HEYTEA Singapore 喜茶 has opened its second outlet at Clarke Quay.
Boasting a modest area of 2,200 square feet, customers can sit down and enjoy a cup of tea in the comfort of the modern teahouse.
Located amidst the bustling bar scene at Clarke Quay, this outlet opens at 12pm and closes as late as 1am. How many bubble tea shops you know open past mid-night?
Expect 4 special Singapore-exclusives at HEYTEA Clarke Quay – 2 Tea Geek Special Blend and 2 Tipsy Ice Creams.
For the Singapore-exclusive alcoholic tea creations, they include the Scarlet’s Heart ($16), a refreshing watermelon-pink tipple topped off with a layer of foamy egg white.
Combining the sweet notes of fresh fruits, juicy pineapple pulps and cognac brandy with a hint of floral fragrance from jasmine green tea.
As for The Royal’s Romance ($22), it is a combination of vodka and osmanthus oolong, laced with a sprig of thyme and coupled with a splash of zest from fresh lemons.
The 2 Singapore-exclusive alcoholic ice creams include Singapore Sling ($5.50), and Guinness ($4.50) – of strong, malty Guinness flavour with the refreshing oolong tea in a soft serve.
Lovers of HEYTEA Singapore’s trendy brown sugar bubble milk tea can also enjoy these at the Clarke Quay outlet.
For those who have yet to try it, these are upgraded versions of Brown Sugar Bubble Milk – Brûlée Bobo Milk & Oreo Bobo Milk.
On top of the chewy bobo pearls and milk, there will be a layer of cream foam, powdered with brown sugar, then torched for a thin, crusty caramelised layer.
Literally Brown Sugar Bubble Milk “up-level”.
Here are 10 things about the brand-new HEYTEA Bobo Tea series:
1. Top-selling Brown Sugar Milk drink in China
The Bobo Tea range, especially the Brûlée Milk, has been one of the top-selling drinks on HEYTEA’s menu in China.
HEYTEA actually created its first cup of Brûlée Milk in 2012, but further refined its recipe over the years to the current form which is velvety-smooth.
2. Brûlée Bobo Milk and Oreo Bobo Milk
It is expected that queues will form again for the hot favourites of the Bobo Tea Series – Brûlée Bobo Milk ($4.50) or Oreo Bobo Milk ($4.80).
Alternatively, there are versions without the cream foam as well.
3. Brown Sugar crème brûlée cap
The “brûlée” effect is achieved by first topping the cup with smooth cream foam, sprinkled over with brown sugar bits, then torched lightly for just a couple of seconds – all to get that thin crunch and sweet sugary fragrance.
For the Oreo Bobo Milk, Oreo cookie bits are included at the top for added crunch, giving the drink a delightful bite and chocolatey taste.
4. Top up brown sugar crème brûlée for FREE
In addition, fans of their brown sugar crème brûlée can get a top up for FREE. Simply request for more brûlée at the counter when ordering.
5. Chewy Bobo pearls slow-cooked with brown sugar
The chewy Bobo pearls used in HEYTEA are made from natural tapioca, slow-cooked in a combination of various types of brown sugar.
More than one type of brown sugar is used to get that stronger, more intense caramel taste; and no brown sugar syrup is used.
The pearls are cooked by hand daily, for a number of hours to get right texture with a pleasurable bite, and absorbed with brown sugar fragrance for a more decadent treat.
6. Base of fresh milk or matcha
For the base of the drink, you can choose between fresh milk or matcha The level of sweetness of amount of pearls can also be adjusted to your liking.
The milk used for the Bobo series is 100% pure fresh milk, and does not contain any non-dairy creamers.
Between the two, I personally preferred the Fresh Milk for the taste of pure creaminess and fuller mouth-feel.
7. Premium red tea leaves used
Specially sourced premium red tea leaves from India are used to brew the red tea used in HEYTEA’s Milk Tea base.
8. ‘Right way’ to drink Bobo Tea
HEYTEA has designed drink covers specially for the consumption of these drinks, with instructions on the drink cover itself.
Step 1: Use the small spoon to first taste the top layer of caramelized brown sugar and brûlée (or Oreo).
Step 2: Insert the straw, mix pearls and brown sugar evenly before taking a huge sip. Enjoy!
9. Customise drinks with variety of toppings
Create your favourites by a variety of toppings which includes Cheezo ($1.60), Oreo ($0.90), Grapefruit Pulps ($0.50), Ice Cream ($1.60), and Bobo Pops ($0.60).
10. Bobo ice cream
Other than the Singapore-exclusive of Salted Egg Yolk Ice Cream ($4.80) – which is my personal favourite flavour here, and D24 Durian ($4.80), the newly launched Bobo ice cream should get boba fans excited.
This contains Tea King Ice Cream with that subtle tea taste, added with bobo peals in the middle, drizzled with brown sugar for a complete finish.
As for its decor, the intricately designed lighthouse thematic store is also HEYTEA’s very 1st Daydreamer Project outlet in Singapore, and the 9th around the world.
This should be Singapore’s first-ever in-store TEA GEEK BAR which offers a laboratory-like tea experience.
HEYTEA Singapore – Clarke Quay
HEYTEA @ CLARKE QUAY #01-06 at 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
Opening Hours: 12pm – 1am Daily
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with HEYTEA.