Born on a small corner in Brooklyn sits one of New York City’s original bubble tea shops. With deep roots in the Empire State, TBaar celebrates the authentic Taiwanese bubble tea process. Beginning with the finest hand picked tea leaves and best brewing methods, TBaar has since grown to be a solace for creative and determined minds.

TBaar founder and NYC bubble tea pioneer, Gary Lin, is no stranger to the creative process. Not having the financial advantage to pursue his dream of art school, Gary embraced another passion, entrepreneurship. Turning hardship into an artistic dream, Gary was able to combine both and explore his creativity via logo sketching, branding, and interior design.

This led to the 2022 Tbaar new brand identity that portrays TBaar as fuel for young creativity. The colorful tea sparks artistry and individualism. With TBaar in hand, creativiTEA is always brewing.

Now, Gary is committed to innovation and supporting young artists and determined entrepreneurs. Helping others pursue their dreams regardless of financial ability is the mission for Tbaar Cup Sleeve Art Contest.


Cup Sleeve Art Contest.

TBaar has launched its 2022 TBaar cup sleeve art contest that welcomes young artists to embrace their passion for art and bubble tea. The contest, named  “Christmas at Tbaar Cup Sleeve Art Contest'' launched June 1, 2022. Participants are encouraged to submit their decorated TBaar white cup sleeves with inspired artwork depicting Christmas in NYC. This contest closes on July 1, 2022 11:59PM.


"Christmas in TBaar Cup Sleeve Art Contest" encourages students (aged 14- 25) who currently reside within the 5 boroughs of New York City to decorate a white Tbaar cup sleeve. After the contest closes on July 1, 2022, TBaar will be choosing one winner from two age groups: 14-17 and 18-25. The winning designs will be featured on limited edition TBaar cup sleeves this Winter. TBaar stores based in NYC will use the winning design’s cup sleeve and the winning artists will receive $5,000 each in prize money. In true Christmas spirit, this contest supports young minds and encourages the pursuit of artistic dreams

WIN $5,000!

The contest has

officially began! 


Deadline is July 1st, 2022

at 11:59 PM

*Contest guidelines and cup sleeve template are available on the application page .

Meet our Panelists

for 2022’s Christmas at TBaar Cup Sleeve Art Contest!