Starbucks Opening Teavana Tea Bar on UES TodayBy James Mulcahy | October 24, 2013 By James Mulcahy | October 24, 2013
Today it's tea time on the Upper East Side, with the launch of Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar, a new concept coming to NYC courtesy of Starbucks. The coffee giant, which purchased Teavana last year, is seeking to tap into the "$90 billion global hot and iced tea category," according to press materials (it's actually the world's second most consumed beverage behind water - who knew?).
In addition to a variety of beverages like tea lattes, the bar will sell loose leaf teas to take home, snacks like flatbreads and tea-related merchandise. We'll be heading over, so stay tuned for a taste test next week.
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