Chi Cha San Chen is serious about its tea, and it shows – its signature brews have been handcrafted by Taiwanese tea masters with over two decades of experience in growing, roasting and tasting tea. Its standard bubble milk tea ($4.20) is made with a black tea base and cream, but the highlight is undeniably the award-winning Ding Dong Oolong milk tea ($4.70) which we daresay is one of the best in Singapore. Other options include a refreshing High Mountain Pouchong tea with lemon juice ($4.20), and the Cassia black tea with mousse ($4.70).
It's hard to say when the bubble tea craze in Singapore started. Some chains have been around since our school days (hello, Each-A-Cup), but the fervour seems to only have intensified in the past year, which has seen a mad dash by international chains to open up bubble tea outlets in Singapore. Here is what's worth a try.