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12 Best Bubble Tea In Taipei, Taiwan - Updated 2020

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Sharadha
Sharadha
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It will be a great sin to leave Taipei without sipping the infamous bubble tea. While it is a known fact that Taiwanese people have a penchant for street food and the country’s major tourist attractions are the night markets, not a day goes by without enjoying the refreshing bubble tea after a heavy feast on the streets. Taiwanese bubble tea is a unique drink with flavors of milk, tea leaves, fruit, and tapioca balls! The best aspect of this tea is that you get to enjoy the chewy delight of tapioca as you sip on the tea. This amazing drink is also called Taiwanese pearl tea or boba tea and is available in many fruity flavors. Next time you’re in Taiwan and bubble tea cravings hit you, check out our list of the places serving the best bubble tea in Taipei, Taiwan.

1. Chun Shui Tang (春水堂)

Chun Shui Tang in West Kowloon Station 2018
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Chun Shui Tang is a popular bubble tea place in Taipei that first opened its doors for tea-lovers in the year 1983. This tea outlet is located less than a kilometer away from the presidential office building in Zhongzheng Road. Chun Shui Tang is known to be one of the pioneers in the bubble tea industry, serving rich, sweet bubble tea with the authentic traditional taste. This bubble tea shop boasts that its tea-makers are all tea-teachers and certified professionals who go through a rigorous training process in order to achieve the authentic taste. Chun Shui Tang is also famous for its quick and friendly service. The chewy, sweet tapioca balls soaked in their creamy tea is indeed an enjoyable bite you cannot miss in Taipei.

Chun Shui Tang (春水堂)

Address: B2, No.66, Sec.1, Zhongxiao West Road, Zhongzheng Road, Taipei Taiwan

Website: Chun Shui Tang (春水堂)

Opening hours: 11:30am - 8:50pm (daily)

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2. Sharetea (歇腳亭)

Sharetea

Sharetea is a popular chain of bubble tea shops with over 90 outlets in Taipei alone and a whole of more than 500 outlets across the globe. This enormous growth of this bubble tea brand from 1992 shows its popularity among people. This bubble tea outlet carries a modern decor, well-groomed staff, and the latest features like photo-booths. Popular drinks at Sharetea are whole fruit tea, strawberry mojito, ruby black tea, Dongding Oolong tea, Assamese black tea, and more. Sharetea’s bubble tea is another must-try in Taipei.

Sharetea

Address: No. 11號, Nanyang Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100

Website: Sharetea

Opening hours: 10am - 10:30pm (daily)

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3. Chen San Ding 陳三薡

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed at the time of writing

The next amazing bubble tea on our list is Chen San Ding’s pure milk-based boba drinks. This bubble tea shop is located at an easy distance from the Gonguan night market and are famous for their Taiwanese milk bubble tea without tea leaves. Some consider it to be the best bubble tea you can taste in Taipei, mainly because of the soft and sugary tapioca balls cooked in brown sugar. These chewy delicacies give an incredible caramel taste in both their hot and cold teas. If you are shocked about the long queues waiting for Chen San Ding bubble tea, let me tell you it is worth every second of the wait. The best selling bubble-teas in their menu are Lemon with pearls, Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Green bean with pearls, and Brown sugar glass jelly.

Chen San Ding 陳三薡

Address: No. 2號, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100

Website: Chen San Ding 陳三薡

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4. Ten Ren's Tea (天仁茗茶)

Zhongxiao Store, Ten Ren's Tea 20080730
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Ten Ren’s Tea is a popular premium tea and ginseng products company that believes in providing the healthiest bubble tea options to its customers. This tea outlet is located at less than 10 minutes stroll from the presidential office building. Ten Ren’s bubble tea outlets welcome you with their warm and minimalist decor to have their healthy cup of delight. If you are looking for a not-so-sugary bubble tea option, then Ten Ren’s Tea is your spot. The must-try bubble teas in this place are Taro Green Milk Tea, Orange Green Tea, Black/Green Milk Tea with Pearls, Dark Oolong Latte and the signature 913 King’s Oolong Milk Tea.

Ten Ren's Tea (天仁茗茶)

Address: No. 570, Sec. 5, Zhongshan N. Rd., Shilin Dist, Taipei, Taiwan

Website: Ten Ren’s Tea (天仁茗茶)

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

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5. Jooce Nut Mylk Tea (堅果奶 · 茶)

Bubble Tea
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Earlier known as Jooce’s Bubble Tea, the very popular Nut Mylk Tea chain’s bubble tea is another must-have boba tea in Taipei. This famous bubble tea brand has several outlets spread across Taiwan serving not only the yummiest bubble tea but also amazing snacks like wraps, crepes, and a wide range of vegan options. It is one place in Taipei that can make vegans the happiest as they have a robust menu of nutty bubble tea and latte drinks. It is indeed a one-of-a-kind spot in Taipei that you cannot miss!

Jooce Nut Mylk Tea

Address: No. 11-2號, Section 2, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Website: Jooce Nut Mylk Tea

Opening hours: Mon - Fri:10am - 8pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 7pm

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6. Yi Fang Tea (一芳水果茶)

Fruit Tea

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Yi Fang Tea is a family-owned chain of fruity tea outlets in Taipei. They are known for creating traditional and authentic fruity teas based on their ancestral recipes. These refreshing bubble tea drinks are created using premium tea leaves sourced from across the globe and fresh seasonal fruits. This bubble tea is brewed using 100-percent natural ingredients which attracts people from the whole city to try the original fruity flavors. Some of the must-haves in this tea outlet are sugar cane mountain tea, grass jelly tea, passion fruit green tea, wintermelon tea, and pearl black tea.

