Here in Singapore, we are not strangers to several new and innovative food fads. Many have come, but not many ever stay trendy for long. Yet, bubble tea is perhaps one of the few trends that have successfully endured the test of time (and the fickleness of Singaporeans) the longest–and the craze doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
A new entrant to this ever-expanding bubble tea scene is Bober Tea, a bubble tea shop situated right outside Bishan MRT Station that serves unique concoctions using premium ingredients.
What makes Bober Tea stand out amongst all other bubble tea joints in Singapore is their strict philosophy of serving beverages that take on the pure authentic flavours of their the ingredients used, as well as their emphasis on keeping their drinks as healthy as possible.
These days, bubble tea stalls do not just serve the plain old renditions of milk tea with a topping of black pearls. Bober Tea seems to be extremely popular for their Brown Sugar Boba Milk Cap Fresh Milk (S$4.30), the drink that has been in trend as of late.
Warm Okinawa brown sugar pearls are served with chilled fresh milk, so you get a creamy dash of fresh milk to balance out the sweetness of the brown sugar syrup that the chewy pearls are boiled in. As the brown sugar pearls are already extremely sweet on its own, we suggest that you opt for a lower sugar level if you are not one for overly-sweet treats.
If you are looking for a refreshing beverage for a midday perk-me-up or to combat Singapore’s insane heat, the Ruby Grapefruit Green Tea (S$3.70) with Passionfruit Boba (+S$0.50) will be perfect.
The grapefruit gave the drink a distinct citrus element such that the tanginess will leave you rejuvenated, whereas the green tea tasted subtle. We’d suggest you add on one of their many popping boba flavours to get a burst of sweet syrup with your drink!
Besides fruit teas and classic milk beverages, Bober Tea has a series of drinks dedicated to lattes. In this section, you’d find a variety of rather premium flavours including Uji Matcha Latte (S$3.90), Roasted Oolong Latte (S$3.50), Brown Sugar Cocoa Latte (S$3.90) and Matcha Strawberry Latte (S$3.90).
Matcha lovers ought to get the Uji Matcha Latte which will have you sipping till the very last drop. An aromatic blend made using pure matcha powder tops a serving of fresh milk and the result is an ombré drink that tastes as good as it looks.
Other creative blends by Bober Tea include the Hokkaido Milk Cap Green Tea (S$3.50), Black Glutinous Rice Milk Tea (S$3.30) and Matcha Strawberry Latte (S$3.90), while the Coconut Jelly (S$0.40), Walnut Crunch (S$0.50) and Passionfruit Pop Boba (S$0.50) are some innovative and uncommon toppings you may wish to add to your drinks.
200 Bishan Road, #01-01
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bishan