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13 Best Bubble Tea Spots in Markham

13 Best Bubble Tea Spots in Markham

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With such a large Asian population of Markham, it’s of course the best place to grab bubble tea in the GTA.

There are so many different bubble tea shops to choose from, whether you’re looking for milk teas or fruit teas!

These are some of the best bubble tea shops to visit in Markham, Ontario.

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Best bubble tea spots in Markham


Bubble tea from Chatime in Downtown Markham

Chatime

Chatime is definitely one of the most popular bubble tea spots in the GTA, and I was absolutely obsessed when they first opened in Toronto while I was in university.

It’s actually the largest tea franchise in the world, and they’re based out of Taiwan!

The Chatime Signature Milk Tea is my go-to drink, but I also love their Thai Iced Tea.

You’ll also find delicious pastries and baked goods from Bake Code, a Euro-Asian bakery franchise owned by the same company behind Chatime!

LOCATION: Various locations


Bubble tea from The Alley Hub in Richmond Hill, Ontario

The Alley

The Alley is another global bubble tea franchise, and they’re known for their delicious brown sugar pearls and Instagrammable drinks.

Their shops are super Instagram-worthy as well!

The Alley bubble tea shop in North York, Toronto

The Aurora Series drinks are pretty gradient fruit teas in glass bottles, and the Brown Sugar Deerioca is my fave drink.

They have a ton of locations across the GTA, including two in Markham.

LOCATION: Various locations


Machi Machi

Machi Machi’s aesthetic is absolutely adorable, and their drinks are v pretty as well.

Some of their drinks even come in cute little bottled containers!

They’ve got some pretty unique drinks, like their Fresh Strawberry Latte with Panna Cotta (made with real strawberries)!

LOCATION: 3985 Hwy 7 E Suite 105, Markham, ON


Iced Taro Storm from Comebuy in Markham

Comebuy

This Taiwanese brand uses an espresso machine to brew their teas to order, and you can choose from classic milk teas, lattes, and more.

They have a bunch of sample tea tins at the counter so you can smell each of their teas before ordering!

Comebuy Original Bubble Milk Tea and Neptune Milk Tea from Comebuy in Downtown Markham

We love their Neptune Green Tea (which is deliciously sweet), Comebuy Original Bubble Milk Tea (with tapioca and crystal jelly), and Iced Taro Storm (pretty much a taro slush).

They’ve closed off the seating in their shop, so it’s takeout-only, but you can grab your drinks and walk around Downtown Markham!

They’ve also got a location in North York by Yonge & Sheppard.

LOCATION: 8110 Birchmount Rd #4, Markham, ON


Gong Cha bubble tea in Calgary, Alberta

Gong Cha

Gong Cha is a Taiwanese bubble tea franchise with over 1,000 stores worldwide, and they’ve got a location at New Kennedy Square in Markham.

I actually tried it for the first time while in Hong Kong several years ago, though they were already in the GTA at that time!

LOCATION: 8380 Kennedy Rd Unit #C7, Unionville, ON


Cheesy Marble Boba Latte from Yang Teashop in Markham

Yang Teashop

Yang Teashop is all about the tea, and you can get everything from steeped tea, to tea lattes (made with organic milk), to milk teas!

They import tea leaves and brown sugar from Taiwan, and they make their own tapioca using the brown sugar.

Adam and I love their Cheesy Marble Boba Latte – it’s so sweet and delicious!

They even have lil’ puppy lattes available for your doggo friends made with fresh cream, milk, and mango.

Their Markham location is right by Woodbine & Highway 7, and it’s got gorgeous minimal and industrial vibes, perfect for if you’re looking for an Instagrammable spot to visit.

Yang Teashop in Markham

It’s quite spacious, and each of their tables has an outlet if you’re looking for a cute spot to work or study out of!

You can also find them downtown near Bay & Dundas and in North York near Yonge & Finch.

LOCATION: 8570 Woodbine Ave D3, Markham, ON


Mango Pomelo Taro Ball from M Chá Bar in Markham, Ontario

M Chá Bar

We actually discovered M Chá Bar when we went to Night It Up! in Downtown Markham, and we absolutely loved their Mango Pomelo Taro Ball.

They’ve got a lot of unique drinks on their menu, like their Soybean Creama Milk Tea and Strawberry Cheesecake Créme Brûlée!

Their fruit teas are made with fresh fruit and no artificial flavours or additives, and they use local organic milk in their dairy drinks.

Their toppings are also handcrafted, which is probably why they taste so dang good!

