Top 10 Best Bubble Teas In Sabah 2023

Some people love coffee, some love tea, and then there are bubble tea lovers. Bubble tea, or Boba tea, was first introduced and popularised globally by the Taiwanese. Thanks to the drink’s unique flavour and texture experience, the earthy aroma of tea mixed with creamy milk, and the addition of chewy tapioca pearls or boba, drinking this beverage is a delightful experience for all kinds of people, especially amongst young children, teens, young adults and adults. Nowadays, bubble tea has taken various forms. From the classic one, a beige-coloured milk tea with boba sitting at the bottom of the glass, to modernised ones, such as adding brown sugar, fruits, cheese and more, both the classic and modernised versions taste as good as the other.

So, what if you currently reside in Sabah and want to satisfy your bubble tea craving? Don’t worry. This article has got you covered. Listed below are the 10 best bubble teas in Sabah 2023 you must try.

What does bubble tea taste like?

Upon drinking bubble tea, you can smell aromatic and taste a hint of bitterness from the tea. Accompanying these are the richness of the milk and some sweet flavour from the sugar added to the drink. The bubble or Boba, are tapioca balls. They don’t contribute to the drink’s taste, as they are mainly for the textural experience of drinking bubble tea. These bubbles have a texture between jellies and chewing gums.

Is bubble tea healthy?

Bubble tea is not the healthiest beverage to drink on a daily basis. It is advised that a person drinks bubble tea in moderation as its high-calorie values, high sugar value and lack of nutrition are not good for the body. It is a drink that is best reserved for occasional drinking.

10 Best Bubble Teas In Sabah 2023

1. Yoyo Lintas

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YOYO is one of the most famous bubble tea stores in Lintas, Kota Kinabalu. Its prices range from RM6.50 to RM15, making it one of Sabah’s most affordable but delicious bubble teas. YOYO in Lintas provides a spacious and comfy environment for customers to enjoy their drinks and the store also sells different bread for customers to dine while drinking their bubble teas.

Operating Hours: 10:30 am – 9 pm (Daily)

Address: Lot 92-GF & 92-FF, Lorong Lintas Plaza, Phase 2C Lintas, Plaza, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Phone No: 088-317166

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Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yoyo.cafe.my/

2. Share Tea

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The drink options in Share Tea may not be as many as Yoyo Lintas mentioned above, but that does not mean its limited options of drinks are not good. Its drinks are very tasty, especially its bubble milk teas and their prices range from RM9 to RM13. Another cool thing about this store is that it sells local delicacies like Nasi lemak, kuih-muih, and more. So, visiting their store during your lunch break will be great.

Operating Hours:
9:45 am – 10 pm (Monday – Thursday)
9:45 am – 10:30 pm (Friday – Sunday)

Address: Platinum hotel, Lot 1-1, ground floor, Jln Lintas, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Phone No: 016-8303721

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Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shareteakk/

3. U-Tea Lintas

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At U-TEA, you are guaranteed to have quality ingredients for every drink. It is known for using Oolong tea for its bubble tea, thus ensuring your bubble tea will smell very aromatic. It also allows customers to pick their sugar and ice volume preferences. Its bubble tea costs about RM10.

Operating Hours: 10 am – 12 am (Daily)

Address: Lot 16, Ground Floor, Block B, Lintas Square, Jln Lintas, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Phone No: 012-8677180

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Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uteamalaysia/

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4. Tealive One Borneo Hypermall

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Tealive is a well-established bubble tea franchise across Malaysia. Because of this, the store franchise already has a significant amount of recognition for their drinks. At Tealive in Lintas, Kota Kinabalu, the store keeps the quality of drinks from being compromised. The bubble teas here are simply amazing. Prices for the drinks in the store range from RM8 to RM13.

Operating Hours: 10 am – 10 pm (Daily)

Address: Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Phone No: 013-4083779

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Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tealive1borneo/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tealive1borneo/?hl=en

5. Osbel

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Osbel in Kingfisher, Kota Kinabalu, is another notable cafe everyone needs to visit if one is craving tasty bubble teas. Within its milk tea series, their Okinawa brown sugar pearl milk tea is very famous amongst residents in the area. Topping additions are allowed and customers can specify the cup size, sugar and ice volume they want. The cafe sells delicious bread for customers to eat with their drinks.

Operating Hours: 9 am – 9:30 pm (Daily)

Address: 12, Lorong Plaza Kingfisher 5, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Phone No: 011-58693538

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Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osbelmsia/

6. Daboba Kota Kinabalu

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When this store was first opened, the hype of it from social media was crazy. Youngsters and young adults can be seen in queues all the time. As of right now, that is still the case. They have various bubble tea selections with brown sugar, cheese, honey and more. The environment of the store is very contemporary and modern. Their drinks selection can cost from RM10 to RM18.

Operating Hours: 11 am – 10 pm (Daily)

Address: Ground Floor, Lot 46-0, Block E, Jalan Damai, Phase 4, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/bubble-tea

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2NtORnDVYS/?hl=en

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7. Grandpapa Inanam

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Grand Papa is one of the local favourite places for bubble tea. This store allows you to choose 2 different bubble tea options- without or with brown sugar. Locals prefer the latter, but bubble tea alone provided in this store is equally good. Its drinks range from prices of RM 9 to RM14.

Operating Hours: 10 am – 8 pm (Daily)

Address: Lorong Suria Inanam 2, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Phone No: 014-382 3060

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Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://ms-my.facebook.com/gppinanam/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandpapainanam/?hl=en

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8. The Yunique Tea  

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The Yunique Tea in Tawau offers delicious bubble tea drinks that will surely make your day better. Its bubble tea has the right balance of sweet and bitter and has chewy boba for the right textural experience. You can buy its bubble tea for an average price of RM 11 to RM 14.

Operating Hours: 11 am – 11 pm (Daily)

Address: TB 92-0, Block T, Ground Floor, Kubota Sentral, Jalan Chong Thien Vun, Tawau, Malaysia

Phone No: 089-751686

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Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://zh-cn.facebook.com/Theyuniqueteatwu

9. TeaNice Sejati Walk 

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Yummy bubble tea? Yes. Amazing customer service? Yes. Cheap? Yes! TeaNice Sejati Walk in Sandakan offers you them all. Grab your bubble tea in TeaNice Sejati Walk now with an average price of RM10-13.

Operating Hours: 10 am – 8 pm (Daily)

Address: Sejati Walk Ln, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah

Phone No: 017-2206882

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Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://ms-my.facebook.com/TeaNiceSejatiWalkSandakan/

10. Perfect Time One Borneo Hypermall

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This store is especially well-known amongst students since the store’s location is very close to multiple universities near it. However, customers from all demographics also visit the store thanks to its quality and affordable drinks. It specialises in many kinds of bubble teas, all 17 kinds in total. So, you are never out of options to pick one. Its drinks can cost about RM 7 to RM18 only.

Operating Hours: 10 am – 9:30 pm (Daily)

Address: Lot G-702, One Borneo Shopping Mall, Jalan UMS (1.54 mi) Sabah One Borneo Hypermall, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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