13 Unique Bubble Milk Teas You Need To Try To Complete Your Boba Life

We're spilling the (milk) tea.

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Is there anything better than gulping down your favourite cooling cup of milk tea to beat the hot Malaysian khatulistiwa heat?

The answer is, no.

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Milk teas are now an essential part of our food culture. These fragrant creamy drinks have become a craze all over the world with no sight of slowing down.

More and more shops are popping up around Malaysia recently *with their own unique take of this beloved Asian thirst-quencher.

Gone are the days where we had to decide only between Gong Cha or Chatime ;D

Check out these 13 unique milk teas to level-up your boba life:

1. 'Tiger-striped' Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cream Mousse @ Tiger Sugar Bubble Tea

This popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand is known for their signature 'tiger-striped' milk teas. This yummy Brown Sugar Boba drink is deliciously made with four types of Taiwanese brown sugar syrup, fresh milk, mini bobas (which are cooked in brown sugar water), and topped with a thick creamy mousse. 

P.s - They just opened their first outlet in Malaysia this January, so expect long queues until the craze dies down!

Address: Tiger Sugar, LG1, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily) 

More info on Facebook.

2. 'Split-cup' Milk Tea @ Leaf & Bean

This one is especially for those of you who always have an existential crisis in the midst of deciding which tea flavour to order. With their ingenious 'split-cup', Leaf & Bean gives you the joy of having your usual tea drink while trying a new drink flavour at the same time!

Leaf & Bean, No. 102A, Jalan Rimbunan Raya, Wilayah Persekutuan, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours:
12pm - 11am (Sunday - Thursday)
12pm - 12am (Friday & Saturday)

Contact: +603 6243 5113

More info on Facebook.

3. Crème Brûlée Matcha With Red Bean @ Royaltea

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Why not have your milk tea and dessert at one go? This Crème Brûlée Matcha with Red Bean drink might sound too rich for anyone's palate, but it actually has a good texture and gives a harmonious taste of both sweet and salty flavours.

Skip the straw. The best way to enjoy this drink is to chug it straight from the cup, leaving you with a nice thick foam 'stache. :P 

Address: Royaltea Kota Damansara, 1G 1 Kota Damansara, Jalan PJU 5/4, Dataran Sunway, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening hours: 12pm - 2am (Daily)

Contact: +603 7497 5031

More info on Facebook.

4. Charcoal Pearl Organic Oolong Milk Tea @ Chatto

This Japanese-inspired tea bar in Johor serves you a cooling cup of organic oolong milk tea with activated charcoal that can help detox your body naturally. It's said to be able to aid with your hangovers, relieve indigestion, and help with bloating.

 Chatto, 73A, Jalan Anggerik Emas 1, Taman Perusahaan Ringan Pulai, 81300 Skudai, Johor.

Opening hours: 11.30am - 11.30pm (daily)

Contact: 012 771 6356

More info on Facebook.

5. Black Bubble Tea Milk @ Moojicha Malaysia

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Moojicha's Kao Ne Ne drink is as unique as a milk tea can get! This flavourful beverage is topped with black sugar which is then torched to give a nice smoky aroma and taste. Their pearls are homemade and comes in a form of white chewy orbs, which makes it a little bit more special than other pearls around!

Address: Moojicha, Jln Dataran Cheras 5 Cheras Traders Square, 43200 Cheras 9 Miles, Selangor.

Opening hours:
12.00pm - 12.00am (Monday - Thurday)
12.00pm - 12.30am (Friday) 
11am - 12.30am (Saturday & Sunday)

Contact: +6011 3999 3199

More info on Facebook.

6. Colourful Ombre Milk Teas @ Yumcha My

This shop is known to have the most aesthetically pleasing milk teas around with their colourful ombre presentation. Yumcha My's bubble teas are not only delicious and Insta-worthy, but they're also made from all-natural ingredients! You can enjoy a variety of yummy locally flavoured teas that's made using only genuine ingredients, fresh milk, and homemade pearls.

Address: Yumcha My, No. 39, Jalan PJS 11/9, 47500 Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya.

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (Daily)

More info on Facebook.

7. 'Boosted' Milk teas @ Tealive

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Tealive is the only milk tea shop that offers supplement powders that you can add to your favourite drink for a quick pick-me-up. These Tealive+ booster packs can help you with anything from increasing your metabolism, to supplying you with extra protein for those #legdays, to even aiding you to having better looking skin! 

Find the nearest branch to you here.

8. Sakura Pearl Milk Tea @ Cha Wan Jia Tea Bubble

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This tea shop in SS15 Subang Jaya is all about the pearls. You can find many unique and exciting pearl flavours here such as dragon fruit pearl and rainbow pearls. Have your favourite milk tea with their newest pink Sakura pearls inspired by the spring cherry blossom season in Japan.

Address: Cha Wan Jia Tea Bubble, No. 34, Jalan SS 15/8, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Opening hours:
11.30am - 12.00am (Monday - Thursday, Saturday & Sunday)
11.30am - 1.00am (Friday)

Contact: +603 5611 5556

More info on Facebook.

9. Mango "Dirty Drink" @ Muyoo+

Take a sip of this refreshing smoothie-like drink, made using only freshly-cut mangoes and fresh milk, from their 'dirty drinks series.' You can also opt for the stawberry version that is just as tasty. Muyoo's thirst-quenching drinks are made only with fresh ingredients, without syrups and artificial flavouring.

Address: Muyoo+, F-07 Level 1, Eko Cheras Mall, Taman Mutiara Barat, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

Contact: 012 395 0246

More info on Facebook.

10. Garden Milk Tea @ The Alley

This shop serves milk teas that look like a garden in a cup! These fragrant, quirky cups of tea are made from hand-picked tea leaves, homemade chewy tapioca bubbles, and topped with cookie crumb 'soil', and a sprig of mint leaf 'plant'.

Find the nearest branch to you here.

11. Horlicks Milk Tea @ Chatime

A special shout-out to this Horlicks-flavoured milk tea in Chatime! It has been in the menu for a while now but is seriously underrated. The delicious taste of this malt-flavoured drink shouldn't have have to be explained. If you (like me) were obsessed with those Horlicks 'tablet' candy in your childhood, you would definitely love this!

Find the nearest branch to you here.

12. Soymilk Pearl Milk Tea @ Soylab

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If you're lactose intolerant (but are still reading this article cause #milkteaislyfe), or are just looking to reduce your dairy intake, check out this newly opened cafe in Damansara Uptown. Enjoy a variety of soymilk teas that are just as yummy as regular milk teas (if not even better)! It's definitely a soy-lover's heaven here as they serve soy-themed beverages and desserts that are made using only non-GMO beans.

Address: Soylab, No. 104, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening hours:
1pm - 11pm (Tuesday - Sunday)
Closed on Mondays. 

Contact: 03 7731 6099

More info on Facebook

13. Petite Golden Bubble Milk Tea @ KOI Thé

These cute, white "Petite Pearls" are KOI's latest addition to their hand-made artisan milk teas. These tiny snowball-like pearls are made from all-natural ingredients and are extra chewy than the regular-sized black pearls. Enjoy a really unique and fun textured drink by topping it with both the Petite Pearls and KOI's larger signature Golden Pearls!

Find the nearest branch to you here

Check out our SAYS Makan Guide for more yummy places to eat and Like our new SAYS Makan Facebook if you’re a big foodie like us!

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