Yi Fang Tea (一芳水果茶)

Address: No.66, Sec.4, Minsheng E Rd, Zhongshan Dist, Taipei, Taiwan

Website: Yi Fang Tea 一芳水果茶

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am

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7. TP Tea (茶湯會)

Teapatea Yilan Zhongshan Store 20151230
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With over four decades of experience in brewing and serving the best quality bubble tea, TP tea strives to create a one-of-a-kind experience to its customers. This tea company runs on the policy that their customers should be able to create new relationships over a cup of tea. Hence, TP Tea outlets have a pleasant and cordial ambiance that allows customers to have meet-ups. This is definitely a great hang-out spot in Taipei. TP specializes in a variety of tea options such as seasonal fruit tea, latte, milk tea, flavored tea, blended tea, and more. Their Fresh Fruit Tea, TieGuanYin Tea Latte, Lemon Premium Jasmine Tea, and Pearl Black Tea Latte with Red Bean are must-try bubble tea options.

TP Tea (茶湯會)

Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Section 1, Zhongxiao West Road, 66號B1

Website: TP Tea 茶湯會

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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8. Coco (都可)

CoCo Ichibanya-Suzhou Incity
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Coco is another popular premium tea brewing chain, that has been catering to customers’ needs through their 2,000+ outlets spread across the globe. The best part of Coco’s bubble tea is that you can personalize the level of sweetness and ice in your tea. You can also create your own bubble tea in this tea place. You just have to simply choose a seasonal fruit, add toppings like coconut jelly and of course the chewy pearls, and witness your very own bubble tea getting brewed. They also have a big menu for you to choose from. When at Coco you must try their classic bubble tea and fruity tropical tea with salted whipped cream topping.

Coco (都可)

Address: No. 159號, Minsheng West Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103

Website: Coco (都可)

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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9. Jen Ju Dan (珍煮丹)

Bubble Tea
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Jen Ju Dan bubble tea first started as a small street vendor. They first became popular in the Taipei Shilin Tourism Night Market and later grew quite popular in Taiwan. If you are looking for an authentic and sugary bubble tea this is your spot. Experience sugar rushing throughout your body as you sip on their soulful pearl drinks. Jen Ju Dan tea fully focuses on creating the traditional taste of the tapioca pearls cooked in brown sugar and all their bubble tea options speak of the same. Brewed with rich and creamy milk, melted dark brown sugar, and soft chewy boba pearls, their tea is quite the heavy drink that can fill you up in seconds. Don’t forget to check out their Red Tea with Lemon, Black Sugar with Glass Jelly, Chocolate Latte, and Black Sugar with Lemon.

Jen Ju Dan (珍煮丹)

Address: No.17, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei

Website: Jen Ju Dan 珍煮丹

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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10. 50 Lan (50嵐)

50-Lan Yongkang Store 20100214
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If you are in love with Singapore KOI, then 50 Lan is your place to go. With over 50 outlets in the city, 50 Lan grew from humble beginnings from 1994. This minion-colored tea brand offers five broad categories of refreshing tea varieties such as latte, milk tea, jelly tea, fruit juice tea, and standard tea. One unique feature of this tea brand is that they have mini-pearls that are easily chew-able and rich in flavor as you slurp your bubble tea. 50 Lan’s signature drinks are Plum & Kumquat Juice, Tea Macchiato, Oolong Milk Tea, Light Oolong Tea with Bubble and Coconut Jelly, Tea Latte, Light Oolong Milk Tea, and Matcha Latte with Big Bubble.

50 Lan (50嵐)

Address: No. 48-4, Xining South Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Website: 50 Lan (50嵐)

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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11. Cha Cha Go (茶茶GO)

•Wintermelon Black Milk Tea•
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If you are witnessing a really long queue in the Xi Men Ding fashion district, you are most likely in front of this amazing tea store called Cha Cha Go. This bubble tea outlet is a great place to take a pit stop during your busy shopping day. Although you may have to wait in line for their yummy refreshing tea for a few minutes, Cha Cha Go has a quick-service system that ensures a smooth flow of orders despite the crowd. They specialize in Taiwan Honey Flavor Milk Tea. Cha Cha Go’s strong black tea with milk is also a must-try drink.

Cha Cha Go (茶茶GO)

Address: No. 36-1, Hanzhong Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Website: Cha Cha Go - 茶茶GO

Opening hours: 10am - 10:45pm (daily)

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12. SOMA (特調飲品)

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The last bubble tea store in our list is a quite a young brand named SOMA. Although new in the industry, it has indeed become really popular among bubble tea fans. This bubble tea outlet has a cafe-like setting where you can either sit-in for a tea or take away. It is notable that SOMA sources premium quality tea leaves from across the globe in countries like Sri Lanka, India, and of course, Taiwan. Some of the recommended bubble tea drinks in SOMA are Black Sesame, High Mountain Milk Tea, SOMA Essentia Milk Tea, Nespresso Milk Tea, and White Almond Milk Tea.

SOMA (特調飲品)

Address: 106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Lane 187, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, 23號1樓

Website: SOMA - 特調飲品

Opening hours: 2pm - 6pm, 7pm - 10pm (daily)

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Taipei's chewy, sweet boba tea is a must-have

Did you know? In order to ensure the fresh taste, tapioca pearls are discarded after 3 hours of cooking. Yes, that is how vigilant these tea breweries are when it comes to their bubble tea. They never compromise on its taste or texture and this is the main reason that it attracts people from across the globe. Taipei’s bubble tea is a must-have local delicacy that has gained popularity even in the western countries that some of these tea brands have chains even in the US and UK. Be sure to check out these spots for the best bubble tea in Taipei, Taiwan.

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