Portola Coffee Lab to Begin Geeking Out Over Tea
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It's never been a focus, though; you can order it, and they'll make you a great cup of tea, but the name of the place is Portola Coffee Lab, and they geek out over coffee. They even opened a coffee tasting bar named Theorem. Tea was an afterthought...
...until now. Jeff and Christa Duggan are taking over even more space in the OC Mart Mix, in the space formerly occupied by Nirve Cycles, and they're going to open a space called Seventh Tea Bar, named for the idea that tea is the seventh of the seven traditional Chinese necessities. Given that they are doing things with coffee unattempted anywhere else (cáscara tea, anyone?), it's a fair bet that the teas will be just as, ahem, eye-opening.
An opening date has not been set, but the staff hope to have it open by year's end; construction has started in earnest. Watch this space for updates.