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Best Bubble Tea Joints in KL & Selangor [2021]

June 14, 2021 by The Fun Empire Team

Bubble Tea KL & Selangor

Tiger Sugar

Taipei may be the world's bubble tea capital, but Malaysia is right on its tail, with some of the greatest varieties of the trendy beverage.

Just walk down one of the streets in Subang Jaya's SS15, Klang Valley, and you'll see what we're talking about: an entire row of bubble tea shops, competing side by side.

From bubble tea hotpot to waffles and cakes, Malaysia has an obsession with the little tapioca spheres in milk tea. Major home-grown and Taiwanese bubble tea chains have dominated the scene, and if you're looking for some of these in KL or Selangor, check out the list below!

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1. Tiger Sugar

Tiger Sugar
Key ServicesFood & Beverage
Websitetigersugar.com.my
AddressNo. 12-2, Jalan Radin Bagus 1, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000, Kuala Lumpur
Phone+60 16 271-6011
Emailgeneral@tigersugar.com.my
Operating Hours10am - 10pm daily (hours might differ during MCO period)

One of the best bubble tea joints in KL and Selangor is none other than the Tiger Sugar! The story of Tiger Sugar began in Taichung, Taiwan in 2017 November. Back before Tiger Sugar was born, Brown Sugar Boba Fresh Milk was just any other drink on the menu of a traditional dessert shop. Until 11 November 2017, the founder of Tiger Sugar, Mr. Yang, took a huge leap of faith and rebranded the drink into Tiger Sugar. Today, Tiger Sugar is proudly serving millions of customers with more than 100 outlets across 21 countries around the globe as of April 2021.

Tiger Sugar is not just an ordinary milk tea. It is a sophisticated dessert beverage crafted with traditional Taiwan brown sugar. But why the name Tiger Sugar? Of course, it has to do with its drinks’ unique presentation – the cups are coated with brown sugar which resembles the stripes of a tiger when milk is poured in. 

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, Tiger Sugar has always believed in serving the best beverage possible. Only fresh and high-quality ingredients are used to craft the beverages, of which no creamer is used. 
  • Secondly, Tiger Sugar's menu is kept simple to highlight its signature Tiger Brown Sugar, which is made up of four types of Taiwanese brown sugar. Brown Sugar is not only the flavour of traditional Taiwan but also rich in minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients. It also provides a nostalgic taste of Taiwan.
  • Thirdly, Tiger Sugar's vision is to be closely in tune with their customers' feelings and to always be there to brighten their daily lives. Hence, they are constantly innovating and creating new flavours to suit the taste of the customers.

Client Testimonial

Make sure you shake 15 times! Authentic taiwanese brown sugar pearl milk. Signature brown sugar Boba milk with cream mouse. The more you shake, the more authentic the flavor and more 'qq' the pearls.

Super chewy pearls, comes in large and small sizes. You get both chewy larger size bobas and smaller pellet size pearls. The black sugar essentially is gula melaka mixed with milk and cream. Pretty nice! Similar quality as Taiwan and Hong Kong

Expect a queue as there are many people that order in bulk

David Kwok

2. Instea Creative Tea & Coffee Bar

Instea Creative Tea & Coffee Bar
Key ServicesBubble Tea Drinks / Creative Tea
Websitehttps://insteacoffeebar.com/about/
AddressOffice: Unit P1-02, Bukit Jalil Signature Shop, Pusat Perdagangan Bandar Bukit Jalil, Persiaran Bukit Jalil 2, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Phone017-772 6268 (John)
Emailinstea.international@gmail.com
Operating Hours9am - 6pm daily

Instea Creative Tea & Coffee Bar is a place that serves great bubble tea drinks such as creative tea in KL that infuses with inspiration to spark ideas or conversations. Founded by John Chua, he has a keen experience in the franchise business. He founded Instea international 2018 that aims to transform the culture of drinking tea in this new era by constantly pushing boundaries to be innovative. By sharing great ideas and conversations, John hopes that people can build a deeper and meaningful relationship among one another.

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, prior to the concept of “natural, healthy and delicious”, they will emphasise on new style of luxury drinking and food.
  • Secondly, they hope to create a luxury dining brand with international outlook which is famous around the world.
  • Lastly, they focus on product quality and innovation as they regularly launch new products and look forward to offering customers the most perfect drinks with the best quality products.

Client Testimonial

Love the ambience, a touch of luxury and not over doing it. Very zen for a good session, staffs are very friendly and helpful. Summer Passion Fruity is their signature, live up to its name with reasonably priced. Enjoyed it so much, will definitely visit again.

Yvonne Lam

3. Chun Yang Tea

Chun Yang Tea
Key ServicesBeverage Retail 
WebsiteOfficial Taiwan HQ: http://www.chunyangtea.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChunYangTeaKLSGR/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chunyangtea_klsgr/?hl=en
AddressMultiple outlets across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor
Bukit Jalil Branch: E-7-1 Pusat Bandar, Jalan Jalil Utama 2, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone0166368633
Emailexcelsiusmalaysia@gmail.com
Operating HoursMall outlets: 10am - 10pm
Shoplot outlets: 11am - 12am

Chun Yang Tea has many bubble tea joints located across KL and Selangor and you should never miss!

The term 'Chun Yang' originated from a village in Ren'Ai in Taiwan, specialising in cultivating tea leaves for the consumption of the masses all around the world. By using fresh tea leaves grown from their tea plantation, Chun Yang Tea is established to bring forth a fusion of modern tea drinks infused with traditional tea recipes. 

