6 Tea Houses You Can’t Pass Up
Time to Par-tea!
March 29, 2019
SONDER COFFEE & TEA
9731 E Iliff Ave| get directions
Tea lovers, rejoice! Sonder Coffee & Tea is a delightful coffee shop also specializing in tasty teas. Visitors can expect an experimental-vibe when it comes to tea including sparkling jasmine and cucumber iced teas alongside earthy matcha lemon basil teas garnish their menu. They also have a great variety of loose-leaf teas for a more traditional cup of something warm or iced. This locally-owned shop is the brainchild of three friends, and the passion for making a place a home shines through in their modern space.
VOLCANO TEA HOUSE
2781 S Parker Rd. | get directions
Tucked beside a handful of local restaurants is the cute and cozy Volcano Tea House. This Taiwanese-style tea house is decked out with pastel furniture, designated photo walls, adorable stuffed animals, and all white everything. When ordering, try fan-favorite boba teas in more than two dozen different flavors including lavender, coconut, honeydew, honey oolong, and more. If you’re looking for something perfect for posting, ask for a beverage in one of their branded glass light bulbs. These unique glasses are unlike anything you’ve come to expect, and you can even take them home with you for an extra $3.50. Aside from tea, Volcano Tea House has slushies, iced coffees and more.
2630 S Parker Rd. Unit D | get directions
At Black Pearls, you can have it all. Specializing in boba teas, diners also rave about their Taiwanese-style popcorn chicken and cereal-infused ice cream bar. Order a classic milk tea, complete with bite-sized bobas or grab their iconic lychee yogurt refresher topped off with chia seeds for an extra punch. Unlike other tea houses, Black Pearls took a different approach to interior design. Visitors can expect life-size colorful comics and minimalist-style banana photo wall perfect for capturing the perfect shot.
2790 S Havana St. Ste U| get directions
Happy Tea specializes in regular and milk boba teas. Their tapioca-flavored bobas pack a lot of flavor in every drink, not to mention their adorable branded cups. Locals love their mixed fruit tea adorned with pieces of grapefruit, strawberries, and watermelon. If you’re looking for something a little stronger, iced Vietnamese coffee will be perfect. Those with a sweet tooth will also be pleased – Happy Tea one of few in the metro area serving Hong-Kong style egg waffle ice cream cones. Visitors can also enjoy their slushies, lattes, flavored sweet teas.
12201 E Mississippi Ave. Ste 123A | get directions
Your search for fresh flavors is over. Tbaar Aurora’s menu features fresh-fruit drinks, smoothies and of course – tea! With flavors including grapefruit with aloe, honey green tea, panda green milk, and coconut milk – you really can’t go wrong. Visitors can also order double topping teas, complete with red bean, herbal jelly, mixed jelly, pudding, lychee jelly, and white pearls. Can’t decide? Tbaar Aurora has split cups so you can order more than one iced drink!
12303 E Mississippi Ave| get direction
Get tropical at Wonder Tea. Located inside the Pacific Ocean Marketplace, this tiny boba shop does cute without comparison. Complete with a lush green photo wall, glowing lights and brightly colored furniture, this place is a must-stop if you’re out and about. Locals love their chia milk boba teas and their infamous matcha (green tea) cream cheese drink. Insider’s tip, you can get cream cheese added to a variety of teas! If you’re looking for something different, order your drink in a pouch instead of a glass.