Discover your perfect cup of tea
If there is one thing you cannot miss out on in Taiwan, it’s bubble tea. Hundreds – or even thousands – of bubble tea stalls line the metro with unique flavours and sometimes questionable concoctions. Whether or not you’re a fan of this milky delight, it’s definitely worth trying when you’re in Taiwan!
As both locals and tourists are spoilt for choice when in comes to bubble tea, we’ve narrowed it down to the 10 best milk tea shops in Taipei for the ultimate bubble tea experience! Check it out.
1. Chun Shui Tang
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Legend has it that Chun Shui Tang was the first to invent our beloved bubble tea. That said, it’s practically a sin not to drop by one of its 90 branches and get a sip of this creamy delight! Although they’ve definitely expanded their milk tea options since then, we still highly recommend you try the Original Pearl Milk Tea first! However, since it’s become quite the tourist attraction, get ready to wait at least 20 minutes for your drink (it’s worth it, we promise)!
Address: 1B1, No. 9, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist, Shinkong Mitsukoshi A9, Taipei
Contact Number: +886 2 2723 9913
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11AM – 9:30PM | Friday to Saturday: 11AM – 10PM
2. 50 Lan
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You won’t have any trouble locating 50 Lan during your trip to Taiwan. This milk tea chain is everywhere – with sometimes two branches in the same street! Unlike other milk tea houses listed, 50 Lan offers more than just the traditional milk tea flavours. They’re known particularly for being rather playful with their options, offering a wide variety of fun twists and concoctions perfect for all types of milk tea lovers! If boba isn’t your cup of tea, this store might just change your mind.
Milk tea for breakfast? Why not! With 50 Lan’s Oatmeal Milk Tea options, you can have your favorite creamy drink first thing in the morning!
Address: No. 48-4, Xining South Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Contact Number: +886 2 2311 5937
Opening Hours: Daily 10AM to 10PM
3. Ten Ren’s Tea
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For those who prefer the simple and traditional type of milk tea, Ten Ren’s Tea is favored by many locals. Ten Ren’s Tea offers the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess to their milk tea, which keeps customers coming back for more! So if you’re looking for fruity or cheesy milk tea options – you won’t find any of that here. You can choose from a variety of Pearl Milk Teas depending on the type tea you prefer – and we can guarantee you will love it!
Address: No. 45號, Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Contact Number: +886 2 2888 2929
Opening hours: Daily 9AM to 10PM
4. Chen San Ding
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If you’re on the hunt for the best bubble tea in Taiwan – Chen San Ding might just be it. Although many claim this to be the best milk tea house in the country, you’ll be surprised to know that it contains no tea. The real star here are its tapioca pearls – they’re chewy and provide just the right amount of sweetness to the drink.
Chen San Ding prides themselves in their Black Sugar Bubble Tea, which is essentially just brown sugar tapioca pearls topped with a generous amount of taiwanese milk. If you’re a little skeptical about this “milk tea”, we still highly suggest you give it a try! You’ll easily spot their Zhongzheng District stall thanks to the long, neverending lines.
Address: No. 2, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Contact Number: +886 2 2367 7781
Opening Hours: Daily 1AM to 9:30PM
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With lines extending around the block, we can definitely say that locals and tourists go loco over Coco Fresh Tea & Juice! Actually, with over 2,500 stores all over the world, Coco is riding high on worldwide milk tea craze. So if you haven’t had the chance to taste their amazing concoctions, it’s about time you do – and there’s no better place to do so that where it all began. With over 30 tea variations, we totally understand why everyone has fallen in love with Coco. So whether you like your bubble tea milky, fruity, or with some rocksalt and cheese – Coco is the one for you!
Address: No. 91, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Contact Number: +886 2 2322 5502
Opening hours: Daily 10:30AM to 9:15PM
6. Yi Fang Tea
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If your craving for something a little bit more refreshing, some fruit options would probably be what you’re looking for! Fortunately one of Taiwan’s top bubble tea chains, Yi Fang Tea, offer a delectable selection of fruit bubble tea that’s sure to quench your thirst! For a juicy delight, try their Yi Fang Signature Fruit Tea, Passion Fruit Green Tea, or Pineapple Green Tea. If you’re keen to try out their creamier flavours, their Brown Sugar Pearl Tea Latte comes highly recommended!
Address: No. 66, Section 4, Minsheng East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Contact Number: +886 2 2716 6363
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10AM to 8PM | Sunday: Closed
7. WangTea Egg
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WangTea Egg is definitely one for the more adventurous milk tea enthusiasts. To any regular tourist, tea and egg might be quite an odd combination. However, for locals, this happens to be a common favorite! Tea Egg is a traditional Chinese savory snack where a hard boiled egg is slightly cracked and boiled in tea. With that, you can expect your milk tea to come with a half cracked tea egg that’s sure to elevate the experience! Pictured above is the Sweet Potato Noodle Milk Tea with Tea Egg for reference.
If you like this – check out these 10 Unusual Milk Tea Options Around Asia To Step Up Your Boba Game!
Address: 重慶北路二段64巷26號, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10345
Contact Number: +886 2 2555 9164
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9AM to 7PM | Sunday: Closed
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Although SOMA is relatively new in the Milk Tea business, it’s been making quite some noise thanks to its tasty milk tea and mocktails. Yup – this bubble tea house serves customers wide variety of tasty mocktails for a more refreshing option. Also – if you’re looking for something “healthier”, you’ll be glad to know SOMA makes their teas with skim milk powder or almond milk upon request!
Fans of third wave coffee concept shops will also be well pleased with SOMA’s Da’an District branch in Taipei. Apart from their amazing tea and mocktails, we can’t fail to mention the shop’s Instagram-worthy aesthetic that sets it apart from other local brands.
Address: 106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Lane 187, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, 23
Contact Number: +886 2 2772 6602
Opening hours: Monday to Friday:12PM to 10PM | Saturday and Sunday: 2PM to 6PM; 7PM to 10PM
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With over 90 locations nationwide, Share Tea proves that it’s got high demand all over the country. What sets this bubble tea shop apart from any other shop in the country is the quality of tea leaves they use for the boba. So if you like your bubble tea to be more tea-infused than milky, this is definitely a top choice! Plus – you get your milk tea in a cute bottle which you can also take home as souvenir.
If you’re a fan of toppings, order the Happy Family Milk Tea. This crowd-favorite contains large and small pearls, grass jelly, pudding, coconut jelly, and red bean!
Address: No. 221, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Contact Number: +886 2 2711 7008
Opening hours: Daily 11AM to 10PM
10. Cha Cha Go
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In the midst of all the bargain shopping and the lingering smell of stinky tofu, locals and tourists can find one of the best milk tea shops right in the middle of Ximending. Once you’ve devoured all of Taiwan’s famous street food, make sure to wash it down with a delicious cup of boba from Chacha Go! However, take note – this is the only ChachaGo branch in Taipei, so if you happen to fall in love with their drinks (and you most likely will), make sure to order extra to last you through the day!
Address: No. 23, Lane 219, Section 1, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Contact Number: +886 2 8773 1818
Opening hours: 11AM to 10PM Everyday
Tripsle your way to Taipei!
Now that you know where to get the absolute best bubble teas in Taipei, you’re ready to take on the rest of Taipei – with milk tea in hand! From the Taipei’s famous night markets to the soaring views of Taipei 101, you’ll definitely get the best out of Taipei with Tripsle. Need more ideas for for your trip? Check out our Taipei itinerary for some inspiration.