Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome to Teaus

Teaus, which opened last month at 86 Fifth Avenue, is a tea cafe with deep roots in Flushing, Queens. We dropped by their new Park Slope location this week to meet the crew and get a better idea what they are about.

Welcome to Park Slope's Fifth Avenue! We are excited to have you guys on the Avenue.

We noticed that you have glass bottles for tea. Can you tell us more about that?

A: Our primary goal is to create an environmental bottle that can be reused. We give 50 cent discounts for customers who bring the bottles back for refill. And, we also wanted to have some interesting container for our teas. That is when we thought of the glass bottle.

What are some of your most popular teas?
A: Rose Milk Tea, Mango Green Tea, Triple berry Green Tea. Also, we have some quite special drink called "Tea Smoothie".Instead of using water making the smoothie, we use tea, it creates refreshing taste to our drinks.

What made you exited to open a business on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue?
A: After success of our first store in Flushing, Queens, we wanted to expand our business. We have done our research on many areas such as Williamsburg, Astoria, and Manhattan. After my first visit to Park Slope, I really enjoyed the place. In my opinion, it is a really mature neighborhood. It is close by Barclays Center, and it has many upscale restaurants.Then, I realized it does not offer a tea room like ours. That made me excited to pen a business on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue.

When we visited last week, we learned that there is a now Japanese food offered at Teaus by a company called Kuma. Can you tell us more about what will be offered?
A: I am currently experimenting with all kind of food business in all of my stores. I am planning to serve some light food in our store, but I do not want to end up something like bakery-ish. Kuma is our temporary partner, and hopefully we can end up being a long-term partner. They serve light Japanese snacks and food! My current plan is to convert our stores to Fusion tea house.

Do you have any plans for events or specials at Teaus?
A: We do occasionally host some sort of events like "glass bottle drawing contest", where our customers can draw on our bottle and win a prize. Our next event probably will be Best Halloween Costume Contest. Details will be posted soon.

Have you had a moment to try some of the stores, bars, or restaurants along Fifth Avenue? If so, what are your favorites, so far? Any that you hope to try in the near future?
A: I noticed there are many bars in the areas, but really didn't have a chance to try. I did had the chance to try Shake Shack, which was really pleasant. I am looking forward to try some of the upscale Italian restaurants in the near future.

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