Edit 1/4/19: Teaspressa is no longer in Ruze Cake House. They now have their very own location that you can check out here!
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!
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.
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.
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.
(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?
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