Sweet Potato + Milk Tea Actually Works?! Purple Sweet Potato Milk Tea by Playmade 丸作: A Review

Playmade by 丸作 (Chinese characters are pronounced as wan zuo, which loosely translates to making of pearls. Probably named after their handmade pearls.) is a Taiwanese bubble tea store that prides itself on drinks made from scratch, with all-natural ingredients. They have an extensive list of pearl flavours that sets them apart from the rest.

Playmade Bubble Tea Store in nex, Serangoon
Snaking queues at Playmade on a Sunday afternoon. Despite the drastic length of the queue itself, we were served pretty efficiently. It took us about 10-15 minutes to receive our drink.
Playmade Sweet Potato Series Bubble Tea
The eye-catching promotional poster for the Purple Sweet Potato Series at their NEX outlet
Playmade Sweet Potato Series Bubble Tea
Here’s a clearer promotional image of the drinks from Playmade’s Facebook page. The Sweet Potato Latte looks enchanting but we decided to try something more “normal” to begin with.
Playmade Purple Sweet Potato Pearls
The promotional image of the sweet potato pearls from Playmade’s Facebook page seeks to push the limits and norms of your average pearl.
Playmade Purple Sweet Potato Milk Tea with Sweet Potato Pearls
Playmade Purple Sweet Potato Milk Tea with Sweet Potato Pearls ↑
Playmade Purple Sweet Potato Milk Tea
Sweet Potato Pearls, nothing like the promotional image but delicious nevertheless ↑

Purple Sweet Potato Milk Tea with Sweet Potato Pearls 

Author EleThe taste left me slightly confused because who would have thought of a sweet potato + bubble tea combo. The pearls had a very interesting texture and it reminded me of the Taro balls you usually find in Taiwanese desserts. Would pick Playmade’s exotic handmade pearls over regular pearls any day!
Author HHHSurprisingly better than expected. Overall, the drink is decent and the flavour is not too strong. However, it was the sweet potato pearls that takes the cake. $0.80 is good investment as an add on to any tea from Playmade.
Author JoePlaymade rarely disappoints and this was no exception. Despite being put through the torment of drinking TaiGai’s drinks, we decided to give bubble tea one more chance and ended the day with a cup of Playmade’s Sweet Potato Milk Tea. I found the flavour to be well balanced with nice hints of sweetness and potato-ness; the pearls (or sweet potato flour balls) were exceptionally chewy and delicious. 8/10 would recommend.

Outlet visited
Playmade by 丸作
NEX Shopping Mall
23 Serangoon Central, #04-17 , Singapore 556083

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