Bubble tea is a tea-based, cold, sweet drink where tea, fruit, and milk all come together in one delicious cup. Toss in some “bubbles” – tapioca pearls – or fruit jelly, and your bubble tea is complete! Whether or not you can walk into a bubble tea shop and flawlessly order a taro milk tea with pearls, bubble tea is definitely worth your while. And – you can get it right here, in Brampton.
When it comes to bubble tea in Brampton, there are quite a few places where you can get your fix, and many of them are top-notch. But for the best tasting bubble tea in Brampton, a few select places make the cut. We took into account the overall flavour and quality, service, selection, and atmosphere at the bubble tea joints in Brampton and concocted this list of the best of the best.
Keep in mind that bubble tea is a science, people! In terms of taste, the tapioca has to be soaked properly, sweetness and temperature have to be on point, and there’s got to be some great flavours on the menu.
Here are the top five bubble tea joints in Brampton.
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Prestotea is a hidden gem at Bramalea City Centre! Pro tip: it’s right beside Metro and it’s part of Yogen Fruz, so you can grab a fro-yo with your bubble tea, if that’s how you roll. This “tea specialist” boasts some absolutely delicious and classic bubble tea concoctions, and at this location, their top 10 best sellers are listed on their menu with photos, so your decision on what to get will be easier. Here’s the kicker: they only use tea leaves from Taiwan. Prestotea might not have a cafe-style seating area in Brampton, but the taste makes up for that. Definitely try their bestseller, the panda milk tea with tapioca and white pearls…and then move on to the hokkaido milk tea, and if you’re feeling experimental, go for the honey and aloe vera. Pictured: panda milk tea.
4) Trish Juice
Did you know that this relatively new juice joint in Brampton also serves bubble tea? Trish Juice in downtown Brampton might have limited options in comparison to other bubble tea places, but they have very unique flavours, and their tea is done right! At Trish, you can get experimental with your bubble tea – try a rose bubble tea, a cardamom bubble tea, or even a lemon/ginger/honey bubble tea – or keep it classic with peach or strawberry. It tastes fresh, the service is kind and helpful, and you’ll probably want to come back and try their other flavours. Pictured: peach milk tea.
I have been raving about Kin-Kin ever since I discovered everything it has to offer just a few months ago. It’s buns, pastries, and bubble tea galore at Kin-Kin Bakery and Bubble Tea! You can get their milk tea cold or hot in a variety of classic flavours – taro, original, and coconut to name a few – or you can try something different and go for the pina colada or watermelon milk tea. They also have bubble green tea, with flavours like blueberry, kiwi and passionfruit. All of their bubble tea comes with free tapioca, or it’s 50 cents for popping boba – basically, bubbles that pop in your mouth. Every single one of their bubble teas is a hit on flavour, especially their milk teas, there’s a bit of a seating area, and you can grab a bun or six before you leave. Pictured: taro milk tea.
A major bubble tea chain has finally made its way to Brampton, opening its 23 location in Ontario among over 1,000 locations around the world in May 2017. The location boasts Chatime’s signature, fully customizable bubble tea selection, sweet treats from Chatime’s sister brand Bake Code in Toronto, and a spacious cafe seating area. At Chatime you can choose from a range of different drinks, , from signature milk teas like hazlenut or honey milk, to special mix teas like wintermelon or peach green, to fresh teas or teaspressos, smoothies and slushes, and even different kinds of juice and coffee. And you can choose what kinds of toppings you want, how much ice you want, and even how sweet you’d like your drink – even if you want to double the sugar! As for toppings, you can add pearls, grass jelly, coconut jelly, red bean, aloe vera, coffee jelly, rainbow jelly, or even pudding into your bubble tea. The treats from Bake Code include a decadent and layered red velvet cake, macarons in bubble tea flavours (like matcha or roasted milk tea), and even cheese tarts. This place is epic on variety and vibe, all of the tea is fresh, and the service is great to boot.
1) Bean & Pearl
This bubble tea place just opened in 2017 and has topped our list! Bean & Pearl is in a plaza at Creditview and Sandalwood, and they’re so new, they don’t even have a sign on their storefront, so it’s a little hard to realize this place exists if you haven’t heard of it on our site or seen them all over social media. This family-run bubble tea joint goes all out with their bubble tea. You can get classics like jasmine green tea, honeydew, hokkaido, taro, and mango, or try their featured flavours like cookies and cream, cheesecake, or red bean, and you can choose how sweet you want your drink and how cold you want it. You can even choose from a bunch of toppings, including tapioca, cheese milk foam, and panna cotta. They have a darling seating area that’s good for catching up with friends or perhaps getting some work done (though it’s a little loud there), and the service is extremely kind to boot. Their bubble tea is straight up delicious! And, you can get a great pic for the ‘gram. Pictured: cookies and cream.