Following a successful pre-debut at #ShilinSingapore night market in April, Taiwanese bubble tea chain Milksha has launched its first flagship outlet at Suntec City on June 22nd and will be opening its second store at the new Funan mall on June 28th.
Better known as 迷客夏 Milkshop in Taiwan, the famous bubble tea joint has over 230 outlets in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong; and making its first South-East Asia debut in Singapore.
It’s a well known fact that bubble tea is a renewed hype and there are many more new bubble tea players now in Singapore, including recent global franchises like The Alley, Chicha San Chen and Xin Fu Tang — so what makes Milksha different from the rest?
The building stone of Milksha‘s brand mission is to offer customers natural, handmade and unique milk beverages. To achieve that, Milksha uses only 100 percent natural fresh milk and natural ingredients to create its products.
For instance, the fresh milk is from Greenfields which leaves an aromatic and full-bodied taste. The tapioca pearls are homemade and imported from Taiwan, then cooked in-store daily with Taiwanese honey for a sweet floral finish.
No preservatives, chemical ingredients or artificial colouring are used in Milksha beverages, including one of its best sellers: Fresh Taro Milk, they use taro originated from Dajia Taiwan and mash the cooked taro gently by hand.
Premium ingredients like Valrhona cocoa from France and Izumo Tousuien-imported Japanese matcha can be found in the preparation of the signature tea beverages.
Milksha has introduced four series (Fresh Milk Series / Fresh Milk Tea Latte Series / Premium Tea Series / Special Concoction) in Singapore and they have five signatures on the menu which are must-tries; include Fresh Handmade Taro Milk, Azuki Matcha Milk, Valrhona 100% Cocoa Milk, Refreshing Orange Green Tea and Earl Grey Latte with Honey Pearl.
Taro fans should definitely try the Fresh Taro Milk ($5.60); it doesn’t comes with the most attractive colour, but you will love the creamy texture and fresh taste of hand-mashed yam and milk.
If you are still not sick of brown sugar bubble teas, you can go for the Brown Sugar Milk with Honey Pearls ($5.60); Milksha’s rendition is mildly sweet, it contains fresh dairy taste and fragrant brown sugar which goes really well with the signature honey pearls. For something less milky and with tea, you can try the Earl Grey Latte.
Matcha lovers can try the Azuki Matcha Milk ($5.60); it has sweetness from Azuki beans fresh creamy taste of milk and slightly earthy matcha undertones, I wished that the matcha taste could be stronger.
If you prefer fruity teas, you definitely have to try the Refreshing Orange Green Tea ($4.20). It is ultra-refreshing, you get the sweet citrusy profile from whole Taiwanese oranges and a delicate bitter aftertaste from the green tea. Try it alone as a summer drink or add on chewy honey pearls to satisfy your boba cravings.
Customers can try out the self-service kiosk and enjoy their favourite bubble teas. Alternatively, they also order their drinks over at the counter.
With efforts to go environmentally friendly and help reduce plastic waste, Milksha Singapore has introduced a special tumbler (two colors) and two exclusively designed cloth cup sleeves.
With every Milksha purchase, you will receive a limited edition cup sleeve (both outlets); or purchase any 4 drinks and get a Milksha diamond tumbler for free (Funan outlet), while stocks last.
MILKSHA 迷客夏 SINGAPORE
Milksha Suntec City Mall
Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard #02-375/376, Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm
Location: 107 North Bridge Road #02-K07 Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm