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Where to Get Brown Sugar Pearl Milk in Metro Vancouver | 溫哥華黑糖珍珠鮮奶

The latest craze in the world of bubble tea is centered around Brown Sugar Pearl Milk (黑糖珍珠鮮奶). For the uninitiated, Brown Sugar Pearl Milk is a blend of fresh milk, brown sugar syrup and tapioca pearls.

Many have found the drink appealing due to the richness of the flavour from the caramelization of the brown sugar. It’s also a very pretty (hence, very Instagrammable) drink with funky streak patterns of brown sugar. I personally have enjoyed the contrast between the warm pearls and the cold milk. The original Brown Sugar Pearl Milk is caffeine-free as it does not have tea in it, however certain places other variations featuring tea (like tea latte, milk tea etc).

Want to know where to get Brown Sugar Pearl Milk in Vancouver? Check out these places below.

1. Xing Fu Tang | 幸福堂

Taiwanese-based Xing Fu Tang opened up in South Cambie last month. The Brown Sugar Milk Series ($5.50 – $6.95) at Xing Fu Tang includes the Brown Sugar Pearl Milk, Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea, Brown Sugar Pearl Black Tea Latte and Brown Sugar Pearl and Herbal Jelly Milk. See my review here.

Xing Fu Tang
3432 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC
2675 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC

2. YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea |一芳台灣水果茶

While YiFang is primarily known for their fruit tea, they also serve Black Sugar Soft Pearl Ball ($6.50).

YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea
150-5555 Gilbert Rd., Richmond
4020 Cambie St, Vancouver
2112 W 41St. Ave., Vancouver
3612 Kingsway, Vancouver
1601-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby
4329 Dawson St., Burnaby
202B-4501 North Rd., Burnaby
6049 Fraser St., Vancouver

Coming soon:
4515 W10th Ave, Vancouver
3-1161 The High St., Coquitlam
109-10196 152nd St., Surrey

3. Taan Char | 嘆茶

Taan Char, an independently-owned bubble tea shop in South Granville and Metrotown, offers Brown Sugar Pearl Milk.

Taan Char
7908 Granville St, Vancouver
1696-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby

4. Chatime | 日出茶太

Chatime BC has launched their Brown Sugar Pearl Milk series available daily starting at 3 pm.

Chatime BC
1545 W. Broadway, Vancouver
1274 Robson St, Vancouver
6075 W. Boulevard, Vancouver
2740 E. Hastings St, Vancouver 
6361 Cambie St, Vancouver
9100 Blundell Rd, Richmond
8351 Alexandra Rd, Richmond
5216 Kingsway, Burnaby
2250 Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby
10255 King George Blvd., Surrey
130-2950 King George Blvd., Surrey
2755 Lougheed Hwy., Pt. Coquitlam 
51 Sixth Street, New Westminster
2980 Island Highway North, Nanaimo
1306 Douglas St., Victoria

5. Sharetea | 歇腳亭

Sharetea BC has launched their version of Brown Sugar Pearl Milk series featuring Tiger Fresh Milk, Tiger Black Pearl Milk Tea and Tiger Green Pearl Milk Tea.

Sharetea BC
3619 Kingsway, Vancouver
2828 Cambie St, Vancouver
6111 No. 3 Road, Richmond
1033-8300 Capstan Way, Richmond

6. Exposure Social House | 曝光奶茶

Exposure Social House, a bubble tea house with locations in Richmond and Commercial Drive, serves Devil’s Fresh Milk ($6.50).

Exposure Social House
1706 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
131-4600 No 3 Road, Richmond

7. OneZo Tapioca | 丸作

Taiwanese-based OneZo Tapioca has a single location in Burnaby and offers a Dirty Tea series ($6) featuring Brown Sugar Dirty Milk, Brown Sugar Dirty Black Latte, Brown Sugar Dirty Oolong Latte, and Brown Sugar Dirty Matcha Latte.

OneZo Tapioca
4929 Kingsway, Burnaby

8. Intea | 因為茶

Canadian-founded Intea offers Black Sugar Milk Latte and Strawberry Marbled Milk.

2035-4000 No 3 Road (Aberdeen Square)
2790 West Broadway, Vancouver
29 E Esplanade, North Vancouver

9. Spiritea

The newly opened modern tea house, Spiritea, at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond has just launched a healthier version of the popular Brown Sugar Pearl Milk drink.

Meet the Brown Sugar Peach Jelly ($6.50) featuring jelly made from peach resin. Peach resin (also known as peach gum) is a natural sap that forms on peach trees, has a jelly-like texture and contains many health benefits. ⁣⁣ It has been reported in classical Chinese medical literature that peach gum has curative qualities include treating relieving stress, quenching thirst and a secret for beautiful skin. Read more about my experience here.

Aberdeen Centre 4151 Hazelbridge Way, #1968 Richmond, BC

10. The Alley

Taiwanese-based modern bubble tea chain, The Alley, has now expanded to Vancouver with a location at 985 Hornby Street. The Alley freshly handcrafts their tapioca pearls (known as Deerioca or 手做新鮮珍珠—鹿丸). The Deerioca are slow-cooked in a brown sugar “lava” for two hours. The brown sugar is made using house-made cane sugar.

Their signature Brown Sugar Deerioca drinks ($6.50) include Deerioca Fever (using fresh milk or soy milk) and Deerioca Matcha. Read more about The Alley here.

Chase Tea

At Chase Tea, you can enjoy a sweet or salty cheese cap to your Brown Sugar Pearl Milk. The frothy, mousse cheese layer adds more interesting textures and flavours to your drink. Read more here.

Chase Tea
2065 West 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC
1161-3778 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond, BC

Know of any more places? Drop me a line at [email protected].

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