Teaspressa, a Phoenix-based gourmet beverage company and creator of the first and only healthy alternative to traditional coffee and tea in the U.S., announced today that it will open its first signature café storefront March 24, 2018.
Founded by Valley-based entrepreneur, Allison DeVane, Teaspressa is the first and only beverage that is a hybrid of tea and coffee, resulting in a healthy alternative to traditional caffeine drinks. Using a patented Tea Concentration Technology and brewing machine created by DeVane, Teaspressa’s Signature Tea Blends contain as much caffeine as a traditional espresso shot, but provides consumers all of the health benefits of traditional loose leaf tea. Featured on Shark Tank in 2016, Teaspressa’s Signature Tea Blends, which are prepared like espresso, are used to make Teaspressa Signature gourmet beverages, including Tea Lattes, Tea Americanos and Tea Macchiatos.
“We are excited to expand and open Teaspressa’s first storefront– a space that will serve as Teaspressa’s headquarters and signature café,” said Allison DeVane, founder of Teaspressa. “Last year, we had exponential growth with pop-up shops, national wholesale partnerships, and a spike in online sales. This year, we will be expanding even more with new locations and product launches. The new Teaspressa Arcadia location is a vital component of continued growth and will serve as a signature café model to be replicated throughout the U.S. We aim to expand our communiTEA so more people can enjoy a healthier lifestyle- with affordability and convenience.”
The 550-square foot signature Teaspressa storefront is a full-service café and lounge serving Teaspressa signature beverages handcrafted by baristas, such as its London Fog, Black Rose, and Carmel Cape that are comparable to traditional coffee drinks. The new café will also feature a “Grab-and-Go” option for quick-serve beverages to-go, a dog friendly patio, and a retail section to purchase Teaspressa products to brew at-home. The café will also offer consumers a “create your own” option, allowing them to customize and curate their own beverage. Similar to traditional coffee shops, consumers can choose from a selection of dairy and nondairy options, such as almond milk, all-natural and low calorie flavors from Teaspressa’s new Luxe Collection, such as Tahitian Vanilla and Black Rose, as well as preferred beverage style, such as an iced Tea Latte or Tea Shot.
The grand opening event will also mark the launch of Teaspressa’s new Luxe Collection, product line, a collection of all-natural, low calorie beverage flavors, designed to instantly enhance your beverage.
As an extension of Teaspressa’s all-natural health-conscious tea blends, the Luxe Collection is a modern approach to traditional beverage flavor enhancing products. Containing less than five calories per serving, the Luxe Collection is healthy alternative to traditional sweeteners, syrups and flavor additives. Made with no artificial flavors or dyes, Teaspressa’s Luxe Collection includes Luxe Sugar Cubes and Luxe Elixirs that are naturally infused and available in three flavors: London Fog, made with an infusion of lavender and pure vanilla bean; Rose, featuring an infusion of fresh rose extract; Vanilla, created using pure Tahitian vanilla bean caviar bosting a robust character of classic vanilla.
The Luxe Collection also includes Luxe Spirit Sticks crafted specifically for liquor and spirits, providing a calorie-free alcoholic mixer to create a mixologist-inspired, naturally infused guilt-free cocktail at-home. The Luxe Collection’s Bubbly Sticks are designed to enhance champagne and sparkling wine, with flavors that are specialty designed to complement the flavor profiles and aromas of bubbly products with flavors such as Peach to create an instant Bellini.
“The Luxe Collection and its product lines are artisan flavors handcrafted to complement and bring out the flavor profiles and aromas of each Teaspressa Signature Tea Blend, while also complimenting champagne and liquor, too,” said DeVane. “I developed the Luxe Collection to help consumers celebrate and enjoy a versatile healthy lifestyle- anytime, anywhere.”
In line with its business philosophy to connect with the communiTea and encourage others positively, Teaspressa aims to foster the local communiTea and provide a healthy alternative lifestyle for a wider audience. Teaspressa plans to expand its communiTEA throughout Arizona and the U.S., with more than five signature café locations expected to open locally and nationally in 2018.
All of Teaspressa’s products, including its Signature Tea Blends, Luxe Collection and at-home brewing products, are available for purchase at Teaspressa’s signature café. Teaspressa’s cafe will be open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To celebrate the grand opening of its first café, located in Arcadia, Teaspressa is hosting a grand opening event Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public and will unveil Teaspressa’s signature café, along with its new product line, the Luxe Collection. The event will feature complimentary tastings of Teaspressa’s signature barista-crafted beverages, tea blends and its new Luxe Collection, as well as local vendor giveaways, raffle prizes, vendor pop-up shops and more. Teaspressa’s new café is located at 4628 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85018. To RSVP for Teaspressa’s grand opening event, or for more more information about Teaspressa, please visit www.teaspressa.com.
Teaspressa is a pioneer in gourmet tea preparation, handcrafting the first and only hybrid beverage that combines the best of both the coffee and tea worlds. Teaspressa’s Signature Tea Blends are created using a patented Tea Concentration Technology developed by Teaspressa’s founder, Allison DeVane. Teaspressa’s Signature Tea Blends are loose leaf and prepared like espresso shots, resulting in gourmet Tea Lattes and coffee-inspired beverages that contain as much caffeine as espresso, but provide consumers the health benefits of traditional tea. With its high caffeine levels and positive health benefits, Teaspressa is the leading alternative to traditional coffee and tea beverages. Teaspressa was featured on Shark Tank in 2016 and selected as a member of Tory Burch Foundation’s Business Fellow Program. Teaspressa is sold online and throughout the U.S. To shop Teaspressa products, or to learn more, please visit www.teaspressa.com.