It's Time for Tea - The Bend Magazine

It’s Time for Tea

A rise in the desire for local craft

By: Jarred Schuetze  Photos by: Aaron Garcia

While three cups of tea are consumed worldwide for every cup of coffee, it’s only recent that your everyday coffee drinkers are dramatically flocking towards the other brew. Now, of course drinking tea is by no means a trend, after all it’s the most consumed drink on the planet next to water; but the humble cup is making major strides to change consumer perceptions of the timeless delight. With a rise in the desire for local craft, people are beginning to think of tea with the same reverence as coffee due to its vast varieties, flavor combinations, and health benefits. 

Local Places to Drink Craft Tea:

Cafe Calypso  –  5425 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX

CommuniTea Room  –  505 S. Water St. #501 A, Corpus Christi, TX

Coffee Waves  –  5738 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi, TX

Carmella’s Coffee & Teas  –  346 S. Commercial St. #4, Aransas Pass, TX

Greenlight Coffee  –  7426 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi, TX

Happy Tea  –  5433 S. Staples St. #A, Corpus Christi, TX

Tastea  –  5634 McArdle Rd., Corpus Christi, TX

The Addiction  –  1820 W. Wheeler Ave., Aransas Pass, TX