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South Koreans pray Taiwan ends travel restrictions at sky lantern event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Koreans who gathered at a Taiwan sky lantern festival event in Seoul on Thursday (April 14) prayed the country would quickly end travel restrictions so they can visi...

Bidding for Chatime’s bubble milk tea NFT reaches US$1,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese tea franchise Chatime (日出茶太) has released an NFT (non-fungible token) for the first time, and it's currently going for US$1,000 (NT$27,840). On Dec. 10, t...

Taiwan’s Taichung to feature dessert-themed Christmas decorations downtown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung will display unique Christmas decorations in its downtown area from Dec. 24 to Jan. 9 to give residents and visitors "sweet" holiday greetings. As pa...

Milk Tea Alliance brews trouble for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Asia's Milk Tea Alliance (MTA) is going to bat for Taiwan's independence, developing a new form of diplomacy to fend off China, says Taiwanese student activist Lim...

Bobapocalypse: US milk tea shops face Taiwan boba shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bubble tea shops across the U.S. are suffering from a severe shortage of tapioca pearls, also known as boba, due to shipping delays that could continue for months or more....

British envoy discusses green energy with mayor of Taiwan’s Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British representative to Taiwan John Dennis on Tuesday (April 13) met with Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) to share ideas on environmental solutions and transportation ...

Former US secretary of state likely to visit Taiwan this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has shared a photo of himself eating dried pineapples from Taiwan in support of the country, as officials confirmed he's lik...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan bubble tea calorie count

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Honest Food Talks on March 16 posted an infographic on its website comparing the calorie count of various flavors of Taiwan's famous bubble tea. The infographic, wh...

Taiwanese bubble tea featured on Japan’s college entrance exam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s iconic beverage, bubble tea, was featured in Japan’s university entrance exam questions this year following that country's recent craze for the dr...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan encapsulated in one photo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Last week, foreign residents of Taiwan discovered the ultimate photograph that sums up life for many in Taiwan with a man on a scooter, a Taiwanese dog, and bubble tea to ...

Taiwan tea shops making splash in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan tea chain Sharetea (歇腳亭) opened its first store recently in Japan, signaling that the bubble milk tea craze is still growing in Asia. The Asahi Shimbun said Shar...

Woman accuses Taiwan-style boba tea shop of 'stealing black culture'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Aug. 22) showing a woman of African descent berating the staff of a boba tea (波霸奶茶) shop in Colorado for allegedly appropriating black culture....

Taiwan's Yi Fang Fruit Tea making forays into US, Europe, Middle East

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese franchise Yi Fang Fruit Tea (一芳水果茶) is expanding its presence worldwide despite the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on the global food and beverage indus...

Photo of the Day: Australia joins Milk Tea Alliance with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Australia refused to back down from its calls to have the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) investigated, a Thai Twitter user has added the country to the viral "Mil...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan 'Bubble Tea Passport'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese artist has created these whimsical designs for a new Taiwanese passport based on the country's famous drink, as legislators and members of the public call ...