The Moment at Telok Ayer
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Despite the slew of new Taiwanese bubble tea shops popping up all over Singapore, Telok Ayer and its surrounding area have been relatively untouched. Well, all that’s about to change, thanks to the opening of The Moment 這一刻.
Hailing from the Zhongli District in Taiwan, the chain has launched their first Singapore store at Telok Ayer—to the delight of CBD workers everywhere. Here, you can expect the usual suspects of fruit tea and milk teas, all of which are pretty affordable, with the most expensive drink costing under $8!
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However, what sets them apart from other chains is their signature The Moment Grey Milk Tea (from $5.80). Boasting dazzling gradients of asphalt grey, the drink features bamboo charcoal mixed with natural fresh milk. Taste-wise, its sweetness is said to be on the subtle side with hints of smokiness.
Reviews online seem pretty mixed, with some praising the smooth taste and others wishing for a bolder flavour. I guess it all boils down to what you’re looking for in a cup of BBT.
Image credit: The Moment Taiwan’s Facebook page
If you’re a fan of more traditional flavours, perhaps their Matcha Latte will be right up your alley with its full-bodied and milky taste.
Image credit: The Moment Singapore
Given how The Moment has just opened, you can expect long queues here, especially during lunchtime. However, if you’re an office worker looking to get your boba fix, this chain is a respectable option to include in your shortlist.
While you’re here, be sure to check out these Telok Ayer cafes which serve the likes of Philly cheesesteaks, cakes, and chicken schnitzel. There’s even an aesthetic Peranakan cafe that looks straight out of the fifties!
Address: 51 Telok Ayer Street, #01-06A, Singapore 048441
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat 10am to 3pm