From the organizer that brought the first ever Bubble Tea Festival last year that drew thousands to Times Square, they have teamed up with The Taiwanese collective to create an immersive, multimedia exhibition called Lab B to explore Taiwan’s most popular culinary export, bubble tea-the sweet tea drink studded with bouncy tapioca balls that fans slurp up through famously oversized, technicolor straws. Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Lab B – Bubble Tea Festival as part fun house, part exhibition and part tea shop will open in SoHo August 17, 2018, on 107 Grand Street, New York. The opening party will be held on Friday, August 17 from 7- 9 PM.
The exhibition features a tasting journey with an in depth look into the history of bubble tea and offers tastings from some of New York’s finest boba shops. In the lab, you’ll experiment with different ingredients to create your very own, bubble tea concoction. There will be experts on hand to give you insights on the history of bubble tea, so that you can create a unique recipe all your own, a one of a kind drink made to your own slurpy, sweet and chewy specifications.
Lab B is brought by a collective of Taiwanese artist, writers and designers inspired by the chaos of New York—the busted trains, the muggy alleyways, and the chatter of the world's languages bumping against each other. Bubble Tea is uniquely Taiwanese, and represents the spirit of experimentation. What started as a simple combination of tea, milk, and tapioca, has morphed into hundreds of variations from Taipei to Kansas City.
About the event:
The Art Experience
Need a new tinder profile? Want to be instagram famous? We got you covered ;) Our Art Experience will include interactive installations to immerse you in a fantasized world of bubble tea. Take a dip in the bubble tea ball pool. Show your bubble tea love by bear hugging a gigantic bubble tea balloon. Capture a memory at the AR photo booth. Your friends will get serious FOMO for sure...
We have created a room for a tasting journey with an in depth look into the history of bubble tea and offer tastings from some of New York’s finest boba shops. Originally Bubble tea was an accident but that opened the door for experimentation as it moved across the world and mingled together with each cities local flavor. Now bubble tea can be found anywhere from Taiwan to Akron Ohio each place with its own unique number of combinations.
The DIY Lab
In the lab you’ll experiment with different ingredients to create your very own, boba concoction. There will be experts on hand to give you some insight on the history of bubble tea so that you can create a unique recipe all your own. A one of a kind drink made to your own slurpy and sweet and chewy specifications.
Fresh Taiwan Design
One spotlight of the event is the Fresh Taiwan Design zone. There are four creative brands displayed in this area, which are Happiness Key, Kiwico, Yenchenyawen Design, and Eguchi. You may discover the fantastic culture and art of Taiwan through these excellent creative products. Furthermore, the organizer will host an open lottery on the last day of the Bubble Tea Festival to see who are the lucky guys to take home these original beautiful works.
Lab B Taiwanese Bubble Tea Festival
Date: Aug 17, 7-9pm (Opening), Aug 18 & 19, 11am-8pm
Venue：Soho 107 Grand Street, NY
Admission fee：USD 19（under three year old free）
2018 Lab B Crew List:
Event Manager 許伯丞 (Hello Taiwan)
Project Manager 李薏芳 (JIC media group)
Lead Artist 馮鈺婷 (JIC media group)
Visual Design Director 沈秀穎
Lead Set Designer 林佑亭
Content Writer Debra Everett-Lane
Marketing Consultant Nicole Okumu
Motion Graphics Director 劉欣蓓
Motion Graphics Director 石艾玄
Motion Designer Jesseca Dollano
Visual Designer 黃詩芸
Film Editor 李之心
Audio Specialist 黃士耘
Creative Technologist 陳秋皓 (JIC media group)
Creative Technologist 曾繁皓
3D Render Artist 林彧祥 (CLAS)
Lighting Consultant 詹爲淳
Event Videography 黃筑筠
Event Videography 張詠絜
Design & Build Consulting 劉舜平 (Skapos)
Motion Designer 劉嘉隆