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Your ultimate guide to the best bubble tea in and around Victoria

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Bubble tea, also known as boba tea, has become a go-to drink in Victoria.

This tea-based beverage from Taiwan is loved for its endless flavour options and chewy tapioca pearls, also known as boba.

Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, fruity, or creamy, there’s a bubble tea for everyone. The drink is typically made with a base of tea or milk, mixed with fruit or syrup, and filled with chewy tapioca pearls.

The refreshing drink is a great way to cool down on a hot day or if you’re simply looking for a sweet treat, there are plenty of places in Victoria to indulge in a delicious bubble tea.

From traditional tea shops to trendy cafes, Victoria has plenty of places to grab your bubble tea fix, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to get a bubble tea in Victoria.

And in case you didn’t know, April 30th is National Bubble Tea Day, incase you need another reason to head out for a treat! That date was selected because that was the day in 2010 that Kung Fu Tea opened its first American bubble tea shop in New York City.

Get ready to sip, slurp, and chew your way through Victoria with these 15 locations:

Shake It Bubble Tea

With two locations at Uptown and Westshore Town Centre, Shake It Bubble Tea say they strive to become a daily necessity for boba addicts to taste the amazing combination of tea, milk, and juice.

According to them, they select high-quality tea as the base, and season it with natural sugar, bringing a refreshing and rich taste. Their products include milk tea, fruit tea, yogurt drink, and slush/smoothie.

  • Where:
    • Uptown, 101-3500 Uptown Blvd
    • Westshore Town Centre, 132B-2945 Jacklin Road
  • When: Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BobaDog Bubble Tea & Hotdogs

Looking for a spot to enjoy some refreshments and delicious hot dogs with some amazing toppings? Bobadog offer a great selection of drinks and might even have styles of hot dogs you haven’t heard of!

  • Where: 1108 Blanshard Street
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SH91 Drink (Partea)

Partea has a variety of fruit slush teas, fruit teas, tea lattes, hot tea and brown sugar drinks. Right now, they are offering a limited edition Coconut Pudding milk tea, stop by to try it while you can!

  • Where: 1026 Blanshard Street
  • When: Open 7 days a week with various hours

Xing Fu Tang

Canada’s fastest growing bubble tea franchise chain. Brown sugar is their expertise and handmade pearls – regular pearls!

  • Where: 608 Broughton Street
  • When: Open 7 days a week with various hours

LoyalTea

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Loyaltea is a family-owned, Vancouver Island business. They specialize in handcrafted drinks and fresh teas with real fruits. Every drink is customizable with a selection of toppings, so you’ll be sure to get what you’re looking for!

  • Where: 1609 Douglas Street
  • When: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday to Sunday

Letea

Le Tea is located in Hillside Shopping Centre and is also available on Uber Eats!

  • Where: Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Avenue,
  • When: Open Monday to Friday during mall hours

The Bubble Tea Place

The Bubble Tea place, located in Victoria’s historic Chinatown, is a downtown favourite. Be sure to stop by and try some of the classics or their own creations. The drink names are sure to make you laugh!

  • Where: 532 Fisgard Street
  • When: Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday), 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea

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“YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea-Famous Tea In The World Daily Life. Be Natural, Be Fresh, Be Organic. No Powder, No Syrups, No Fructose.”

  • Where: 1306 Douglas
  • When: Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

TanTea

  • Where: #104 – 688 Granderson Road
  • When: Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ding Tea Victoria

Ding Tea is open late to satisfy your bubble tea craving whenever it hits!

  • Where: 3749 Shelbourne Street
  • When: Open 7 days a week, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Momo Tea

Some of Momo Tea’s most popular drinks are the Brown Sugar Bubble Milk, Panda Milk Macchiato and Passion Fruit Bomb. They are also available on DoorDash!

  • Where: 762 Yates Street
  • When: Open 7 days a week with various hours

Fortea

If you aren’t sure what to get on your first visit to Fortea, they have a few suggestions! Try their Honey Milk Tea, Hokkaido Latte, Passion Fruit Black Tea, Grape Aloe Vera Juice or Strawberry Slush.

  • Where: 101-1551 Cedar Hill Cross Road
  • When: Monday to Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday to Sunday 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

AsUsual Cafe

AsUsual Cafe is your Taiwanese bubble tea and Hong Kong bubble waffle specialist!

  • Where: 2510 Estevan Avenue
  • When: Open Monday to Saturday

Bubble Love

Bubble tea, Twins cup, Fruit Tea, Cheese Foam, Slush, Taiwanese Fired chicken, Taiwanese beef noodle soup.

  • Where: 990 Blanshard Street
  • When: Open daily from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Big Orange Bubble Tea

With two locations, Big Orange is known for it’s long list of options and delicious flavours.

  • Where: Mayfair Shopping Centre and the Bay Centre
  • When: Open daily during mall hours

Flourish BeauTea

Victoria’s trending and locally brewed tea cafe.

  • Where: 667 Fort Street and 2830 Peatt Road in Langford
  • When: Open daily with various hours

 

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