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Bubble Tea Addicts: Which Bubble Tea Brand Is The Cheapest?

Bubble Tea is the most unhealthy drink according to nutritionists, but no one seems to care.

Grabbing a cup of Bubble Tea may seem harmless for a start.

But if the addiction kicks in and it becomes a weekly habit. This addiction is both harmful to our health, and our wallet.

TL;DR: Quitting that Bubble Tea Habit

  • Sharetea is the cheapest when it comes to medium-sized bubble milk tea at $2.40 per cup.
  • I Love Taimei is the cheapest for large-sized bubble milk tea at $3.40 per cup.

We all know of that one friend who is addicted to at least 1 large cup of bubble milk tea every weekend.

Here’s how much he can save if he kicks that habit (assuming an average of $3.40 per cup):

  • Quits Bubble Tea for 1 week: $3.40
  • Quits Bubble Tea for 1 month: $13.60
  • Quits Bubble Tea for a year: $163.20

Read also: How Much More Are Singaporeans Paying For Starbucks Compared With The Rest Of The World?

Which Bubble Tea brand is the cheapest?

For an accurate comparison, we will be compiling the price for Bubble Milk Tea with Pearl across all the bubble tea brands.

Bubble Tea BrandPrice of Bubble Milk Tea
Sharetea$2.40 (Medium)
$3.50 (Large)
woobbee$2.80 (Medium)
$4.20 (Large)
LiHO$2.80 (Medium)
$3.80 (Large)
Each-a-cup$2.80 (Medium)
$4.10 (Large)
Playmade$2.90 (Medium)
$4.20 (Large)
KOI$2.90 (Medium)
$4.10 (Large)
Hollin$3.20 (Medium)
$4.20 (Large)
I Love Taimei$3.40
R&B Tea$3.50 (Large)
Bobii Frutii$4.50
Teafolia$5.90 (700ml)

Further Reading: Why is Bubble Tea unhealthy?

According to an article by World of Buzz, nutritionists have labelled bubble tea to be really unhealthy.

  • Bubble Tea is said to be high in sugar and trans fats content.
  • A cup of bubble tea with regular sweetness contains 34g of sugar (maximum human daily intake should be capped at 50g)
  • Trans fat affects us by increasing the risk of getting heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

In another report by Men’s Health, Pearls in a cup of bubble tea can cause kidney damage. This is due to the level of maleic acid in the product.

According to Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB), pearls served in a cup of bubble tea adds up to more than 100 calories.


More about the Bubble Tea Brands

 

Bobii Frutii

Each cup is an art.

Check out Bobii Frutti’s Facebook.

source: bobii frutii’s website

Bobii Frutii is located at:

  • Suntec City
    02-376/376
  • 3155 Commonwealth Ave W
    Singapore 129588

Each-A-Cup

  • Each-A-Cup was born in the year 1999.

Check out Each-A-Cup’s website, Facebook and menu.

Each-A-Cup has 27 outlets in Singapore.

Hollin Singapore

  • Originated from Taiwan with outlets in China.
  • A different flavour of handmade pearls every day.

Check out Hollin’s Facebook and menu.

Hollin is located at:

  • Suntec City, East Wing
    #02-605/605A (in front of Coffee Bean)

    Singapore 038983

  • Blk 190 Toa Payoh Central
    #01-538 (Opp HDB Hub)
    Singapore 310190

I Love Taimei

  • Through extensive research, planning & training in Taiwan before initially launching in October 2009, Taimei opened its first location in Bugis

Check out I Love Taimei’s website, Facebook and menu.

I Love Taimei is located at:

  • 2 Orchard Turn
    B4-62
    Singapore 238801
  • Changi Airport T1 Transit #03-53 80 Airport Boulevard
    #03-53 Terminal 1 Departure/Transit Lounge East
    Singapore Changi Airport S(819642)
  • Hillion Mall #B2-43 17 Petir Road,
    #B2-43,
    Singapore 678278
  • Ang Mo Kio Hub
  • Waterway Point
  • Bugis Junction
  • Bugis Village
  • Junction 8

 

KOI

  • Inheriting the spirit of Taiwan 50 Lan’s founder, KOI is a market leader in Taiwan.

Check out their website, facebook and menu.

KOI is currently located at 48 outlets all over Singapore.

LiHO Tea

  • Singapore’s home-grown tea brand
  • Whether they are topped with cheese, infused with fruits or even blended with milk, LiHO ensures that people from all walks of life is able to savour LiHO’s tea at any time of any day.

Check out LiHO’s Facebook

LiHO has more than 50 outlets in Singapore.

Playmade by 丸作

  • Originates from Tainan, Taiwan.
  • Everything in the buddle tea is hand-made and ingredients are all-natural.

Check out Playmade’s Facebook and their menu.

source: Playmade’s Facebook

Playmade is located at:

  • 108 Depot Road #01-03

    Singapore 100108

  • 10 Tampines Central 1 #01-59

    Singapore 529536

  • 23 Serangoon Central
    NEX Shopping Mall #04-17

    Singapore 556083

  • 2450 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    Ang Mo Kio Mrt Station #01-04
    Singapore 569811

R&B Tea

  • Uses fresh fruit juices and all-natural ingredients
  • Uses finest Oolong tea leaves from Taiwan’s Dong Ding Mountain

Check out R&B’s Facebook and menu

R&B Tea is located at:

  • Marina Square @ Cookhouse
    6 Raffles Boulevard # 04-101/102
  • Toa Payoh
    470 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
  • Singapore Polytechnic
    Foodcourt 4 AeroHub (AE106)
  • Oasis Terraces
    681 Punggol Dr # B1-03
  • Marina Bay Sands
    # B2-50 Canal Level

Sharetea

  • Established in 1992, Sharetea started off business with to-go black tea and pearl milk tea drinks in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Drinks are made from high-quality tea leaves and selected ingredients shipped directly from Taiwan.

Check out Sharetea’s website, Facebook and menu

Sharetea is located at:

  • Parkway Parade
    80 Marine Parade Road, #B1-21

  • Bugis Junction
    200 Victoria St, #01-14A
  • Northpoint (Sharetea Premium)
    930 Yishun Ave 2, #B1-12 Singapore 769098 
  • Woodlands MRT
    30 Woodlands Avenue 2, #01-26

     

  • JCube
    2 Jurong East Central 1, #B1-K01

     

  • Jurong Point
    63 Jurong West Central 3, #03-53

     

  • National University Hospital
    Kent Ridge MRT, #01-14

Teafolia

  • Uses fresh fruits in their ingredient
  • Uses Four Seasons oolong tea, which is renown for its rich, smooth, sweet flavours and floral scent.

Check out Teafolia website, facebook and menu

Teafolia is located at:

  • 20 Tampines Central 1
    #01-29/30
    Singapore 529538
  • 311 New Upper Changi Road
    #01-K1
    Singapore 467360
  • 1 Northpoint Drive
    #01-154
    Singapore 768019

woobbee

  • Only uses natural raw sugar in their tea for healthier tea
  • Raw sugar used is unbleached and free from chemical process.

Check out woobbee’s website, facebook and menu.

woobbee is located at:

  • Tanjong Pagar
    1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-18,
    Singapore 082001
  • Shaw Tower
    100 Beach Road #01-53
    Singapore 189702
  • Chinatown
    133 New Bridge Road #02-26
    Chinatown Point
    Singapore 059413

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