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Bubble and Milk Tea: Top 7 Places for Taiwanese Tea in Hong Kong

16 February, 2017
Eat & Drink

Bubble and Milk Tea: Top 7 Places for Taiwanese Tea in Hong Kong

Time for Tea!

 

It’s safe to say that I’ve been obsessed with Bubble Tea since moving to Hong Kong!

The shaken and milky Taiwanese tea with small tapioca bubbles is the perfect antidote to a hot day – not only is the slightly sweet bevvie a great refresher but they’re super cheap! And to continue adding fuel to my addiction, I’ve had to round up some of the best bubble tea joints around town

Featured image sourced via Pinterest. All other images sourced via respective Facebook pages.

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KOI thé Hong Kong

If you happen to be amidst the Ladies Market in Mong Kok, swing by KOI thé Hong Kong to quench your thirst. This was the first bubble tea I sampled and it was perfect!

Koi is a part of a chain which offers traditional bubble teas as well as a range of fun flavours (think caramel hazelnut black tea macchiato!). You can order by level of sweetness or opt for none at all. I personally prefer the original, lightly sweetened at just $20 a pop! Choose between small or large sizes with prices ranging between $14 – $33.

Koi thé Hong Kong, Hung Tat Building, 55 Dundas Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, www.koicafe.com.hk

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ShareTea

If you happen to stumble across a ShareTea anywhere in this city, definitely stop and order. With various locations across the 852, ShareTea serves up, in my opinion, some of the best and most reliable bubble tea in town!

The cups are massive and the original milk tea ($17) is divine. With just the right amount of tea flavouring, the tapioca pearls are a wonderful jelly consistency and provide the ultimate pop of texture (literally!)

ShareTea, various locations across Hong Kong, www.1992sharetea.com

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CoCo

Coco originated in Dansui, Taiwan and has gained much popularity for their version of the milk-based bubble tea drink over the years.

Now spread as far and wide as Brooklyn in NYC, Coco also has a steady fan base here in Honkers, offering up a range of fruit teas, milk teas, lattes, slushies as well as smoothies.

CoCo, 84 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/cocoteahk

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TenRen's Tea

Long lines can only mean good things here in Hong Kong! For a very local experience, consider TenRen’s Tea. You can taste the high quality brew and the milky tea is silky and flawless.

Whether you prefer oolong, green or black tea, the drinks are consistently good – you can’t go wrong with anything here!

TenRen’s Tea, Rejoice Court, Shop 4, G/F, 24, 18 Fa Yuen St, Mong Kok / Eslite Spectrum, Shop L110C, 1/F, Cityplaza,18 Taikoo Shing Road, Hong Kong

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Gong Cha

With instantly recognisable takeaway cups, you can spot happy slurpers from a mile away and all over Hong Kong! Gong Cha offer up a massive drinks selections and milky options.

All drinks are under $30 and if tapioca balls don’t do it for you, you can select your own extras like coconut or coffee jelly, pudding and aloe vera! But when all else fails, go for the black milk tea with tapioca pearls. From Mong Kok to North Point, Gong Cha takeaways can be found all over.

Gong Cha, various locations across Hong Kong, www.gong-cha.com

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Chatime

With tea chains taking Southeast Asia, the UAE and Australia by storm, Chatime prepares handmade milky morsels for thirsty Hong Kongers all over the city. Available in heaps of different flavours from Wintermelon to Americano, this is one pitstop worth making.

Chatime, various locations across Hong Kong

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Teakha

A cute and cosy café on Tai Ping Shan street, Teakha not only serves delish pastries, nibbles and brunch bites, but a whole host of organic teas too!

Perfect to stop by and cool off after a Sunday stroll, their milk teas are some of the best in city. Trust us when we say that the Keemun Milk Tea with Red Date Honey is really something else!

Teakha, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/teakhaHK

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