Chinese tea chain Heytea spawned an insane two-hour-long queue when it opened last month at Ion Orchard, all for its cheese foam-topped fruit teas. They are apparently the first brand in the world to offer cheese teas, but their drinks are mostly served without pearls as the Heytea folks reckon their fruit teas are “best tasted naked”.
But if you prefer your drink with some chewy pearls, Heytea is launching their first bobo tea series this Wednesday (December 12). Bobo is a Chinese slang term for ‘pearls’. There are two flavours available: Brûlée Bobo Tea ($4.50) and Oreo Bobo Tea ($4.80). You can choose from a base of either Cow Head fresh milk or red milk tea for your drink, and customise the sweetness level as well as the amount of pearls. You can also buy additional toppings like Bobo Pops (crunchy white pearls, $0.60), Brown Sugar Bobo ($0.70), crushed Oreos ($0.90) and Brown Sugar Milk-sicles (milk pudding cubes, $0.90) for your bobo tea.