Sharetea sells a range of handcrafted bubble teas.
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Sharetea's Pudding milk tea hands down.
I have tried different bubble tea shops, but none managed to win my heart except for Sharetea.
Their milk tea with pudding have their own unique taste. Especially with pearls added in, the chewy pearls and sweet milk tea that are mixed with pudding will definitely making you wants to buy more. Their pudding is made of mango pudding. Imagine, Milk tea being mixed with mango puddings, isn't it just awesome? Their pudding is not too sweet nor tasteless. It's the perfect definition of just nice. There are only large cup available for pudding milk tea which made it costly. However, it is worth the price!
Another bubble tea store
I have never been one for bubble tea. I mean, I like my milk tea well enough, but with the recent influx of 'gourmet' bubble tea, it just seems that the bubble tea business has gotten too competitive and saturated for my liking.
Sharetea is another one of the numerous bubble tea outlets in Singapore with a 'USP'. For them, it has to be the fact that they are more indie as compared to the likes of KOI and Gong Cha, as well as their preparation method. Apparently, all their drinks are handcrafted. Personally, I could not tell the difference between their drinks and those of say... SweetTalk. Fellow reviewers may disagree with me, but I feel that the improved taste you get is not worth the premium price you pay. $2 more for a label? No thanks sir.
I'll stick with my $1.20 milk tea from SweetTalk.
Taro Milk Tea!
I am a proud lover of milk tea. I have tried milk tea from neighbourhood bubble tea stores as well as from big franchises like Koi and Gongcha, but in my opinion, nothing beats the Taro Milk Tea at Sharetea!
Although Sharetea is a relatively new brand selling milk tea in Singapore, it has quickly risen up the ranks and is pretty much comparable to the likes of Koi, if not better.
However, I do feel that Sharetea's prices can be a little too expensive, as a regular cup of milk tea can cost up to $2.90, and for the flavoured ones, $3.50. If Sharetea could re-evaluate the prices, perhaps there would be a larger crowd.
Although the prices can be intimidating, the scrooge in me definitely takes a backseat whenever I have a craving for their Taro Milk Tea. Definitely a must-try, as it's a pleasant deviant from the typical original milk tea! Another drink that I'd recommend from Sharetea would be the Toffee Milk Tea. Although it can be a little too sweet for regular folks, I have no doubt that fellow sweet tooths will fall in love with it.
Sharetea definitely needs more love!
A special treat for myself
Although Sharetea's speciality is milk tea, being not a great fan of milk tea myself, I bravely ordered their Passion Fruit Green Tea with the 'let's just try try' mindset. Honestly, I was not exactly hoping that it would impress me, but upon the first mouthful, I secretly made a promise that I would try the rest of their Green Tea, Red Tea, and maybe even their Milk Tea!
On the downside, all their beverages are considerably overpriced, so sometimes Gong Cha would appear a more affordable alternative. I would patronise Sharetea when I feel like 'treating myself'. Their friendly and efficient staffs never fail to brighten my mood too!
There's a reason that KOI and Gong Cha will always remain on the top of my list of to-go bubble tea stores. The milk tea at KOI is simply unbeatable, and the wide variety of flavours available at Gong Cha are enough to satisfy me such that there's really no reason to visit other brands. Living at Yishun, however, with my limited choices, led me to trying Share Tea out.
One word - disappointing. I gauge the standard of a certain Bubble Tea brand by its original Milk Tea, and Share Tea's just missed the point completely. No fragrance of the tea could be tasted at all. Bland, tasteless, 'meh'. And no, I did not order too low a sugar percentage, mine was 70%. Their toppings didn't do much for me either. I was determined no to try it again until one of my friends dragged me there to try their Happy Family drink, which is basically a Milk Tea complemented with ALL the toppings. And no, that didn't do for me either. Red bean, pearl, pudding came together in a mess. I on the other hand, having tried the Milk Tea and am adamant on staying far from it, tried the Passionfruit Green Tea. It was not bad, though nothing on Gong Cha still, as Gong Cha's Passionfruit flavouring still tastes more natural and refreshing. The unique thing about Share Tea's is that it contains passionfruit seeds - a definite winner for passionfruit lovers.
