Růže Cake House + Teaspressa – Scottsdale, AZ

Okay all my non-coffee drinkers, this post is for you and it’s been a long time coming! This weekend I visited Teaspressa’s very first location with Ruze Cake House in Scottsdale. When I heard about these guys finally opening a location, I couldn’t pass up the chance to take a visit while I had some alone time Saturday morning. A lot of the comments I get from readers are that they don’t drink coffee, but that they wish they did because of the often beautifully designed coffee shops. This place has it all for tea drinkers!

Teaspressa

The shop is absolutely stunning. In a way that I wish I could pin the crap out of this place with a few flutters of my eyelashes. Since I am no tea expert, I will mostly be focused on the visual aspect. For all my serious tea drinkers, here is a little bit more information on Teaspressa:

Teaspressa was actually on Shark Tank! I remember watching the episode with my boyfriend before I knew who they were in the local coffee/tea scene. The idea behind their tea is that you make it just like you’d make a coffee drink. The tea is very potent, kind of like what espresso is to coffee (more strong, more potent). It is “tea inspired by coffee,” so you can make lattes, macchiatos , and cappuccinos from it. If you wan’t to find out more, here is a great write up Bustle did of Teaspressa.

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Teaspressa

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I went in on a Saturday morning just after they opened for the day hoping it would be dead so I could grab a few photos. Okay, so I took a million photos actually, and the place already had a few customers! Typical wishful thinking. I ordered a Ruze Latte and it was quite delicious. I just love the idea of feeling like I’m drinking coffee, but I am actually drinking tea. Don’t get me wrong though, I am still a hardcore coffee kinda girl, but this was a lovely change and a take on tea that I’ve never seen before.

Ruze Cake House + Teaspressa is the official store front name, and the two ladies from Ruze and Teaspressa have collaborated to bring to you an absolutely stunning interior. Here you can enjoy sweets and cakes made from Ruze, and then get your tea/coffee fix from Teaspressa all under one roof. I also tried some macarons that were to die for.

Latte at Teaspressa

Latte at Teaspressa

Tea latte Teaspressa

The shop is everything every girl currently wants in life: a crisp white interior with rose gold accents. My favorite part is actually the black menu because it contrasts so well against the rest of the space, and it really pops out at you. A very fantastic design choice! Instagram photos are no problem either. You need not fear getting a to-go cup as their ‘Ces’t La Tea’ phrase makes their cups Instagram worthy. I didn’t have any problem with lighting, though a few shadows seem to leak in from the windows and on to the tables. I just avoided those areas.

coffee accessories

Coffee shop decor Teaspressa

Coffee shop decor Teaspressa

coffee Teaspressa

(that rose gold detail though!)

Everyone working was super friendly and fast to help and recommend drinks. People seemed to genuinely enjoy the establishment, and much to my surprise loved the community table in the center. Super happy I could finally check out a tea place for all my tea drinkers. What do you guys think of this coffee inspired tea place?

Leave me a comment below!

Brands

Teaspressa

Ruze Cake House

59 Comments

  • 5 months ago

    This place sounds amazing, and I’m always opening to checking out new places, not just to hang out (honestly, the aesthetics for this place is on point!) but of course also something good to drink. The whole “tea inspired by coffee” thing is also really cool. Hopefully they’ll open up a location in SoCal; I’d love to try this out!

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Yes I love it! That would be amazing if they opened other stores. I could hang out there all day long haha. Thanks Samantha!!

  • 5 months ago

    I love going into places like these – so cute and aesthetic! Everything looks so polished and “insta-worthy”. Your drink seems delicious 🙂

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.de

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Rebecca! I am all about places being Insta-worthy. The tea was super good and everyone so friendly!

  • 5 months ago

    Wow, this tea shop sounds and looks amazing! First off, I’m a huge fan of Shark Tank, I can’t believe I missed the episode this aired on! Who made an offer, do you remember? Just curious! I love the idea of taking inspiration from classic coffee drinks, using potent tea, it’s genius in my opinion! I’ve never really explored teas, though I’m not opposed to it. I, just like you, tend to prefer coffee. I love the interior design, it’s such a nice fuse of contemporary and modern design, I really love it! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having the best start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      They actually didn’t get the deal! They were JUST starting out, so it was understandable. So sad to watch though because they were so great! It really is genius, but also in a way of like “wow why hasn’t anyone ever thought of this before!?” It seems so simple of an idea. Their teas are really really good though. And of course who can avoid an interior like that? Thanks Jalisa!!

  • 5 months ago

    Cute spot! Love all your photos. Their tagline is adorable. I love Sharks Tank, but I’m behind on that show big time. I can use a hefty tv binge fest watching that show.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Isn’t it? I thought the same thing about their tag line. So simple but so perfect! Thanks for stopping by Miki!!

  • 5 months ago

    The drink looks delicious and the cafe space is way adorable!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Tina!

  • I love your blog, thank you for sharing!
    xoxo, Hadasah
    http://www.styletolove.com

  • Olivia
    5 months ago

    Love this post! Absolutely adorable!! Comment on my post and lmk what u think!! http://www.oliviaschueller.com/?p=588

  • 5 months ago

    Such a cute place, great pictures!

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thank you Maryam!

  • 5 months ago

    You are such a good photographer! This cafe is gorgeous. And yes I am a tea drinker. But would love to know what “coffee like tea” would taste like. Sounds awesome!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks for the compliment Yasmin! The tea totally tastes just like tea. But the idea is that it’s like a ‘tea shot’ instead of an espresso shot. So instead of the whole glass full with tea like a typical tea drink, it’s like a latte with a shot of tea and then the rest is milk. 🙂

  • 5 months ago

    I was thinking the same…I want to go to this gorgeous spot in real life and pin it! The teas sound amazing and you know I’m all for any spot with good macarons. Can I come visit?!

