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Famous Bubble Tea Brands in Vancouver

Vancouver has seen a surge in famous bubble tea brands opening up locations in the city. The range of bubble tea offerings range from classic to more eye-catching and Instagram-worthy options including Brown Sugar Milk Pearl, Fruit Teas and Cheese Teas.

Famous Bubble Tea Brands in Vancouver

Some of the high-profile openings including Xing Fu Tang, The Alley, Yi Fang and more.

Here is a list of famous bubble tea brands in Vancouver.

Xing Fu Tang 幸福堂

Xing Fu Tang is a Taiwanese bubble brand that is known for their stir-fry tapioca pearls in brown sugar in order to add an extra charcoal flavour to the drink.

Xing Fu Tang Vancouver Cambie Canada Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea Bubble Tea

Drinks that feature the brown sugar pearl include the Brown Sugar Pearl Milk, Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea, Brown Sugar Pearl Black Tea Latte and Brown Sugar Pearl and Herbal Jelly Milk.

Other drink offerings include Matcha Pearl Milk; Soda and Handmade Jelly; Lemon Green Tea and so forth. They do not offer customization options for ice level and sweeetness.

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Xing Fu Tang 幸福堂
3432 Cambie St, Vancouver
8030 Granville Street, Vancouver
2675 Kingsway, Vancouver
130-8311 Lansdowne Road, Richmond
6271 Kingsway, Burnaby
1180 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

The Alley 鹿角巷

The Alley is a Taiwanese-based modern bubble tea chain known for their Brown Sugar Deerioca (tapioca pearl) drinks. The Alley’s trendy and unique branding starting with their signature logo – a male deer or buck head – has made it a social media darling.

The Alley Bubble Tea Vancouver | The Alley Vancouver | Brown Sugar Deerioca

The Alley freshly handcrafts the Deerioca which are then slow-cooked in a brown sugar “lava” for two hours. The brown sugar is made using house-made cane sugar.

The Alley Bubble Tea Vancouver | The Alley Vancouver | Brown Sugar Deerioca

The top drinks to order from The Alley are:

  1. Deerioca Fever (Fresh Milk/Soy Milk)
  2. Royal No. 9 Milk Tea
  3. The Alley Trio Milk Tea
  4. Apple of My Eye
  5. Hojicha Latte
  6. White Peach Oolong

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The Alley 鹿角巷
985 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC

Prime’s Thai Tea 素匠泰茶

Newly open on Robson Street is Prime’s Thai Tea, a Chinese brand which specializes in Thai-style milk teas. The brand was founded in 2015 and originated from Jianmen, Guangdong. Prime’s Thai Tea is one of the largest beverage brands in China with over 500 stores.

Prime's Thai Tea Best Drinks 素匠泰茶 Vancouver Robson

Here are Prime’s Thai Tea best drinks:

  1. Cheese Peach Oolong
  2. Signature Thai Coconut Milk
  3. Jasmine Raspberry Hawthorn
  4. Signature Glutinous Rice Milk Tea
  5. Thai Cake Milk Tea
  6. Fresh Thai Milk Hitting Ginger
  7. Peach Gum Tremella Coconut Milk
  8. Rouge Passion Bubble
  9. Lemon Butterfly Star

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Prime’s Thai Tea 素匠泰茶
1194 Robson St, Vancouver, BC

Baroness Bubble Tea 小黑糖

Baroness is a “boutique” bubble tea brand with 3 locations in Taiwan, 1 in Hong Kong, and upcoming openings in Vietnam and Malaysia. Baroness specializes in brown sugar pearl milk in which the brown sugar is made with the brand owner’s secret recipe.

Baroness Bubble Tea menu is divided into Brown Sugar Series, Brown Sugar Oatmilk Series, Baroness Bubble Tea Series, Black Tea Series, Tea-based Series, Baroness Special Series, Wintermelon Series, and Winter Series

The five signature drinks at Baroness are:

  1. Purple Yam Milk with Brown Sugar
  2. Uji-Matcha Latte
  3. Thai Style with Oatmilk
  4. Brown Sugar Oatmilk
  5. Brown Sugar Milk
Baroness Bubble Tea in Vancouver: 小黑糖

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Baroness Bubble Tea 小黑糖
2790 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Milksha Vancouver 迷客夏

Milksha (迷客夏) has announced that they will be opening up Milksha Vancouver at 1258 Robson Street sometime this fall.

Milksha Vancouver 迷客夏 Bubble Tea on Robson Street

The brand is known as “Milkshop” in Taiwan and “Milksha” outside of Taiwan. The company currently has over 230 locations in Taiwan, as well as 20 in China and 2 in Hong Kong.

Milksha has been voted No. 1 bubble tea by Taiwan university students (who are known to be hardcore bubble tea consumers).

The company was founded in 2004 by a dairy farmer, Kevin Lim, who decided to set up his beverage brand, using milk as the main ingredient rather than creamer. Their drinks and pearls are made without preservatives or artificial colouring.

Milksha is also known for their honey boba pearls in which cooked pearls are soaked with honey so that they can absorb the flavour. Because the pearls have no artificial ingredients, they have are clear in colour rather than brown.

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Milksha Vancouver 迷客夏
1258 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

YiFang Fruit Tea 芳水果茶

YiFang Fruit Tea is a Taiwanese-based bubble tea and fruit tea chain with locations worldwide. All their ingredients are imported from Taiwan while the juices they use are resh and cold-pressed. The brand prides itself on using natural ingredients rather than artificial flavours and powders.

Best Yifang Fruit Tea Drinks | Top Yifang Fruit Tea Drinks 一芳水果茶

Here are the recommended drinks named by YiFang Canada.