All in all, still a no. Not to mention how pricey a drink here can be. Stick to KOI and Gong Cha and you'll be more than satisfied.
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My old bubbletea flame
I used to be a faithful Sharetea follower, until a Koi Cafe opened in Yishun. Since then, only dire situations would result in me getting Sharetea instead of Koi.
One of those situations was when I had been studying in Woodlands Regional Library and was hit with an intense milk tea craving. With no other bubble tea stores to be found, I had to settle with the once-familiar Sharetea. The taste that followed made me wonder how I even liked Sharetea in the first place. The milk tea tasted artificial and overtly sweet, and the tapioca pearls broke apart instead of stretching when bitten down on - the gross texture that you get from refrigerating pearls overnight. I gripped my plastic cup and willed it to become Koi, to no avail.
Sharetea’s milk tea failed to have the creamy, smooth taste I loved and found in other more well-known bubble tea outlets. Any more traumatic experiences, and I may actually swear off Sharetea for good.
Premium, underrated bubble tea
I have never understood the hype over bubble tea joints like KOI or even Gong Cha. Share tea, to me, is one of the best bubble tea chains around - minus the queues.
To be fair, I guess every bubble tea joint has their own specialty. Share Tea, in my opinion, is a clear winner in my heart, for their Winter Melon Tea with french vanilla creme is absolutely delightful.
I am not only a loyal customer, but also faithful (or in other words, boring) to my choices, with me ordering the same winter melon tea every time I patronise Share Tea.
The winter melon tea, topped with french vanilla creme, can be consumed in 2 ways, depending on your preference. Some would prefer to ask for a cutter and cut the edges of the drink open, sipping the froth directly. For me, I would swirl the froth around trying to mix it evenly with the drink, then consume it using the straw. Either way, I would say it's a refreshing and satisfying drink.
Now excuse me while I go order my winter melon tea.
When I first walked past a ShareTea outlet at my neighbourhood shopping mall, the first thought that came to mind was "not another bubble tea outlet again". With the rise of popular bubble tea outlets like Koi, Gongcha and Artease, I didn't think any other bubble tea shops could top them.
I wasn't wrong. When I first went to ShareTea to order a drink that was listed in their menu, they told me it was sold out. Then I asked for a second drink and they said that they ran out of the ingredients. So I had to settle for my third drink. It's not that I'm being fussy but they should have been more prepared. It wasn't like they had many customers anyways.
In addition, the taste was exactly what I guess it'd be like - meh. It wasn't special and it certainly didn't beat my favourites from Koi or Gongcha. They're basically just another bubble tea shop, and slightly overpriced for quality too.
One absolute Favourite
I have to say that different bubble tea franchises appeal to me differently, because I have a few favourites from each. For Sharetea, it's their Winter Melon Milk Tea with Grass Jelly, 0% Sugar. This combination is divine.
I know I said 0%, but trust me, the milk tea is sweet enough (I have a sweet tooth). I usually get 70% - 80% for by bubble teas, but 0% for this is good enough. It's also safe to say that Sharetea sells some of the better bubble teas in town. The quality is there for sure. Their pudding milk tea is worth a try, too.
One downer is probably the price of the drinks. Honestly, I find Sharetea a little overpriced. But I guess that's the amount we pay for bubble tea nowadays.
One of the better brands
Even though Singapore is saturated with all sorts of bubble tea shops, one of my absolute favourites has got to be Sharetea.
Each bubble tea brand has their best and most popular flavours, and Sharetea's tastiest and most popular drink has got to be their Pudding Milk Tea. I find Sharetea's milk tea to be more smooth and less sweet than other brands, and the pudding is really nice and chewy, which adds a nice touch to the milk tea.
Another of my favourite flavour would be the Winter Melon Milk Tea. I love winter melon, and pairing it up with milk tea has got to be one of the best combinations in the world. Do take note that winter melon itself is already sweet, so usually I'll just order the drink with 0% sugar, and it'll still be sweet enough for me.
artisan creme teas
"Do you like KOI or Gong Cha?" To some Bubble Tea connoisseurs, this question of affiliation is arguably the most contentious subject to broach with likeminded friends - potentially resulting in hours of heated debate with no possible resolution in sight.
