Where to Find The Best Bubble Teas in Taipei!

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Raise your hand if you’re a bubble tea addict like me.

I’m always in search of a good bubble tea place, so how can I not go on a bubble tea taste tour when I’m in the country where it was invented?

During my one week stay in Taipei, I tried at least 15 bubble tea places and that’s one city alone. I decided to write this post for my other fellow boba lovers out there, introducing or recommending some of my favourite bubble tea places in Taipei. I’ve narrowed down all the places to my favourite five bubble tea spots in Taipei.

For those of you who have never tried one, I strongly recommend you try a bubble tea from one of these places if you’re ever in Taipei! I’ve included information such as where you can find them and what I would personally recommend.

If you’re not familiar with this wonderful drink (what are you doing with your life?!), then here is a quick summary of bubble tea facts:
⭐︎It was invented in Tainan and Taichung in the 1980s
⭐︎A classic bubble tea is milk tea with chewy sweet tapioca balls, also known as ‘pearls’, or 珍珠 in Chinese
⭐︎Bubble tea is addictive so proceed with caution!

1. GOLDFISH

Taipei Bubble Tea / GOLDFISH
Goldfish Thai milk tea and red bean red milk tea

Established in 2018, Goldfish is relatively new to the bubble tea scene. They serve the classic bubble teas and I love the fact that they have thai milk tea on their menu as well! I absolutely love the rich creaminess and mild sweetness of thai milk teas so of course I took that option!

Address: 88號1樓, Kunming Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108
Mimi recommends: Definitely their ‘Thai Milk Tea’ and ‘Red Bean Red Milk Tea’.

2. TIGER SUGAR

Taipei Bubble Tea / Tiger Sugar
Tiger Sugar Milk Tea

I first heard of ‘Tiger Sugar’ when I was in Kuala Lumpur, and at that time when I tried it, I thought it was so-so. This time at Taipei I gave it another try and I’m glad I did because it was really good. The milk tea was rich, the tapioca balls have the right about of chewiness and the sugar level was on point.

Address: They have a lot of branches throughout Taipei.
Mimi recommends: Have their classic ‘Tiger Sugar Milk Tea’. Their tapioca balls are suuuper chewy and nice.

3. YI FANG

Taipei Bubble Tea / YI FANG
Yi Fang signature fruit tea

I’m not a stranger to Yi Fang, having had it countless times when I was living in London. I was curious as to the difference in taste, if there was any. To my delight, the taste was exactly the same but the one at Taipei was 1/3 of the price.

Address: They have a lot of branches throughout Taipei.
Mimi recommends: Their signature ‘Yi Fang Fruit Tea.’ Make sure you ask for a wooden pick to eat the fresh fruit slices in the tea!

4. 50 LAN

Taipei Bubble Tea / 50 Lan
50 Lan Plum Lemonade Tea

During my time in Taipei, I kept seeing 50 Lan everywhere I go. The day before I left I decided to give it a try. Instead of the classic bubble milk tea, I had a plum lemonade tea. If you’re not a fan of milk teas and you prefer something lighter, then definitely give this a try. Also, 50 Lan is everywhere in Taipei so it’s very accessible and convenient.

Address: They have over 20 branches in Taipei alone.
Mimi recommends: A refreshing option to the classic milk tea — plum lemonade tea.

5. XIN FU TANG

Taipei Bubble Tea / Xing Fu Tang
Xing Fu Tang classic black sugar milk tea

When I had this in Taipei, I was so impressed that I had it again when I went to Jiufen. The taste is similar to the one at ‘Tiger Sugar’ but the tapioca balls have a slightly more solid texture.

Address: No. 185, Section 3, Tingzhou Road, Zhongzheng DistrictTaipei City 100
Mimi recommends: The classic milk tea with black sugar! Watch as they torch the sugar in front of you.

This list by no means cover all the bubble tea spots in Taipei because there are so many. However, if you’re in Taipei for a few days and you’re looking for bubble tea recommendations, I definitely recommend these five spots for a boba itch scratch!

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