Bubble / Fruit Tea

Bubble / Fruit Tea

Featuring habitat by honestbee, HOLLIN (Toa Payoh), Bober Tea (Bishan), Cafe Pal, Fruce (Wisma Atria), R&B Tea (Marina Square), LiHO (Bugis+), Seoi Gor Cafe, TP Tea (Changi Airport Terminal 2), TaiGai
Triffany Lim
Triffany Lim

A relatively new cafe that serves beverages and cakes in International Plaza. They were busy at the time I visited and there are some teething issues. We ordered 2 cups of kumquat tea but were given pineapple tea instead and when we notified them about the wrong order, they still got the replacement wrong and we decided to take it coz we were running late.

The fruit tea here is freshly made with fresh fruit upon order. They were refreshing and a thirst quencher on hot and humid weather. The fruits were mashed into smaller bits so that it can be consumed with the drink through a straw. They also included white pearls in both beverages. They are having some promotion right now and we were charged for a medium cup with free upgrade to a large cup.

Thanks to Burpple Beyond, we get to enjoy 2 Beverage for the price of 1 ✌ (U.P $5.50/large)

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Brewed to order traditional tea using a teapresso machine. We get to choose to customise your drink with a choice of tea base (green tea, osmanthus oolong tea, high mountain pouchong tea, black tea, dong ding oolong tea or cassia black tea) for $3.20 then add a mixer (honey, green lemon, passion fruit, mango, cream, fresh milk or mousse) fir $1.00 - $1.50 and toppings (bubble grass jelly, coconut jelly or konjac jelly) for $0.50 - $1.00

I gotten myself a cup of Dong Ding oolong tea with mousse. Tea lovers would love the tea from Chicha because of their rich, strong and aromatic tea flavour. I added mousse to get that milky and creamy texture to my tea and I simply love it 》$4.70

Taro all the way from Dajia district in Taichung. According to LiHO, the taro used are freshly steamed, peeled and smashed often to ensure the quality of the drinks. This DaJia Taro Fresh Milk comes with taro paste and colorful chewy unicorn pearls. The sweetness of the taro paste blends well with fresh milk 》$7.30/large

I would prefer the earl grey milk tea rather than the chrysanthemum milk tea that turns out to be too diluted and healthy for me. The earl grey tea has a very nice and distinct fragrance that lures me to it. Not the best tea out there but good enough to settle a craving.

Redeem this 1-for-1 Cold Brew Milk Tea on Burpple Beyond (U.P. $3.20 Each) ✌

Comes with a choice of large bobas/mini pearls layered with brown sugar and fresh milk 》$5.30

There is no option to customise the ice and sugar level. I ordered the mix and preferred the large bobas as it give a warm, soft and chewy texture which was not present in the mini pearls. I felt this a little overpriced comparing with the other players out there that sells similar brown sugar boba milk too. Nonetheless, it's worth a try!

Good things must wait. Be prepared to wait a little longer than usual at CHICHA San Chen because they weigh every cup of tea leaves and brew them individually with a teapresso machine. I was there on a weekday afternoon with a short queue and a small crowd, the waiting time after placing my order is about 20mins.

They don't exactly have a menu over here because everything is made to order. We get to choose our own Tea ($3.20) + Mix/Juice ($1.00 - $1.50) + Toppings ($0.50 - $1.00) of your choice. Alternatively, you can go with their popular combinations to save all the trouble and headaches.

We went with their Dong Ding Oolong Fresh Milk Tea with Konjac Jelly and High Mountain Pouchong Tea with Lemon Juice, both with 100% sugar. Their teas are not too sweet and if I am to compare it with other bubble tea shops, I would gauge their 100% sugar to about 65% sugar in other bbt shops. I preferred the Dong Ding Oolong rather than High Mountain Pouchong Tea as it has a nicer aroma and stronger taste while the other feels light and refreshing with the lemon in it.

Dong Ding Oolong Fresh Milk Tea》$4.70 + $1 Konjac Jelly
High Mountain Pouchong Tea with Lemon Juice》$4.20

Fresh grapes blended with aromatic Lan Xiang Oolong Tea and topped with grape-infused cheese milk crown》$5.90

Golden pealrs are available for free but it was recommended not to have this with pearls.

Tai Gai is currently running a 1-for-1 promo for their pulpy black grape kiss till 31 May 2019.

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Tried Playmade before Hollin and they both have the same concept of preparing freshly made pearls (no artificial flavouring or preservatives) with interesting flavours. Hollin rotates their pearl flavour every day with honey while pearls available daily. Visited on a Sunday and the flavour of the day is fresh rock salt pearls. Redeemed 1-for-1 beverage with Burpple Beyond ✌

Caramel (Black) Tea Rock Salt Macchiato
》U.P. $4.20 (Medium) + $0.70 Fresh Rock Salt Pearls
The staff recommended either 25% or 50% sugar as caramel is already sweet on it's own. Took the 25% sugar option and it turned out well with those chewy and salty rock salt pearls. The macchiato cream are whipped to a smooth light texture and beaten with a dash of rock salt.

Pink Guava Rock Salt Macchiato
》U.P. $3.90 (Medium) + $0.70 Honey White Pearls
The recommended sugar level for this was  25% or 50% together with honey pearls as it may taste weird with rock salt pearls. Decided to go with 50% and it was a little sweet. Perhaps 25% would be just nice. Honey pearls feels like a softer and sweeter version of KOI's golden bubble.

Daily - Honey White Pearls
Mon - Bittersweet Matcha Pearls
Tue - Rich Cocoa Pearls
Wed - Palmy Coconut Pearls
Thu - Invigorating Coffee Pearls
Fri - Roasty Peanut Pearls
Sat - Lustrous Black Sesame Pearls
Sun - Fresh Rock Salt Pearls

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It's Just Peachy with Rose Cloud
Winter White Grape with Cheese Cloud

I personally prefer cheese cloud (salted) while the boyf prefers rose cloud (sweet). Winter white grape has a nice aroma while retaining the taste of tea while the peachy drink reminds me of pink dolphin but the boyf denies.

1-for-1 Beverage with Burpple Beyond ✌ (U.P. $5.50 Each)

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Oolong Tea with Cheese 》$5.50

The addictive cheese foam is salty and paired perfectly with their fragrant oolong tea 😍 I'll definitely revisit but not as frequent as the price is on the high side.

Visted Heytea on a weekday afternoon and there was no queue! ✌

Lemon-Lime Calpis 》$5.50/12oz + $1 Konjac Jelly

Lemon lime calpis was ok but I guess my choice to add konjac jelly was wrong. The konjac jelly came with a weird smell/taste, like its being caramelised or something?

😩 *Sigh* when I saw how the drink was being prepared in 3 layers.

Golden Bubble + 'Brown Sugar' Syrup + Fresh Milk 》$4.10 + $0.60 Golden Bubble

I was expecting the bubbles to be cooked together with brown sugar but I'm wrong. Don't even expect the syrup to be warm coz it was poured from a squeeze sauce bottle *2nd sigh* 😩😩 The experience got worse when they shake (mix) my drink before it reaches my hand. It looks like a cup of iced coffee with pearls. There goes my photo of pretty brown sugar swirls *BIG SIGH* 😩😩😩😩

I didn't have the chance to take a sip of the plain fresh milk/brown sugar base after everything was mixed up upon collection. The overall beverage taste like gula melaka milk. It has that very strong gula melaka (palm sugar) instead of brown sugar taste which I didn't like. For the priced paid for this drink, I think I would just stick to KOI milk tea and skip their 'brown sugar' series.

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