However, the introduction of Share Tea could somewhat alleviate this tension, if you should have friends who like their teas with a "milk cap". KOI Macchiato fans will tell you that they love the sweet and rich creme foam that goes so well with the now-defunct oolong tea offering, while Gong Cha "Special Milk Tea" diehards will insist the slightly salty creme packs more punch. At Share Tea, I'm pleased to Share (hahaha ain't I a punny thing) that they offer both types of creme capped tea options!
The names of their creme already sends shivers down my spine, urging me to shake open my purse strings uncontrollably, every time I find myself within eye-shot of a Share Tea outlet. I mean, French Vanilla or Sea Salt Creme? Goodness, describing their cremes as artisan just merely comes close.
If you are concerned about Share Tea's affordability, do try their Pudding Milk Tea, which is now available at a reduced price.
BUT if you're still not convinced, let it be known that I don't care, because it means lesser people for me to queue behind!
Whichever your poison, let us clink our plastic cups in a toast to bubble teas. x
Nice milk tea
After I first tried Share Tea in Genting, I fell in love with their milk tea! I thought the serving size is bigger as compared to the rest of the bubble teas and the packaging is attractive too. Thereafter, every time I see Share Tea (in JB or Singapore), I will definitely stop by to get their milk tea. That was how addictive I got. But regardless, KOI still holds the champion place for their milk tea taste. It’s just that they no longer serve the big pearls anymore, which makes it look less attractive as compared to Share Tea.
I also tried ordering Share Tea via delivery, but it just doesn’t taste as great after the ice melts. So, I would not recommend ordering delivery no matter how much you crave for it.
Share Tea also provides rather good service, with all their staffs greeting which is quite similar to the Taiwan concept. In terms of taste and packaging, Share Tea is more or less my first or second choice.
Pudding milk tea
When Sharetea first launched in Singapore, they were giving out free sample of their pudding milk tea. Next thing I know, I was paying up for my purchase of a cup of pudding milk tea. From then on, pudding milk tea became my favorite drink at Sharetea.
The milk tea has a distinct tea aroma. What makes it special is the pudding jelly. The soft and sweet jelly complements the drink completely. The pudding is smooth, which means it does not get stuck on the straw when you sip. It simply melts in you mouth! I have not tried other drinks yet because each time, I can't seem to resist the temptation of ordering a pudding milk tea.
To top it off, NTU students get a 10% discount which means, stuffing myself with more pudding milk tea.
I love ice cream milk tea
I've always loved milk tea with ice cream and this place has an amazing one.
I didn't try anything else, but this is enough for me. When Sharetea first opened, my sister convinced me that all milk teas are the same and basically I could buy a drink here too (because I insisted give me Gongcha or give me Death but she's not patient enough to walk down to ION with me).
So I tried their milk tea. And they had a lot of funky options that Gongcha didn't offer. There were an assortment of jelly and ice cream, so I opted for that. As it turned out, it was the best drink of my 19 years. How can milk and tea and ice cream be such beloved friends for so long and how can I only find out now.
Come here for the Ice Cream Milk Tea and you'll spend the rest of the day wondering what a wonderful world this is.
Great tasting yummy yam drink with white pearls
I have tried a few different brands of bubble tea in the yam version. But I must say so far, in terms of taste, Sharetea has my vote for its yam bubble tea.
The yam bubble tea has a very rich yam flavour. When you drink, it you do not feel that it is simply just powdered yam flavouring, it does really feel like the real yam taste. Comparing to others I have tried, some can be as bad as just purple coloured drink, while at most they are just really thin version of the yam taste. Sharetea's version is the best so far.
Also, I went to the Parkway Parade outlet recently and saw they had a yam with white pearls. I ordered that and as usual, the yam was as good as usual. The pearls were a refreshing difference from the usual black pearls. It was crunchy and tasted a bit like water chestnut. And it actually went really went with the yam.
In terms of service, the staff at Sharetea are generally very friendly and sometimes you get staff who talked as if they might really be from Taiwan with the signature cute-sy voice of Taiwanese girls.