Chill out with a tasty bubble tea in Edmonton

Bubble tea’s popularity has spread from Taiwan to Canada, with the number of cafes where you can find this sweet treat, complete with tapioca pearls and jelly, expanding every year. Whether you prefer yours milky, slushy or made with real fruit juice, there is no shortage of delicious varieties and flavours in Edmonton.

Taiwan Express

1
8025 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E3

Located in Old Strathcona, Taiwan Express offers a massive list of bubble tea flavours, in addition to some tasty snacks and iced green and black teas. Flavours range from traditional (taro, lychee, passion fruit) to fun (chocolate, lavender, almond). It’s less than $4 for a milk bubble tea with tapioca pearls, making this an affordable treat.

Teapsy Cafe

2
9959 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z1

This Whyte Avenue bubble tea spot is open from 3 p.m. till midnight Monday through Thursday, from 1 p.m. till 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. till midnight on Sundays, making it a great place to grab a late-night bubble tea drink. They serve both natural jelly and grass in their bubble tea and, if you order your drink to stay, the tapioca bubbles are served on the side, so you can add them at your own leisure. They have cool flavours, like matcha or peach green tea.

The Tea Place Ltd

3
13671 St Albert Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 5E7

A tea house and café, The Tea Place serves up lunch items, including soup and Panini, and more than 200 kinds of tea, including bubble tea. Choose from fresh fruit milky bubble tea in flavours such as chocolate and strawberry or watermelon, dairy-free fresh fruit bubble tea (made with fruit and green tea), regular milky bubble tea (blended black tea, milk and flavour) or a regular bubble tea without the dairy. Other yummy flavours include sour raspberry, pina colada, strawberry and kiwi, and avocado. Choices for bubbles are: tapioca, lychee, mango stars or sour green apple.

Bubble Tea Cafe

4
3-10645 97 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2L7

This cozy little bubble tea place serves up small bubble teas at reasonable prices (perfect if you want a drink but don’t want a huge serving). Their sweet, chewy tapioca pearls taste authentic and are perfectly soft. They serve traditional flavours, like taro, but you can also get other kinds, such as chocolate. There aren’t many tables, so it’s best to get your bubbly treat to go.

Boba Island

5
10588 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2R6

Located in Chinatown, Boba Island is one of the original bubble tea cafes in Edmonton. They serve shaken fruit teas, flavoured milk teas, coffee blends, real fruit juice slushes, frappes and coconut milk drinks, all with tasty tapioca pearls. Choose between strawberry or grass jelly and mango, strawberry or lychee popping boba. If you don’t see a flavour you crave, you can ask them to customize one for you.

Tasty Choice

6
107-2920 Calgary Trl NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 2G8

At this bubble tea café, you have a choice between several kinds of bubble tea, including one made with powder and one made with real fruit. Flavours range from sumba coffee and red bean milk to blueberry and matcha green tea. You can also get a bubble tea made with red or green tea, slush or fruit juice, with flavours such as honey, jack fruit, coconut banana and kumquat.

Dream Tea House Inc

7
11242 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2X4

Whether you’re a fan of single flavour bubble teas, like mango, cantaloupe or pineapple or want to shake things up with a mixed flavour, such as peach and lychee or raspberry and vanilla, you’ll find plenty of great options here. They also serve real fruit juice bubble tea, as well as smoothies and slushes with those famous tapioca pearls that make bubble tea so popular. You can substitute skim milk or soy milk in your drink, and most of the bubble tea flavours are available iced or hot. You can even request a specific texture and level of sweetness.

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