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Haha yes, please do!! That would be so fun. I think when I went to Paris I LIVED off macarons. My mom was literally disgusted with me… ;p

  • 5 months ago

    This place is adorable! And hat coffee looks delish!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Annessa! It was really yummy.

  • 5 months ago

    Oh, I’m new here and I LOVE YOUR BLOG! This is so much fun to look at 🙂

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thank you so much Katrin! That totally made my day. So glad you like it. 🙂

  • 5 months ago

    Wow! This place sounds great! And the pictures are amazing!
    Love, Pisa
    http://www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Pisa!

  • Jenn
    5 months ago

    OMG! The interior is everything! Drop dead gorgeous! I love how fresh and relaxing the colors of white, black and rose gold look against each other. I do drink tea but hot chocolate for me would always win. But if the tea shop looks like that, I would probably go everyday and force myself to drink tea. Haha!

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
    YouTube
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    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Jenn! I totally agree. I am not a huge tea drinker, but I want to spend every day there and force myself drink tea.

  • 5 months ago

    Great post! Your photos are absolutely beautiful.

    XoXo Noma

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thank you Noma!

  • 5 months ago

    Love how design the cafe beautifully in such modern way! Can’t get enough of pretty cafes!

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Same! I love them! Thanks for stopping by Mitch.

  • sister tales
    5 months ago

    Non coffee readers?! I am a dedicated lover of coffee and this, my friend, caught my attention! Job well done with the post!
    xoxo, simona and indre

    https://www.sistertalessite.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Haha thank you!! One of my coworkers today was just telling me that her mom has NEVER had coffee in her entire life. I literally couldn’t believe it. I double checked with her like three times that was a real thing. Crazy!

  • 5 months ago

    You drank tea?! I don’t know you anymore, Emily…it’s the end of our relationship. 😛

    Jokes aside, I watch Shark Tank a lot or at least I used to but I don’t recall seeing them. I love the concept though, it’s unique and definitely a place I would love to visit if I’m in the area.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Hahaha I love your humour Shireen. I actually ordered a coffee to go when I was done with my tea! Still got it ;)… They actually didn’t get the offer on Shark Tank so that sucked for them, but it was great exposure for such a new company. I think it was a few years ago now they were on it. Hope you have a great weekend lady!

  • 5 months ago

    You seriously have so many nice coffee shops and restaurants in your area! I’m not a coffee lover, nor a tea lover but i tolerate tea a little better. I usually like to throw some ice-cubes in my cup if I’m having one. Loving the decor of this place. How we’re the macarons?

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      There are a lot of coffee shops out here. We are really starting to get a nice coffee scene going! Finally! The macarons were sooo good. One of them had salted caramel filling in the middle. SO GOOD.

  • This place looks gorgeous – the crip white interior is just stunning! I am more of a tea than coffee drinker as well so this place ticks all the boxes 🙂

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Yay! Glad you liked the decor Miriam. The tea is definitely delicious too!

  • 5 months ago

    I’d be really interested in visiting this place, it sounds lovely! I am more of a tea drinker myself, so this is definitely my type of place. Great photos by the way!

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Eden! This place is great if you’re a tea lover but also want that coffee shop vibe. 🙂

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Aly!

  • 5 months ago

    Wow this shop is to die for! You weren’t kidding about pinning this entire shop. I am a hard core coffee drinker myself, but I also do like tea. Such an incredible space and I love that they make their teas like coffee. I definitely need to visit if I am in the area! Thanks for sharing and I also love Shark Tank! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Christine! Glad you liked it. Even though I’ll never give up my coffee for tea, it was a fun change for a day. *goes back to sipping her morning coffee now* 😉

  • 5 months ago

    What a beautiful store! I love a strong cup tea so I would love to check this place out if I ever find myself at Scottsdale, Arizona!

    ~Crissy
    http://www.whimsicalfawn.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Yes! Definitely check it out if you’re ever here! The most gorgeous coffee/tea shop in Arizona hands down.

  • 5 months ago

    The shop is so pretty! Great photos! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thank you Sophia!

  • 5 months ago

    this place looks and sounds amazing! No wonder you couldn’t stop snapping pictures! Ow how I wish I had this near me, Im really loving the concept!

    x Have a great Friday!
    ♥ Josune @ Your Beauty Script

    http://yourbeautyscript.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Josune! I was taking sooo many photos haha. Only a few made the blog because I’m pretty selective, but it’s so easy to photograph!

  • 5 months ago

    Your photography for interiors is breathtaking. I like your compositions and the tonal qualities in these pictures. The white balance is spot on!

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thank you so much Alyse! That’s such a nice compliment. Hope you have a great weekend!

  • 5 months ago

    Perfect pics!!

    Federica Di Nardo
    http://federicadinardo.com

  • 5 months ago

    Oh my god was this place made for Instagram?! It’s SO incredibly beautiful – great shots too lovely! 🙂

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Hayley! Was definitely made for Insta. And for fabulous tea of course too!

  • 5 months ago

    Rose gold for life! Scottsdale always does it right 🙂

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Yes, definitely!!

  • 5 months ago

    The aesthetics of this place is amazing! Wish I had places like these round here.

    Sheena
    http://afashionstudentsdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Isn’t it?! We don’t have too many places like it either. There are a ton of places in LA that have this style! So I’m a little jealous too.

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