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Featuring HOLLIN (Toa Payoh), HOLLIN (Suntec City), Steeped Tea Bar, MuYoo (Raffles City), Chun Yang Tea (Jewel Changi Airport), Clementi 881 Coffee Station, Yomie's Rice x Yogurt (CityLink Mall), Mr. Coconut (Far East Plaza), R&B Tea (Jem), Tiger Sugar (Holland Piazza)
R Goh
R Goh

The honey osmanthus oolong tea ($6.50) was smooth and fragrant, albeit sweet even at 0% sugar. The lemon green tea with aiyu jelly ($6.20) stood in stark contrast - shockingly tart even at 50% sugar. But it grows on you, and the aiyu jelly helps soothe over the sour tang. While pleasant and refreshing, I don’t think the drinks are worth its price - the teas are pre-brewed and stored in dispensers, and flavours are mostly from syrup. Pales in comparison to the espresso-brewed ones, especially at this price point!

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Heard lots about the matcha latte ($6.30) and it definitely lived up to the hype! The matcha whisked to order, then poured over milk with some sugar syrup. The matcha is thick and rich, balanced by the sweeter base. Also ordered the peach tie guan yin ($6.60) - I found it lacking in fruity fragrance, although it certainly was refreshing and had a strong tea flavour!

Steeped definitely exceeded all expectations! It may be on the pricier side, but it definitely shows in the quality and fragrance of its drinks. My personal favourite is the pear high mountain oolong ($6.30) - the slightly bitter tea hits first, before mellowing out to the sweetness of pear. Really liked the sandy texture of the pear purée! The soursop sencha ($6.60) wasn’t sufficiently tart and tasted predominantly like green tea, although there was a good bite in the small pieces of fruit.

The QQ happy family milk tea ($3.50) is my favourite drink to order! A true party with its many toppings - pearls, grass jelly, pudding, lychee jelly and red bean.

Didn’t get our pick of drinks as they had sold out of some flavours by 9 pm! The honey black tea latte ($4.20) was rather disappointing as the artificial sweetness overpowered the tea. It was very thin too, despite being a tea latte! Much preferred the cocoa RSM ($4.20) - tastes exactly like melted chocolate ice cream :-)

I love Chicha’s dong ding oolong milk tea ($4.70)!! It has a well-rounded roasted flavour and is thicker than most milk teas. Unfortunately, the outlet ran out of pearls by mid afternoon and I settled for coconut jelly (+ $1) - turned out to be an unsatisfying decision because it tasted exactly like regular konjac jelly, which I’m not a fan of. Grass jelly would have been a better choice!

Second time trying Tiger Sugar and it continues to fall short. The signature brown sugar boba milk ($5.50) holds a substantial amount of ice, which dilutes the milk significantly. The pearls are chewy but lack the warm saccharine richness you’d expect.

Bought a voucher for Muyoo’s brown sugar milk ($4.90) on Shopback! Unfortunately the Raffles City outlet closed at the end of July, and I ended up trudging to Siglap to redeem my voucher. Muyoo has the best brown sugar pearls - chewy and just the right level of sweetness! It remains my favourite amongst the many brands.

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Expected the black tea latte ($3.20) to be creamy with a strong tea flavour, but it was rather weak and tepid. Enjoyed the cocoa pearls ($0.70) - they were chewy and with a subtle bitter sweet chocolate taste!

Honey lime green tea ($3.20) was really refreshing on a hot day! Honey pearls ($0.70) were good as usual but the only thing we could taste was lime juice - all in all, not worth the premium price tag for something I can get at a coffeeshop!

A friend recommended this and said it’d be life changing, and boy was he right! The coconut shake ($4.40, regular) features a thick smoothie with bits of coconut flesh inside. It’s topped by a scoop of ice cream! I opted for 0% sugar and it was still a little on the sweet side. Surprisingly refreshing and a vvv yummy dessert!!

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Hollin is far from being my favourite bbt store, but the one for one certainly helps! Opted to try something new with their black tea rock salt macchiato ($4.20, large) and paired it with coffee jelly ($0.70). They recommend taking a sip before mixing the layers! The black tea is nothing to shout about but the macchiato foam certainly surprised me with its creamy richness, with a slight salty tinge. The coffee jelly gives a nice flavour contrast and some sweetness!

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