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Two Exciting New Tea Shops Debut in the Heights Just in Time for Summer

Bubble tea and superfood lattes have arrived in the neighborhood

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Coffee may be Houston’s favorite caffeinated beverage, but two new shops have just brought a bounty of exciting tea options to the Heights.

The first is Teaspresso Bar, which debuted last weekend inside Lowell Street Market at 718 West 18th Street. As Eater reported back in March, the chain comes to Houston from Hawaii, and serves up a menu of quality teas like genmaicha and toffee assam alongside traditional blended bubble teas, milk tea, slushes, and lemonade. Unlike many boba tea chains, Teaspresso Bar boasts that it brews its teas fresh to order, and skips powdered drink mixes in favor of syrups and bases made with actual fruit.

Also new to the Heights is Teabysea, a new shop that kicked open the doors to its space at 2015 Yale Street yesterday. In addition to drinks like Thai tea with boba, Teabysea will also serve smoothies and lattes spiked with superfoods that lend “all-natural rainbow colors” to the beverages. Despite having “tea” in the name, Teabysea will also serve cold brew coffee from Houston’s own Cloud Nine.

Teabysea is now open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Teaspresso Bar is slinging drinks from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

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