Seattle's first-ever boba festival is happening this weekend

Apr 27 2022, 4:50 pm

This weekend, celebrate all things boba at the Seattle Boba Fest.

Happening in the University district on Saturday, April 20, from 12 to 6 pm, Seattle Boba Fest will celebrate National Bubble Tea Day.

In addition to their regular menu, over 15 bubble tea places in the U District will be serving special bubble tea selections created just for the festival.

The U District Station on NE 43rd Street will be handing out event menus from a U District Partnership Welcome Tent.

Seattle Boba Fest specials include:

Boba Gem Tea House 

Special offering: Lychee Pina Green Tea — lychee and pineapple combined with green tea! Find Boba Gem inside Mama’s Viet Kitchen.
Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Location: 4213 University Way NE

Boba Smoothies

Special offering: Milk Tea with Crystal Boba
Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Location: 1409 NE 45th Street

Boba Up

Special offering: Boba Fest Self-Serve Split Cup — enjoy two individual bubble tea flavors with a special split cup, available while supplies last.
Hours:
11 am to 12 am
Location: 4141 University Way NE

Cold Plate

Special offerings: Vanilla Soft Serve with Brown Sugar Boba — topped with brown sugar boba, enjoy this creamy vanilla soft serve special.
Hours:
1 pm to 10 pm
Location:
5240 University Way NE

Ding Tea Seattle

Special offering: Monster Boba Latte — deliciously made with brown sugar, milk, and boba.
Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Location: 4725 University Way NE

Don’t Yell At Me

Special offering: Pink Lychee Smoothie Topped with Cheese Foam — enjoy this fan-favorite smoothie made with real lychee and topped with a signature sea salt cheese foam.
Hours: 1
2 pm to 11 pm
Location:
4511 University Way NE

Mee Sum Pastry and Cafe

Special Offering: Japanese Milk Tea
Hours: 8 am to 6:30 pm
Location: 4343 University Way NE

Merkari Tea Bar

Special offerings: Brown Sugar Hojicha Latte with Pearls — freshly brewed, pair this Hojicha tea with the milk of your choice, sweetened with homemade brown sugar.
Hours:
12 pm to 10 pm
Location: 4701 Brooklyn Ave NE

Oasis Tea Zone

Special offerings: Mango Lemonade with Mango Popping Boba —
fresh mango and lemons topped with juicy mango popping boba
Hours: 
11 am to 11 pm
Location: 4524 University Way NE

Oh Bear Cafe and Teahouse

Special offerings: White Rabbit Candy Milk Tea — go back to the tastes of your childhood with this white rabbit candy melted in milk tea.
Hours: 11 am to 8 pm
Location: 4708 11th Ave NE

R&B Tea UW

Special offerings: House Milk Tea
Hours: 11 am to 9 pm
Location:
1100 NE 45th Street

Sharetea UW

Special offerings: Honey Green Milk Tea with Pearls — refreshing yet strong natural tea flavor combined with the sweetness of drizzled honey.
Hours: 12 pm to 11 pm 
Location:
4730 University Way NE

Sip House 

Special offerings: Ube Milk Tea — made from purple yams, ube adds to the sweetness of this flavorful milk tea.
Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
Location:
5001 Brooklyn Ave NE

Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery

Special offerings: Milk Tea Ice Cream with Boba Topping — dedicated to producing small-batch, organic ice cream; enjoy a custom flavor made in celebration of Boba Fest.
Hours:
12 pm to 11 pm
Location:
4301 University Way NE

Timeless Tea

Special offerings: Mango Pomelo Sago — diced mango and pomelo, combined with sago, make a rich and contemporary combination.
Hours: 11 am to 11 pm
Location: 1000 NE 50th Street

TP Tea

Special offerings: TieGuanYin Latte — made with this folkloric and sought-after Chinese Oolong tea that offers a delicate floral aroma.
Hours:
1 to 8 pm
Location: 1312 NE 45th Street

Yan Tea

Special offerings: Cream Strawberry — fresh strawberries, jasmine green tea, and sea salt cheese cream foam, topped with boba.
Hours:
12 pm to 9 pm
Location:
5210 Roosevelt Way NE

YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea

Special offerings: Brown Sugar Pearl with Milk — made with Taiwanese light brown sugar; these tasty pearls are handcrafted to perfection.
Hours:
12 pm to 10 pm
Location: 5000 University Way NE

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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