2014 London's Top Ten Best Bubble Tea Shops , Taiwan Festival writers select ten of London's best Bubble Tea for those searching for something a bit different. A cold, frothy drink made with iced tea, sweetened milk or other flavorings, and usually with sweet black balls or “pearls” made... Bubble Tea also known as Pearl Milk tea or Boba is a refreshing sweet drink made hot or cold and comes in a variety of flavours. Its flavours and options have no limits and are virtually borderless. It is usually a mix of tea, milk, sugar and black tapioca balls that can be added with different toppings of jelly. Bubble tea which originated from Taiwan has moved beyond their Asian roots and gained popularity across Australia, Canada, America and for a while now in the UK. Its a tea taken through a fat straw that coffee shops or cafés in Hounslow have yet to offer. 2014 Top 30 Bubble Tea Shops in the UK (1/3) 
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Candy Cafe - London Bubble Tea Shop

This reminds us of tiny, independent 'upstairs cafés' in Hong Kong, where ground-floor spaces are at a premium. Find the steps next to Leong's Legends and you're halfway there. Along with bubble tea (we like the coconut-infused milk tea) you can enjoy food such as thick toast spread with kaya (coconut jam). Students receive a 10 per cent discount from noon-5pm weekdays.

Special:kaya toast, crepes, snow ice, free wi-fi

Cost: £3.6

*Address: 1st Floor 3 Macclesfield Street China Town W1D 6AU London

Days and times: Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 23:30

Chaboba - London Bubble Tea Shop (2010)

This tiny shop fits right into its quirky Camden surroundings, with modish design, bright colours and cheerful staff. It's good for novices, as the various types of bubble tea (milk or fruit based, or an icy version they call 'crush') and even the ratios used for each are clearly explained. The fruit flavours use a base of either green or oolong tea, and guava and honeydew are among the options.

Special:Bubble Waffle, snow ice

Cost: £3.3/£3.5

*Address : 8 East Yard Camden Lock NW1 8AL London

Days and times: Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 18:00, Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 18:30, Sun: 11:00 - 18:00

*Address : Unit 20, Ground Floor, Wembley Park Boulevard,London Designer Outlet,  HA9 0TG

Days and times: Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 20:00 Sun: 11:00 - 18:00

Boba Jam - London Bubble Tea Shop (2011)

This spin-off of Candy Café is a takeaway on one side, sit-down East Asian café on the other (newer) side. A huge choice of fruit- and milk-based bubble teas is available, featuring a generous number of boba per cup. There's also the option to add other ingredients to your drink, such as jellied nata de coco (fermented coconut water). The café also serves a large choice of East Asian-style desserts, many made without dairy produce. There is also a tiny karaoke booth with songs in Korean or Chinese.

Special:KTV, desserts, finger food,

Cost: £3.6

Address: 100-102 Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 5EE London

Days and times: Mon - Sun: 11:30 - 23:30

Bubbleology - London Bubble Tea Shop (2011)

This bubble tea shop is gimmicked to the hilt with bubbling chemistry sets in the window and gnomic slogans on the plastic cups. We found the vanilla tea almost sickly sweet; the passionfruit was better. But the 'bubbles' are a cut above, with just the right amount of bounce and chew.

Special:milk tea, fruit tea

Cost: £3.45/£3.75

*Address: 49 Rupert Street Soho W1D 6PF London

Days and times: Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 23:30

*Address: 5th Floor, Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge SW1X 7RJ London

Days and times: Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 20:00 Sun: 12:00 - 18:00

*Address: 45 Pembridge Rd Notting Hill W11 3HG London

Days and times: Mon - Thur: 11:00 - 22:00 Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 23:00 Sun: 11:00 - 20:00

*Address: Westfield Stratford Kiosk 32 1st Floor (On the Bridge - opposite John Lewis) London

Days and times: Mon - Thur: 10:00 - 21:00 Fri - Sat: 9:00 - 21:30 Sun: 12:00 - 18:30

*Address: 23 Cromwell Place South Kensington SW7 2LD London

Days and times: Mon - Thur: 11:00 - 22:00 Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00Sun: 11:00 - 22:00

*Address: Topshop Oxford Circus West End  W1W 8LG London

Days and times: Mon - Tues: 9:00 - 21:00 Wed - Thurs: 9:00 - 22:00 Fri - Sat: 9:00 - 21:00 Sun: 11:30 - 18:00

Milk Tea & Pearl - London Bubble Tea Shop(2011)

Tea kiosks in Taiwan are the first stops for students between classes or off from schools. As for the busy office people, a cup of Pearl Milk Tea tends to be their deserving afternoon treat. Instead of seeing people walking down the street with their cups of latte or cappuccino in New York or Seattle, you will find that in Sydney they stroll down the street with Pearl Milk Tea in their hands! Milk Tea & Pearl brings this trend to London for the first time!

