Saddened by your recent bubble tea cleanse due to circuit breaker rules? Don’t worry, there’s good news for Phase 1.
When it was made known that bubble tea stores were to close when the extended circuit breaker was announced, Singaporeans were devastated and many hurried to queue for their last cup of bubble tea.
To quench our undying thirst for BBT, collaborations between BBT brands and F&B outlets which served food soon popped up as a way to get around the restriction, though it was mainly delivery-only options.
Or in the case of Xing Fu Tang, they opened an outlet in a Hougang coffee shop.
For a short while Gong Cha provided a glimmer of hope to those looking to dabao bubble tea, when they announced that they would open three of their outlets, which also serve souffle pancakes for takeaway.
However, they retracted their statement the next day, stating instead that they would be opened for delivery only, to “fully support enhanced-CB measures and ensure safety” to all customers.
With CB coming to an end and Singapore now in Phase 1, stores selling predominantly beverages are still not allowed to reopen.
However, it looks like some of our favourite bubble tea brands have found yet another way to open for business and fulfil the never-ending demand for BBT in Singapore.