When we think that the bubble tea joint is at its saturation since there are Gong Cha, Koi and Each A Cup at every part of Singapore. Now we saw Yuan Cha 源茶 popped up at Bukit Panjang Plaza, even though, it is currently standing at only one store from this new brand.
The name Yuan Cha came from the proverb 『掘井之人，飲水思源』which means respect and appreciate for the humblest beginnings, and impart gratification for life’s simple enjoyments. As such the value of Yuan Cha is to treat each cup of tea with utmost respect.
At Yuan Cha, they have the usual basic tea, milk tea, honey tea and fruit tea series. On the menu is also the rarely found Osmanthus Tea. And what really so special about them is the Fruit Vinegar series which none of the bubble tea joint is offering currently. One other unique factor about them is that they uses some tea that are hardly offered by any bubble tea shop in Singapore, such as Tieguanyin, Red Oolong and Puer Tea. The commonly found are the Green Tea, Black Tea, Alisan Tea and Oolong Tea are also on Yuan Cha menu.
The tea comes in both Medium and Large with sugar levels of 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. 8 toppings are available such as QQ balls, Herbal Jelly, AiYu, Aloe Vera, Coconut Jelly and Konjac.
We tried almost all except the Osmanthus which was out of stock and we have yet tried the Honey. The Milk Tea, instead of milk, uses creamer to the tea which we didn’t prefer. Yuan Cha chose the latter to sustain the froth for the beverage. Fruit Tea was appealing. While my fave was the Fruit Vinegar. This is great for customers who like strong sweet and sour flavours. Hot option is available for the Basic Tea, Milk Tea and Osmanthus Series.
And at Yuan Cha, beside Bubble Tea both hot and cold, they do sell tea leaves for customers to enjoy the basic tea at the comfort of their home or office. A good variety was offered.
We like the quality and the taste of Yuan Cha bubble tea. We think they should do well. And I hope they will come to town soon. Lastly, it would be fabulous if they do offer delivery.
Addition note: Since their opening of the Bukit Panjang outlet, they have a second outlet at Far East Plaza on Scott Road.
Yuan Cha 源茶
Tel: +65 6769 1153
Daily 1100 to 2130
- Downtown line – Bukit Panjang
- At or Opp Bukit Panjang Plaza along Jelebu Road 75, 171, 960, 963, 970, 979
- Blk 183 or Blk 604 along Bukit Panjang Road 176, 180, 184, 187, 190, 700A, 920, 922, 972, 975, 979