LOCATION: 3621 Highway 7 Unit 122, Markham, ON


Jakeman's Maple Milk Tea from Palgong Tea in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Palgong Tea

This wildly popular bubble tea spot in South Korea opened up shop in Toronto several years ago.

They’ve now got over a dozen locations across the GTA, including one in Markham at Metro Square.

All of their teas are brewed using real tea leaves, and they’ve got unique options like their Mint Chocolate Milk Tea and their Black Sugar Milk Tea.

Their Jakeman’s Maple Milk Tea is heavenly, but definitely get it less sweet if you don’t have a big sweet tooth!

They also label whatever is lactose-free or caffeine-free on the menu, which is really nice.

“Palgong” in Korean means 80, which is what Palgong Tea says it the ideal temperature in celsius to brew teas!

LOCATION: 3636 Steeles Ave E #125, Markham, ON


Hulk bubble tea drink at Mr. Sun Tea at Pacific Mall in Markham

Mr. Sun Tea

Adam and I randomly stumbled across Mr. Sun Tea while strolling through Pacific Mall, and it was such a good find.

We loved the Hulk, which was a combination of Uji matcha and milk foam.

They started out in Taiwan in 1999, and they’re well-known for their handmade tapioca!

Their tapioca comes in a bunch of different fruity flavours, and they only have a small selection of different flavours each day because they’re made fresh.

You can find their Markham location inside Pacific Mall, and they’ve also got a location at Yonge & Finch!

LOCATION: 4300 Steeles Ave E D60, Markham, ON


CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice

CoCo is a Taiwanese bubble tea franchise that’s been around for over two decades, and they’ve got 4,000 stores worldwide (with 40 stores here in Ontario)!

My go-to order is always the Red Bean Matcha Milk Tea – it’s so dang delicious.

They’ve got 4 locations you can visit in Markham!

LOCATION: Various locations


Fresh Taro Pearl Fresh Milk from Cuppa Tea, a Hong Kong-style café and bubble tea spot in Toronto

Cuppa Tea

I actually discovered Cuppa Tea for their HK coffee milk tea, and I had no idea they even had bubble tea.

They serve up Hong Kong-style drinks and desserts like HK milk tea (dong lai cha), egg waffles (gai dan zhai), and pineapple buns (bolo bao).

I die for their Fresh Taro Pearl Fresh Milk (with mashed taro!) and Amber Pearl Fresh Milk.

Their milk tea is made without artificial flavours or powders, and it’s made completely from scratch!

You can find their Markham location at Langham Square.

They’re actually based out of Hong Kong, and they’ve been around since 1952!

LOCATION: 28 South Unionville Ave #1036, Markham, ON


Presotea

This Taiwanese franchise teahouse is all about bubble tea, fruit tea, and slushes, and they brew their tea using high-end espresso machines!

The Hokkaido Milk Tea is usually my go-to drink here, but I always love trying the seasonal drinks as well.

Presotea has locations across the GTA and Canada, with two in Markham!

LOCATION: Various locations


Ten Ren's Tea, Richmond Hill

Ten Ren’s Tea

Perhaps one of the oldest bubble tea shops out of this entire list (founded in Taiwan in the 1950s), Ten Ren’s has been in the GTA for quite a long time.

They’ve got a tea shop inside Markville Mall, or a restaurant at McCowan & Bur Oak where you can get tea-flavoured food items alongside your bubble tea!

They’ve also got two restaurant locations in Richmond Hill, and you can even buy their teas in-store to take home with you.

LOCATION: Various locations


Taro Milk Tea from ZenQ Markham

ZenQ

ZenQ is a Taiwanese dessert chain serving up everything from grass jelly desserts, to tofu pudding, to bubble teas.

Their Taro Milk Tea is pretty good, and it’s made with actual taro!

You’ll also find Taiwanese savoury snacks like Salty Crispy Chicken and Taiwanese Sausage, perfect for pairing with your sweet bubble teas.

They’ve got multiple locations across the GTA, including two in Markham!

They’ve also renovated both of their Markham restaurants to be more cute and ~Instagrammable~.

LOCATION: Various locations


Best bubble tea spots in Markham:

  1. Chatime
  2. The Alley
  3. Machi Machi
  4. Comebuy
  5. Gong Cha
  6. Yang Teashop
  7. M Chá Bar
  8. Palgong Tea
  9. Mr. Sun Tea
  10. CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
  11. Cuppa Tea
  12. Presotea
  13. ZenQ

These were some of the best bubble tea spots in Markham to visit!

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