Bubble tea or boba tea has taken the world by storm with its delicious concoctions of fruit or milk tea and wonderfully chewy pearls. If you are a fan of bubble tea and will be visiting Hong Kong in the near future, this guide is for you. You are in luck because Hong Kong is filled with a wide variety of great bubble tea shops, each one offering inventive as well as classic flavours. If you are planning your next trip to China and want to catch a sip of refreshing bubble tea whilst sightseeing on the go, below are 10 of the best shops for bubble tea in Hong Kong that you should definitely swing by.
1. Bubble Tea Work
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Bubble Tea Work is a popular bubble tea chain in Hong Kong that hails from Taiwan and are most well known for their delicious handmade pearls. If you are looking to step out of your comfort zone, you can sweeten up your day with flavours like taro, osmanthus, cherry blossom and matcha. Given that the brown sugar pearl milk tea is currently in trend, you can try out and snap a few photos of their brown sugar latte with pearls.
Bubble Tea Work
Address: 12 Victory Ave, Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 12:30pm – 10pm (daily)
2. TP Tea
TP Tea’s flagship branch in Queen’s Road Central is one of Hong Kong’s first milk tea shops to be opened. Today, you can quench your thirst with one of TP Tea’s high-quality drinks mixed with all-natural ingredients such as tea leaves and raw honey on almost any street corner in Hong Kong’s city centre. You might want to give their speciality Tie Guan Yin Tea Latte a try!
Address: 151 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (daily)
3. Ten Ren's Tea
Ten Ren’s Tea aims to promote the culture of traditional Chinese tea making while also pushing the boundaries of bubble tea fusion drinks with inventive flavours like their teazer teas, which come in plenty of fascinating flavours such as taro, sweet potato and matcha. It goes without saying, however, that their signature bubble milk tea will forever be a classic worth trying.
Ten Ren's Tea
Address: Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Hennessy Rd, 500, No. 1 Hennessy, 10th Floor, Hysan Place, Eslite Book Shop SK01 Counter Hysan Place
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am – 9:30pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm – 9.30pm
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4. The Alley
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The Alley prides itself on having one of the best brown sugar milk tea with pearl drinks in the world. Despite its premium prices, many local office workers and students alike flock to The Alley over lunch and in the evenings for a cup of their refreshing drink. Their Iron Goddess Milk Tea, Trio Assam Black Milk Tea, Brown Sugar Deerioca Milk and Brown Sugar Ginger Roasted Milk are but a few of the many must-try flavours on sale in The Alley Hong Kong’s stalls.
Address: Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, Nathan Rd, 27-33號, Alpha House, Underground F shop
Website: The Alley
Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm (daily)
5. Tiger Sugar
Tiger Sugar was one of the first bubble tea brands in Hong Kong to have put the “striped” brown sugar bubble milk tea on the market. Today, it still remains one of the bubble tea shops with the longest queue despite fierce competition in the brown sugar pearl arena. If you are travelling to the Causeway Bay area just for a cup of Tiger Sugar bubble tea, be prepared to queue up for at least an hour during after-work hours.
Address: Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Jardine’s Bazaar, 36 Shop No. 3 underground
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (daily)
6. KOI Thé
KOI Thé is a popular bubble tea store in Hong Kong known for their golden pearls, also known as golden bubbles. You might want to try some of their seasonal, highly creative flavours such as their Pop-Pop tea latte inspired by the lovely caramel popcorn, or just go back to the basics with their classic pearl milk tea or delicious matcha macchiato.
Address: Hong Kong, Mong Kok, Bute St, 49 A
Opening hours: 12pm – 11pm (daily)
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A key feature of Heytea that sets it apart from the rest of its contenders it that it sells not just a mean cup of bubble tea but also many delicious flavours of ice cream. If you are looking to cool down after a long walk through the vibrant streets of Hong Kong, you can stop by for an Oolong Tea with pearl drink or try out their latest taro soft serve.
Address: Hong Kong, Sha Tin, Sha Tin Centre St, 18 Shop 408, 4th Floor, Phase 1, New Town Plaza
Opening hours: 10am – 10:30pm (daily)
8. Cha Long
Cha Long cafe serves up some amazing classic flavours like the tie guan yin tea with pearls but also excites its fans with new and inventive seasonal flavours from time to time. For instance, the Japanese Peach drink is definitely worth a try over the fall season for its sweet yet refreshing taste, and the Mid Autumn Limited Cha with star fruit and grape pulp helps you to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival with friends and family in taste.
Address: 100qrc, Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Website: Cha Long
Opening hours: 8am – 7pm (daily)
9. CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is well-known not just in Hong Kong but also around the world for its affordable yet authentic bubble teas made with quality ingredients. There is only one CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice located in the Wan Chai district, close to many key places of interest such as the Victoria Harbour and Golden Bauhinia Square. If you are keen to sip on a refreshing cup of classic bubble milk tea or caramel milk tea while taking a stroll through these great places of interest, do drop by CoCo on your next trip to Hong Kong.
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
Address: 84 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Website: CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
Opening hours: 10:30am – 10:30pm (daily)
When in Hong Kong
If you are a bubble tea lover keen on satisfying your bubble tea cravings with authentic and delicious bubble tea on your next trip to Hong Kong, be sure to check out the 10 most amazing bubble tea shops in Hong Kong before your next trip there! The experience is out of the world and there are choices of flavour for everyone to enjoy a sip. Introduce yourself or your friends and family to the popular bubble tea.
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