Just the word itself, bubble milk tea brings so much joy! It makes you happy when you’re sad and it makes you happier when you are already happy. Bubble milk tea is the key to a long, happy, and prosperous life! Well, there’s no scientific research regarding it but that doesn’t make it not true! Today, we are going to tell you the Top 10 Best Bubble Milk Tea Stores In Kuala Lumpur! *squeals and explodes in joy*
Before we start, let’s break down some super cool facts about this amazing unicorn-like drink!
- Bubble milk tea is super tas-tea! You know, tasty but instead of “ty”, it is “tea”. Hehe. Puns!
- It is originated from Taiwan (you’ll see many of them in this list), and the “bubble” part is actually the froth that you get from shaking the drink.
- There are many colourful toppings, but the most common one is tapioca pearls.
- People normally judge how good a tea is based on the texture of the tapioca pearls.
- The best way to put the straw in the drink is to hold the top with your thumb and make sure it is airtight before stabbing (sorry for sounding gruesome) it in!
Let’s get this list started!
Top 10 Best Bubble Milk Tea Stores In Kuala Lumpur
1. Koi Thé (Taiwan)
Or, fondly known as Koi in Malaysia, is number one of the list. With good reasons, too! Their signature drink, Golden Bubble Milk Tea is the definition of bubble milk tea perfection! As tea artisans, the team from Koi truly perfected the art of making the best creamy milk tea. On top of that, it is topped with their signature bubbles. It is beautiful, and super chewy!
? Sunway Pyramid | ⏰ Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
? Website | ?03 5611 9711
2. Gong Cha (Taiwan)
Also from Taiwan, the term, “Gong Cha” simply means offering tea to the royalty. Yup, you’re a royalty. You know they take their tea seriously when they harvest the best quality tea leaves that is certified to make you the perfect cup! Taste their Signature Wintermelon Tea (sweet and strong) topped off with milk foam (super creamy and addictive) and white pearls (chewy and bouncy)!
? Suria KLCC | ⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
? Website | ?03 2162 2328
3. The Alley (Taiwan)
They Alley is one of the newest bubble milk tea stores in Malaysia! For The Alley, they make their very own sugar cane syrup to make sure their drinks has the right kind of sweetness. Oh, they make their own tapioca pearls too! The best drink to order is Brown Sugar Deerioca Fresh Milk. You’ll get to taste the perfect combination of fresh milk, sugar cane syrup, and tapioca pearls!
? SS15 | ⏰ Opens daily, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
? Website | ?03 5612 5656
4. Royaltea (China)
Royaltea is the first bubble milk tea store to introduce cheese tea to Malaysia. They make the perfect tea by using modern technologies and a little bit of traditional charm. Their tea leaves are imported from Taiwan whereas the cheese is from Europe! Order a Royal Cheese Oolong Tea with pearls and tilt it 45 degrees to have the first wondrous sip of happiness!
? Sri Petaling | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
? Website | ?03 9054 4558
5. Chatime (Taiwan)
Chatime is Malaysia’s OG of bubble milk tea! At Chatime, they handpick every each tea leave, coffee bean, and cocoa. You’ll love Chatime because they have so many series such as signature milk tea series, chocolate series, iced fruit tea, and so much more! Go-to drink? Grass Jelly Roasted Milk Tea, of course! Although, there are no pearls in it. Ah, you can always add another topping! Hehe.
? KL Sentral | ⏰ Opens daily, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
? Website | ?03 6211 3891
6. Regiustea (Hong Kong)
Regiustea story time! With Japanese Yugu authentic green tea, New Zealand cheese, French light cream, and Zun goods of the original tea – pretty sure you’re tasting the best things every parts of the world has to offer. So, what’s good? Another pioneer of cheese tea, you have to try White Peach Oolong Tea with toppings! Unlike Royaltea, Regiustea’s cheese is milder.
? Pavilion | ⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
? Website | ?010 299 9191
7. Tealive (Malaysia)
How do you pronounce it? According to them, it is pronounced as “ti-life”! So, what’s fancy about Tealive? They are always innovating limited edition drinks every month, and most of them are locally inspired. Apart from that, they have Tealive +, antioxidants, and collagens for your drinks! For starters, you can try their Signature Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea! It has a strong taste of tea, with a little pinch sweetness, and bouncy pearls!
? NU Sentral | ⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
8. Hail’s Dessert & Soft Serve Cafe (Malaysia)
Hail’s Dessert & Soft Serve is very well known for their desserts, especially their super soft, and creamy soft serve. But, did you know that they have bubble milk tea as well? And, they’re have pretty ombre colours! So exciting! Just a take a look at their Dreamy Blue Milktea, the colour is made out from butterfly pea flowers. Oh, if you are done with drinks, they have bubble tea ice-cream too! Bombs!
? Petaling Jaya | ⏰ Opens daily except Wednesday, 12:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
? Facebook | ?03 7732 7077
10. Chai Yo (Malaysia)
Chai Yo pushes boundaries with tea. Instead of having normal black, and green tea, they find brewing methods and new ways for people to indulge in tea. Apart from tea, they infused other ingredients including cinnamon, chocolate, cucumber, beetroot, and more into their drinks! Try their signature drinks such as Spicy Dynasty, a mixture of cinnamon, oolong, chai spices, with a little bit of hazelnut tones. Toppings available!
? Sunway Pyramid | ⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
9. Leaf & Bean (Malaysia)
Unlike the rest in this list, Leaf & Bean is not an official bubble milk tea store. It is a cafe that serves fusion food, cakes, and drinks! They have their Mad Hatter series, where finger food is placed on top of the cup, and they have cups that split into two (two drinks at once?!). Some of their bestsellers include Exclusive Milk Tea + Black Pearls, Sakura Rose Sencha, and Green Tea Latte Red Bean!
? Cheras | ⏰ Opens daily, 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
? Pork-Free |?03 9108 2555
That’s a (bubble) wrap for this list! What are you excited to try? Did we miss out on your favourite store? Let us know in the comments!