  1. Jinfeng Roselle Lemon Slice Juice
  2. Pearl Black Tea Latte
  3. Grass Jelly Tea Latte
  4. Mashed Taro Milk
  5. YiFang Fruit Tea
  6. Pineapple Green Tea
  7. Ilan Kumquat Green Tea
  8. Xijgyi Green Plum Green Tea
  9. Luye Ginger Tea (Winter Special)
  10. Longan and Red Date Tea
  11. Shikou Cane Jade Tea
  12. Oolong Tea Cream Latte
  13. Black Sugar Pearl Milk
  14. Black Sugar Pearl Tea Latte

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YiFang Fruit Tea 芳水果茶

  • Richmond
    • Gilbert Store: 150-5555 Gilbert Road, Richmond (see review here)
    • Union Square Store: 1131-8328 Capstan Way, Richmond
  • Vancouver
    • Downtown Store: 2-1725 Robson Street, Vancouver (see review here)
    • Cambie Store: 4020 Cambie Street, Vancouver
    • Kerrisdale Store: 2112 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
    • Kingsway Store: 3612 Kingsway, Vancouver
    • Sunset Store: 6049 Fraser Street, Vancouver
    • West Point Grey Store: 4515 West 10th, Vancouver
  • Burnaby
    • Lougheed Store: 202B-4501 North Road, BurnabyCrystal Mall Store: 1601-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby
    • Brentwood Town Store: 4329 Dawson St, Burnaby

Jenjudan 珍煮丹

Founded in 1999, Jenjudan 珍煮丹 originated from Taipei’s Shilin Night Market and is best known for their brown sugar pearl milk drinks – a blend of fresh milk, brown sugar syrup and tapioca pearls.

Jenjudan Vancouver: Brown Sugar Pearl Milk on Robson Street 珍煮丹

Here are the top drinks to order from Jenjudan:

  1. Brown Sugar Boba Thai Milk Tea
  2. Brown Sugar Boba Milk
  3. Chocolate Boba with Latte
  4. Grandma’s Brown Sugar Plum Tea
  5. Red Bean Brown Sugar Milk
  6. Brown Sugar Winter Melon Lemon Tea
  7. Grass Jelly Brown Sugar Milk
  8. Green Tea with Passion Fruit & Boba & Coco Jelly
  9. Jasmine Green Tea with Cream
  10. Lemon Celadon Tea
  11. Honey Chrysanthenum Tea
  12. Uji Matcha with Red Bean

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Jenjudan 珍煮丹
1210 Robson Street, Vancouver
125-5599 Cooney Road, Richmond

Chatime 日出茶太

Originally from Taiwan, Chatime has now over 1200 locations worldwide including Abu Dhabi, Miami, and London to name a few.  100 million cups of Chatime bubble tea are sold annually – now that’s a lot of bubble tea! 

Chatime Oolong Milk Tea

Here are the top 10 drinks from Chatime:

  1. Pearl Milk Tea
  2. Grass Jelly Roasted Milk Tea
  3. Red Bean Pearl Milk Tea
  4. Taiwan Mango QQ
  5. Mango Smoothie
  6. Taro Smoothie
  7. Honey Oolong Tea Latte
  8. Honey Jasmine Green Tea
  9. Matcha Red Bean Milk Tea
  10. Chocolate Mousse

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Chatime 日出茶太

  • 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⁣⁣

Gong Cha 貢茶

Gong Cha is a Taiwanese-based bubble tea chain with over 1,200 stores worldwide including Japan, Korea, Australia and the US. “Gong Cha” refers to tea that is offered to the Emperor in Chinese Imperial times.

Best Selling Gong Cha Drinks | Top 10 Gong Cha Drinks

Here are the top 10 drinks from Gong Cha:

  1. Royal Milk Tea with Pearl
  2. Milk Foam Earl Grey Tea
  3. Earl Grey Milk Tea with 3J
  4. Milk Foam Wintermelon Drink
  5. Taro Milk with Red Bean
  6. Mango Smoothie
  7. Passionfruit Green Tea with QQ Jelly
  8. Milk Tea with Grass Jelly
  9. Lemon Wintermelon with Basil Seed
  10. Milk Foam Black Forest

Gong Cha 貢茶

  • 386 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • 823 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • 5712 Tyne St, Vancouver
  • 130 – 6068 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • 290-1175 Johnson Street, Coquitlam

Coco Fresh Tea & Juice 都可茶飲

With over 2,000 stores worldwide, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is one of the largest bubble tea franchises in the world.  In fact, they claim to make 100 cups of bubble tea every second. CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice serves authentic Taiwanese bubble tea, milk tea, latte, smoothies and juice.

Best Coco Fresh Tea & Juice Drinks | Top 10 Coco Fresh Tea & Juice Drinks | Best Seller Coco Fresh Tea & Juice Drinks

Here are the top 10 drinks from Coco:

  1. Original Bubble Tea
  2. 3 Guys
  3. Lemon King
  4. Bubble Gaga
  5. Black Tea Macchiato
  6. Red Bean Matcha Milk Tea
  7. Sago Taro Milk Tea
  8. Lemon Yakult
  9. Mango Smoothie
  10. Black Tea Latte

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Coco Fresh Tea & Juice 都可茶飲

  • 609 W Pender St, Vancouver
  • 3275 Kingsway, Vancouver
  • 491 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver
  • 5728 University Blvd B10, Vancouver
  • 8100 No 2 Rd #140, Richmond
  • 3779 Sexsmith Rd #2116, Richmond
  • E-501 North Rd, Coquitlam

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