By: Malcolm Mayhew
Maybe you’re the hipster sipping tea out of a jar with a straw. Or maybe you prefer a fancy tea cup with your pinky in the air. Or maybe you’re an average Fort Worthian who just likes tea. Whatever it is, you’re part of the tea craze.
Now Fort Worth isn’t exactly crawling with tea shops, but if you’re looking for tea that wavers from tradition, here are a few spots with drinks worth noting.
Tea 2 Go – Superior-i-tea
Tea 2 Go’s Superior-i-tea is actually a blend of two teas: Energy Tea (cardamom, cloves, coriander, ginger roots, nutmeg, turmeric root) and Blue Lagoon Fruit Tea (elderberries, hibiscus blossoms, apple, papaya, currants, rose hip, blueberries, strawberries, cornflower blossoms). According to owner Ernie Nycz, the tea is caffeine free and instead helps remove inflammation in the body, which then translates to having more energy.
2600 West Seventh St.
Fruitealicious – Black Sugar Milk Tea
Boba tea, which hails from Taiwan, practically equals rice as a staple in Asian cuisine. The “boba pearls” found in boba tea are made from tapioca shaped into (you guessed it) a pearl, and have a soft, chewy texture. Drop that in any tea, and you get boba tea. Boba tea aficionado Fruitealicious, located in the GrandMarc by TCU, offers a Black Sugar Milk Tea, which you can order with or without boba. The drink is made with black tea, creamer and unrefined Taiwanese sugar called “black sugar.” Owner Jon Pei recommends ordering it with boba, flan pudding or grass jelly.
3043 Greene Ave.
Teavana – White Chocolate Peppermint Flavored Rooibos Tea
For a taste of Christmas spirit, Teavana offers a seasonal White Chocolate Peppermint Flavored Rooibos Tea, a blend of red rooibos tea, white chocolate, coconut blossom sugar and other flavors.
4800 South Hulen St.
By: Malcolm Mayhew