Manchester’s bubble tea scene is ever growing – and the revolutionary sweet drinks are taking the city by storm. You may be wondering, what is bubble tea? Bubble tea or Boba is fruity or milky tea served with chewy tapioca balls that are sucked up through a straw. Whether you’re a bubble tea lover or simply have never tasted it, here are our favourite spots, where you can buy the best Boba in the city.

Meet your Matcha at Bobo Tea

With a passion for pretty deserts and all things tea – Bobo Tea serve a range of Boba, with their Matcha Tea being a customer favourite. Their prices range from £3.70, for a regular tea – and £4 for a large. The popular tea shop is located in the Arndale – and also sells frozen yoghurt and bubble waffles.


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Unit 2 (kiosk outside Aldi), Uppermall, Arndale Centre Manchester, M4 3AQ
Have your cake and eat it at Woo Tea

Recently opening in the heart of China Town, Woo Tea offers customers an innovative menu – with new additions such as the Milk Foam Honeydew Melon and Peach Ice Jasmine Tea. As the only branch outside of London, Woo Tea is perfect for those who want to pair their Boba with dessert – where you can try their popular gooey Lava Cake.

Front part ground floor, 44 George street, Manchester, M1 4HF
Try the best pearl milk tea in Manchester at Gong Cha

Gong Cha is a popular Boba spot in Asia and North America. This is their first store in Europe – and home to what some call the best pearl milk tea in Manchester. The extensive menu offers a series of drinks – with the most popular drink being the Brown Sugar Milk Tea called Dirtea and the Fresh Milk Brown Sugar Pearl. The cheapest tea on the menu is £3, while the most expensive drink is £5 – making all of their drinks happily affordable.


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78 Market Street, Manchester, M1 1PD
Thu 29 Apr
Kate Pilgrim
Published on:
Wed 30 Nov 2022