Bubble Tea Festival
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Melbourne Central is throwing a four-day festival dedicated to bubble tea.
The precinct’s bubble tea retailers have each concocted a limited-edition flavour for the occasion. There’ll be honeydew frozen tea at Chatime, sakura lychee at Gotcha, strawberry-cheese tea at Heekcha, a taro smoothie at Gong Cha, and a boozy lychee number at B. Lucky & Sons.
For a vegan option, head to upscale food hub Ella where Nuttea will be serving bubble tea with plant-based “cream”.
Afterwards, load up on merchandise at Shot Tower Square. Each time you buy a bubble tea you’ll get a token to redeem for merch such as tote bags, key rings, metal straws and more. There’ll also be live entertainment across all four days including sets by Eurovision contender Jaguar Jonze, DJ Jade Zoe, DJ Small Fry and more.
To sweeten the deal, Melbourne Central has partnered with Air China to give one bubble tea fanatic the chance to win two business class return tickets to Beijing. Enter here between January 20 and 27.