Top 30 Bubble Tea Shops in the UK  

Taiwan Festival writers select 30 of the UK'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.

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  • Blim Bubble Tea- Top 20 of Bubble Tea Shop(2012)
Blim Bubble Tea is an exciting new brand being one of the first companies to pioneer this popular worldwide beverage in the UK. We are available for Private functions, Events & Festivals. So add a sparkle your occassion.
Special:Market stalls
Days and times:N/A
Cost: £3.25 / £3.75


  • Pearls Bubble Tea Cafe - Top 19 of Bubble Tea Shop(2012)
Pearls is the first dedicated Bubble Tea Cafe in the Brighton area. With over 20 unique flavors we will have the perfect Bubble Tea for you. Whether it’s a refreshing passion fruit green tea or smooth mango milk tea, come and visit Bubble Tea’s new home in Brighton to find out more about the craze!
Address:5 Gardner Street BN1 1UP Brighton
Days and times:Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 18:00
Cost: £3.25/£3.55

  • The Bubble Tea Shop - Top 18 of Bubble Tea Shop(2012)
The Bubble Tea Shop is based in the heart of London inside London Trocedero serving authentic flavours of bubble tea. Bubble Tea is the name for pearl milk tea and other similar tea and juice beverages that originated in tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan during the 1980s. Drink recipes may vary, but most bubble teas contain a tea base mixed with fruit (or fruit syrup) and/or milk. Ice-blended versions of the drinks, similar to slushies, are also available, usually in fruit flavors.
Address:London Trocadero 13 Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus, London W1D 7DH
Days and times:Mon - Sun: 10:00 - 20:00
Cost: £3.5

  • Bubblebase - Top 17 of Bubble Tea Shop(2012)
Bubblebase was born from the love of Authentic Bubble Tea & healthy Frozen Yoghurt. After sampling each product in 3 different continents (Other than our own!) we just had to bring it to Wales! After craving Bubble Tea for over 12 months, the decision was made to create Bubblebase - The home of great Bubble Tea & Frozen Yoghurt. Creating such a great brand and company has been amazing. Now we want to share that love and enthusiasm with you! Come and try some of the best flavours available, and enjoy the refreshing Bubble Teas created right in front of you!
Address:Queens Arcade CF10 2BY Cardiff
Days and times:Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 18:00 Sun: 11:00 - 17:00
Cost: £3

  • Bubble T Mania - Top 16 of Bubble Tea Shop(2012)
Bubble T Mania was born after the owners became crazy about bubble tea. What began into dreams eventually morphed into a reality of opening up their own tea bar offering authentic bubble tea from Taiwan, the birthplace of bubble tea. Come and visit our T point in Belfry Shopping Centre in Redhill. Watch baristas, who make you perfect drink. It is fun to watch as well as fun to drink. We have bubble tea for everyone. So yeaa! to those, who have not tried. Go get it! We hope to see you soon.
Address:Belfry Shopping Centre RH11ST Redhill Bromley
Days and times:Mon - Sat: 09:00 - 17:30 Sun: 10:30 - 16:30
Cost:  £2.95/3.3

  • Crazybubbletea - Top 15 of Bubble Tea Shop(2012)
Bubble tea is made of healthy tea blended with milk and ice cubes. What makes bubble tea so special are tapioca pearls. They are absorbed through an oversized straw and then chewed – extremely tasty and a great source of iron, calcium and vitamin C. Tapioca is of vegetable origin and its consistence is similar to a juicy fruit gum.
Address:7 church street YO1 8BG York
Days and times:Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 18:00

  • Chatime - Top 14 of 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
Special:mousse, smoothie, oriental pop tea
Address:11 Old Compton Street W1D TJF London
Days and times:Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 23:00
Cost: £3.25/£3.75

  • BliizUK - Top 13 of Bubble Tea Shop(2012)
A brand new drinking experience: drink & snack 2 in 1! Bliiz collects flavours from all over the world! Select a Bliiz flavour and toppings from tapioca pearls to natural basil seeds to create a wonderful soft drink.Our frozen yoghurt products are 100% fat free, probiotic & prebiotic, extra smooth & fresh. Our flavours change seasonally. Choose your favourite flavour and add toppings from fresh fruits to superfoods. Much tastier than an ice cream...and that is saying something
Address:1 St Andrew's Hill NR2 1AD Norwich
Days and times:Mon - Sat: 09:30 - 17:30 Sun: 10:30 - 16:30
Cost: £2.35/£3.05

  • CUPP TEA BAR - Top 12 of Bubble Tea Shop(2012)
CUPP TEA BAR is the first and only mobile Bubble Tea company in the UK.
We bring authentic bubble tea and fruit tea from Taiwan, our ambition to serve the very best bubble tea and fruit tea you can find anywhere in the UK!
We only use fresh fruit and fresh milk in our bubble teas and fruit tea bringing you the healthy and real tasting bubble teas.
Special:mobile Van
Address:Philadelphia Street, Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus BS1 3BZ Bristol
Days and times:Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 18:00
Cost: £3/£3.4

  • Formosan Tea Bar - Top 11 of Bubble Tea Shop(2012)
Authentic Taiwanese bubble tea bar in the heart of Oxford
Special:Taiwanese Tea
Address:128A High Street  OX1 4DF Oxford
Days and times:Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 20:00, Sun: 11:00-18:00
Cost: £2.95

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