Ticety Iced Tea Bar Coming to Coral Gables
Everyone knows that Miami is a coffee-lover's paradise. You can get a solid cafecito in just about any neighborhood. What Miami really lacks is a solid tea presence -- with the exception of Teavana, there aren't a ton of places in South Florida that focus exclusively on tea. European founders Valerie Partigianone, Stephane Weyders, and Damien Ceulemans of Ticety Iced Tea Bar are looking to change that with a new tea lounge opening next week on Miracle Mile.
Courtesy of Ticety Ticety Iced Tea Bar opens next week.
"Market research shows that people love iced tea, and we wanted to bring it somewhere hot," said France-native Ceulemans. "We fell in love with Coral Gables because it reminds us of a European city."
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The concept behind Ticety is really simple: Ceulemans wants to elevate the process of drinking tea to something beyond just taking a styrofoam cup of tea to go, and infuse authenticity and presentation into every glass.
Courtesy of Ticety Pretend you're one with nature. Relax. Drink tea.
"It's important for us that the customer is able to watch the tea being made," Ceulemans said. "We want this to be a transparent process so they know what's going inside is simply water, tea leaves, and our passion."
Coffee-lovers should know that there will be none of that on Ticety's menu, nor will there be alcohol or soda. But you shouldn't fret, because tea is really the main event here, and everything on the menu will be organic and natural, with no artificial flavors.