American billionaire Bill Gates enjoys bubble tea on rooftop lounge

By Nguyen Chi   October 13, 2023 | 01:49 am PT
American billionaire Bill Gates and his youngest daughter Phoebe Gates recently enjoyed bubble tea from a popular brand in Asia on a rooftop building in New York.

Earlier this week, the co-founder of Microsoft Corp posted a video on his Instagram account, showing he and his daughter sitting at the Daintree Rooftop & Lounge rooftop bar, which offers panoramic views of New York from above, including the iconic Empire State Building.

In the video what has attracted over 435,000 likes with caption "Father-daughter bubble tea time," he drank a plastic cup of tea without milk, added with toppings including black tapioca pearls while his daughter enjoyed a cup of black pearl milk tea, a popular drink in Asian countries including Vietnam.

A video posted on Bill Gates's Instagram account shows he and his daughter enjoy plastic cups of bubble tea on a rooftop building in New York.

His daughter's milk tea cup showed the logo of the Gong Cha brand, which was founded in Taiwan's Kaohsiung in 2006 and has so far expanded its presence in many Asian countries and the U.S.

Bill Gates also thanked Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu for introducing milk bubble tea to him last year. In June 2022, during the Time 100 event to honor the most influential names of 2022, the actor invited the American technology billionaire to try a cup of bubble milk tea.

Originating from Taiwan in the 1980s, bubble tea was first introduced to Vietnamese customers in the 2000s and has quickly sparked a craze among Vietnamese youths, prompting foreign brands to rush to open stores across big cities.

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