Boba Tea and Mystery

I recently enjoyed an author event with the perfect title: Afternoon (Boba) Tea & Mystery. The rhyming factor is great, and what’s better than some refreshing bubble tea in the afternoon? Special thanks goes out to the Northern California chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America for co-sponsoring the event.

This was an offsite activity that coincided with the Bay Area Book Festival. Here is a signed copy I got of Kelly Yang’s Yes We Will:

I had a fun time with fellow authors HC Chan and Dale Berry. HC and I did readings:

And Dale showed off his drawing skills:

It was a cozy gathering for attendees. Afterwards, they got to ask us questions, and I gave out some swag. I even sold a book or two. Which reminds me—it was my first time getting a temporary seller’s permit. (When you sell books and other items in California, the state would appreciate receiving that sales tax money. Here’s the website for more info: Usually, when I’ve done events, there’s already a bookseller on site, so I didn’t have to handle that aspect before.

Of course, my afternoon wouldn’t have been complete without the obligatory food and drink photos. I ordered a mango jasmine green tea with boba:

I also tried their jian bing, which is sort of a breakfast crepe layered with customized fillings, including egg, lettuce, and a spicy chili sauce.

Where have you gone recently?    

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  1. That sounds like a fun event. And mango jasmine green tea with boba sounds like a good choice. I don’t know about that crepe, though. It’s kinda funny looking.

    • Jennifer Chow says

      Thanks, Nicki. The tea was refreshing with real bits of organic mango. The crepe was…different. I guess it’s a popular street breakfast item in some places in China, but I’ve never had it before, so maybe I’m just not used to it.

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