One of Taiwan’s leading tea chain TenRen’s Tea 天仁茗茶 opened in Singapore, with its first retail outlet at ChinaTown Point. (Also read: 10 Must-Try Bubble Teas In Taipei)
The 800-square feet store at ChinaTown Point offers bubble tea, traditional tea drinks, as well as tea leaves, snacks and teaware.
Customers can have the choice of grab-and-go ready-made drinks or a leisurely cuppa over snacks.
In Singapore, TenRen’s menu features a range of ready-made drinks, including its signature 913 King’s Oolong Tea Latte ($3.50 for medium, $4.90 for large), Orange Green Tea ($4.00 for medium, $5.60 for large) and Taro Green Tea Latte ($4.70 for medium, $6.50 for large).
One of the largest tea retailers in the world, TenRen was founded in 1953 and now operates over 2,000 stores including 1,200 in China under the Tenfu brand, as well as in Macau, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and North America.
Although traditional tea is its mainstay, the group has in recent years made its mark in bubble tea in Taiwan, the birthplace of boba.
This is one of the brands I often see in Taipei. Like you see in EVERYWHERE. (For friends in Hong Kong, it is also that bubble tea shop found within the famous Eslite bookstore at Hysan Place, Causeway Bay.)
Over there, signatures include Black/Green Milk Tea with Pearls (NT$50, 60), 913 King’s Oolong Milk Tea (NT$60), Taro Green Milk Tea (NT$70), Dark Oolong Latte (NT$90), and Orange Green Tea (NT$70, 90).
I find that their bubble tea has a particular tea fragrance that is very appealing, though they may not have as many exciting variants as compared to the ‘younger’ brands. Their drinks also taste the ‘healthiest’ and are not too sweet.
TenRen Tea aims to open up to 30 outlets across Singapore in the next three years. We shall see.
TenRen Tea Singapore
Chinatown Point #01-07, 133 New Bridge Road Singapore 059413 (opposite McDonalds)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)