IT'S what everyone is drinking on Korean soap opera and now, Orange residents have access as well.
The Alley LuJiaoXiang opened in Orange City Centre on Wednesday, serving bubble tea.
Invented in Taiwan in the 1980s, it is a mixture of tea, tapioca pearls, milk and flavouring.
It just makes the day brighter, when you want something sweet in the morning.Sasi Sikares, The Alley LuJiaoXiang
However business partners Lee Bargwanna and Sasi Sikares said their menu included fruit options, a range of traditional tea varieties from Assam to Oolong and a signature brown sugar Deerioca, or tapioca, tea.
It is only the eighth franchise opened in Australia and the first outside Sydney.
"They sponsor all the Korean soap operas so it's really stuck into the Asian culture," Mr Bargwanna said.
Ms Sikares said the pair tried 20 brands before they decided and the tapioca was made onsite.
"It just makes the day brighter, when you want something sweet in the morning," she said.
SUBWAY'S Summer Street franchise has closed pending the opening of a replacement across the road.
The store has been at Orange Central Square for 19 years, but will move to Orange City Centre once economic conditions improve in the wake of COVD-19.
The North Orange store remains open.
FARMERS around the Cabonne region are invited to take part in an information session on Thursday, hosted by Regional Development Australia Central West.
The forum, called Farm to Organisation, will be held at Cabonne Council Chambers in Molong, aiming to bring more produce into the region's schools, restaurants and health facilities.
RDA Central West chief executive officer Sam Harma said the principle was bold, but simple.
"More of our top, local produce being sourced directly into local organisations and institutions," he said.
Ambassador and Hillside Harvest co-owner Sophie Jones said the region was one of the state's most abundant food bowls.
"I know there's some logistics to overcome but let's make it happen," she said.
Light refreshments will be served.
The event is free but bookings are essential by clicking here.
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