Regardless of fixed reminders from the well being powers-that-be concerning the (not-so?) hidden sugars and energy in bubble tea, most of us nonetheless insist on indulging. Not less than, that appears to be the case, judging from the inflow of latest manufacturers once in a while and the perpetual lengthy queues at sure shops.
So right here we’re, as soon as once more, with three new spots so that you can strive â€” for those whoâ€™re not uninterested in milk tea but.
The following in line to mix bubble tea with pastries (The Alley Luxe at Orchard Cineleisure additionally involves thoughts), Lalune is the work of a 23-year-old NTU graduate and her mom. It not too long ago arrived in Singapore after opening two retailers in Shanghai, and is already taking a look at Malaysia and Thailand as potential areas.
Located proper throughout from Koi within the basement of the Somerset mall, the tiny stall attracts you in with its lovely-looking croissants ($2.90-$3.90 every), which are available flavors like chocolate, custard, apple cinnamon, and strawberry, delicately positioned subsequent to hazelnut and cherry danishes ($3.50 every).
To go together with your buttery nibbles, the drinks are available substantially-sized bottles, which makes it simple to seize â€™em and go. After all, thereâ€™s the same old milk tea with pearls ($3.50) and brown sugar pearl milk ($4) flavors, however you can even get oolong milk tea ($3.50) or peach oolong milk tea ($3.50). Those that want fruity blends can sip on ardour fruit inexperienced tea ($5), contemporary mango with milk ($5), or dragon fruit with oolong tea ($5).
B3-48A 313 @ somerset, 313 Orchard Rd. 9833-5112. Mon-Sat 10am-10pm, Solar 10am-8pm.Â
One in every of Taiwanâ€™s hottest bubble tea manufacturers â€” itâ€™s often known as Milkshop there â€” Milksha claims to make its drinks with contemporary milk and pure components, sans preservatives and chemical components. First launched in 2004, the corporate has since expanded to China and Hong Kong, with over 200 retailers attracting the crowds.
Beloved for its honey pearls, that are cooked in Taiwan and frozen earlier than theyâ€™re flown to our shores, the shop additionally brings in toppings like grass jelly and pudding. Its drinks fall into 4 classes: contemporary milk, contemporary milk tea latte, premium tea, and â€œparticular concoctions.â€ However for those whoâ€™re too overwhelmed by the choice, strive signatures akin to azuki matcha milk ($5.60), contemporary taro milk ($5.60), Valrhona 100% cocoa milk ($4.80), orange inexperienced tea ($4.20), and Earl Gray latte with honey pearl ($4.80).
Two retailers, together with #02-375/376 Suntec Metropolis, Three Temasek Blvd and #02-Okay07 Funan, 107 North Bridge Rd. Opening instances: Each day 11am-10pm.Â
CBD employees can now be part of within the sugar excessive, now that The Second has opened its doorways at Telok Ayer. One other Taiwanese chain new to our shores, the shop is known for its IG-worthy gray milk tea ($5.80-$6.80), which mixes bamboo charcoal with contemporary milk for an ombre impact. Comparatively new to the drinks scene, the model received its begin in 2017, and now presents a sequence of milk teas, fruit teas, lemon juice drinks, and flavored teas.
However for those who donâ€™t give two hoots about social media and have a tendency to draw back from unfamiliar flavors, strive as an alternative their matcha latte, oolong inexperienced tea, or plum lemon inexperienced tea. Extra uncommon choices embrace brown sugar ginger tea, plum cola, winter melon latte, and kumquat lemon inexperienced tea.
#01-06A, 51 Telok Ayer St. 9654-5289. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-3pm.
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