Special:smoothies,  biscuits

Cost: £3.5

*Address: 12A Little Portland Street W1W 8BJ London

Days and times: Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 18:00

*Address: Shoreditch Boxpark Unit58 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd London

Days and times: Sun -Wed 10:00 - 18:00 Thurs -Sat 10:00 - 20:00

Chatime - London Bubble Tea Shop (2012)

Chatime tea is brewed fresh in store using the highest quality natural ingredients with no added preservatives. It is against the company’s policy to use pre-made tea or tea powders and we are a proud to support Australian Farmers, with fresh milk delivered to Chatime stores daily by Daily Farmers and Pura.

Special:mousse, smoothie, oriental pop tea

Cost: £3.25/£3.75

*Address: 11 Old Compton Street W1D TJF London

Days and times: Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 23:00

*Address: 4 Gerrard Street W1D 5PE  London

Days and times: Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 23:00

Mooboo - London Bubble Tea Shop (2012)

Came across this Bubble Tea shop and the design just caught my attention, walk in and welcome with friendly staffs.Haven't tried bubble tea before but I did tried it with encouragement, the taste just amazing and the jelly just unbeliever.Strongly suggest to everyone to give it a try.

Special:mousse, smoothie, designer chair

Cost: £3.49/£3.79

*Address: 84 Parkway NW1 7AN Camden London

Days and times: Mon - Sun: 10:00 - 20:00

*Address: 13 Moor Street, London, W1D 5AP London

Days and times:Mon - Sun: 10:00 - 20:00

Lakwatsa - London Bubble Tea Shop(2012)

Lakwatsa, a bubble tea lounge, has opened in Notting Hill. It serves a huge range of both fruity and milk-based bubble teas served in jam jars with huge straws for sucking up the tapioca pearls. The merienda menu, inspired by Filipino snacks, includes spring rolls and adobo rice balls, as well as Asian classics like prawn tempura and spicy fried squid. Desserts include Filipino favourites like banana and jackfruit fritters, leche flan, and Halo Halo

Special:Filipino Snacks, lounge,

Cost: £3.4

Address: 7 Blenheim Crescent W11 1EU London

Days and times: Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00, Sun: 12:00 - 22:00

Their bubble tea is amazing, with many flavors that you can get cold or hot, and with various toppings besides boba. They also have other drinks available and small Asian snacks for sale. Staff was very very friendly as well! Waiting for my bubble tea took mildly longer than expected, but I guess that extra bit of lovin' made for a superb drink in the end!

Special:Taiwanese Biscuits

Cost: £3.25/£3.75

Address: 23 Newport Court  WC2H 7JS London

Days and times: Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 23:00

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London Bubble Tea Shop (2013)

Our fundamental aim is to bring you authentic Taiwanese bubble tea made from the soul with passion. Our main inspiration is our friends and family around us, who incites us to explore various ingredients and flavours to bring you fresh bubble tea fulfillment each and every time.

Special:flowering tea, desserts

Cost: £3.25/£3.75

Address: 120 Islington High Street N1 8EG London

Days and times: Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 21:00 Fri - Sun: 11:00 - 22:00

Amanzi Tea - London Bubble Tea Shop (2013)

Come try our premium loose leaf teas (hot or iced), our amazing (virgin) tea cocktails, bubble teas and tea frappés, (we serve great coffee too). All available to drink in or take away. Try our selection of pastries and sandwiches (gluten free, wheat free and dairy free options available). All our 40 tea blends are available to purchase in loose leaf form or in our pyramid teabags. See you soon.

Special: tea cocktails,lead teas

Cost: £3.65/£3.95

Address: 24 New Cavendish Street W1G 8TX London

Days and times: Mon - Fri: 07:30 - 19:00 Sat: 10:00 - 19:00 Sun: 10:00 - 18:00 2014 Top 30 Bubble Tea Shops in the UK (1/3) 
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