Chun Yang Tea focuses on fresh and natural ingredients to cultivate a healthy tea drinking culture. All their products are carefully picked and designed with freshness and authenticity in heart, only one of the few bubble tea chain that insist on serving only fresh milk tea and specialty fruit teas made from fresh fruits.

 The brand objective is always simple, to bring happiness to our customers!

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, they only brew with real tea leaves, not tea bags or powder.
  • Secondly, the signature fruit tea such as Honey Lemon Oolong Tea and Green Tea Lemon with Aiyu Jelly are only served by Chun Yang Tea in Malaysia.
  • Thirdly, they focus on providing fresh fruits and fresh milk tea with no creamer to present the healthiest beverages to specialty tea and bubble tea lovers.

Client Testimonial

Finally open one in Bukit Jalil. Highly recommended! Drinks are refreshing with reasonable price. 喝了都不心痛.

Personally love their Honey Lemon Oolong tea (I always go with no ice no sugar) and pudding oolong tea with fresh milk.

Thr33

4. PIN TEA

PIN TEA
Key ServicesBeverage Retail
Websitehttps://pintea.my/
AddressHQ Branch: 86G, Jalan SS 15/4, SS15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Phone+60 16 6301 520
Emailpinteamalaysia@gmail.com
Operating Hours12pm - 1am daily

PIN TEA was founded by Chris, Jeremy, & David, three schoolmates from Klang, Malaysia. The three friends share a vision to redefine the culture of tea-drinking. They travelled across China, Taiwan and India, researching and sampling all varieties of tea. And finally, PIN TEA's first store opened in SS15, Subang Jaya, Malaysia in August 2018. The store is the brainchild of the three friends, who share a common vision for a healthy, all-natural beverage.  

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, they focus on creativity, innovation and health.
  • Secondly, their mission is to create the essence of nature, bringing you the best blend of tea & fruits, in one refreshingly soothing cup.
  • Thirdly, from Pin Tea’s selection of fruit tea infusions, there is a cup for every unique soul, holding the promise of a new culture of relaxation and enrichment.

Client Testimonial

Lovely selection of teas which are hand blended into all manner of drinks. You can even adjust the amount of sweetener used for your choice of brew as well.

Place is still a relaxing visit despite the ongoing MCO ruling and you can do a takeaway on the drink of your choice and walk around the area to explore new places that open up despite the poor economic climate.

Simon Choy

5. Daboba Malaysia

Daboba Malaysia
Key ServicesFood & Beverages
Websitehttps://en.daboba.my/
AddressMultiple outlets across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor
Setapak Branch: No. 15G, PV128, Jalan Genting Kelang, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone+60 11-3662 2438
Emailhq@daboba.my
Operating HoursSetapak Branch: 11am - 12am daily

Along the bubble tea street in KL and Selangor, amongst the longest waiting times is at Daboba! This popular franchise Daboba is currently expanding very quick, with new outlets cropping up every month. Daboba was established in early 2018 and the company's management team is composed by a number of experienced trainers from Taiwan. Its menu includes brown sugar milk, classic milk teas, cheese teas, fresh teas and more. Aside from regular tapioca pearls, they have golden bobas as well which are worth a try!

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, the company takes lead in new line of tea drink such as Roasted Brown Sugar Milk Tea which was well favoured by tea lovers.
  • Secondly, they are committed to develop the company and seek to be recognised globally with their rich experience in management and their valuable perspective in the industry.
  • Thirdly, DABOBA’s management team has greatly expanded internationally and on a quest to search for high quality ingredients around the world.

Client Testimonial

Daboba have always been my favourite Boba chain compare to other places. This specific outlet is also the same. They are able to maintain their quality of drinks and also service. This outlet in Setapak, has spacious space to sit-in and they also have a 2nd floor! However, currently they closed it due to MCO I guess.

Wan Amirul Hakim

6. The Alley Malaysia

The Alley Malaysia
Key ServicesBeverage Retail 
Websitehttps://www.the-alley.my/
AddressMultiple outlets across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor
Berjaya Times Square Branch: G-09, G-09E-1 & G-09F, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone+60 11-5551 6852
Emailthealleymalaysia@diagonalley.com.my
Operating HoursBerjaya Times Square Branch: 10am - 10pm daily

Taiwanese milk tea franchise The Alley has been taking over the bubble tea scene in Malaysia. It's said that The Alley make their own sugar cane syrup and tapioca pearls from scratch using quality ingredients. Each beverage has a story of more than 500 days starting from the harvest of the tea leaves to the processing and aging of the leaves, the infusion of flavours to the selection of ingredients and their ratios. At The Alley, you will be able to enjoy different varieties of flavour blends aside from their signature Brown Sugar Deerioca series.  

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, The Alley is proud to offer tapioca pearls made by hand and with heart. They deliver soft, chewy tapioca available in various unique flavours to their customers.
  • Secondly, you will be able to enjoy only the finest flavours at The Alley, with each cup comes its own aroma, taste, and character.
  • Thirdly, they are committed to make their own sugar cane syrup using all natural and high quality sugar canes. The sweetness is delicate but never overpowering.

Client Testimonial

Brown sugar drinks are my fav.
Give it a try for a date or working place.
If you are a fan of bubble tea visiting the alley is a must.
Berjaya Time Square GF West. Seek the reindeer.

Malik Jardali

Bubble Tea KL & Selangor

If you’re a fellow boba-holic, you know you’ll be craving for a cup of bubble tea wherever you go! So make sure you get your boba fix from bubble tea places and milk tea places around Asia from Malaysia to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and more!

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