chinese tea.
3. Sharetea’s Pearl Milk Tea ($2.90 for medium size)
Sharetea has several drinks that are more popular with customers, but the Pearl Milk Tea is one of the most commonly bought. Other popular drinks include its QQ Happy Family Milk Tea, Whole Lemon Green Tea and the Coffee Milk Tea, according to Sharetea.
4. Each A Cup’s Milk Tea ($2.80)
Each A Cup’s Milk Tea is the favourite drink of choice among its customers. The chain is possibly one of the oldest existing bubble tea brands in Singapore, having set up its first shop in Singapore in 1999 during the first bubble tea craze.
5. Woobbee’s Hazelnut Milk Tea ($3.20 for medium size)
Not as well known as other chains mentioned in this article, Woobbee’s Hazelnut Milk Tea is tied with its Honey Mint Milk Tea for the top spot. Woobbee claims to be the only bubble tea shop in Singapore which uses natural raw, unbleached sugar in its teas, and currently has three outlets in Singapore.
6. iTEA’s Grass Jelly Milk Tea ($2.70 for medium size)
The Grass Jelly Milk Tea is one of the best-selling drinks at iTEA, which also sells juices and dessert bowls. The chain has more than seven outlets in Singapore, with most of its outlets located in the heartlands.
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