Fresh brews, tart lemonades and fruity smoothies are all on the menu at this new spot in Carrollton, Texas. What used to be a Starbucks has since been repurposed as a rustic boba tea and coffee bar right on the corner of Frankford and Old Denton.
TeaLatte has a nostalgic vibe, friendly vibe. Kids sit at a table in the middle of the room playing Uno, backpacks at their feet, and the atmosphere feels homey. Until recently, TeaLatte Bar — a sister company to Teapresso — only had locations in Hawaii, but the company decided to take a dip in the LoneStar state, opening new locations in Houston and Carrollton.
This paradise of cold summer drinks and hot morning pick-me-ups gives coffee and tea a new spin. Every drink on the vast menu of teas is gluten-free and made to order without the use of powders or GMO products.
The Tropic Osmanthus is a fruity, subtly sour boba tea. One of the novelties behind this tea is the brewing process. TeaLatte brews all of their teas with an espresso machine. The high pressure makes for a rich and much finer brew than traditional methods of making tea. If the Osmanthus is not enough to soothe a sweet and sour tooth, there is always the Strawberry Lilikoi and Waikiki Sunset lemonades.
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Lilikoi means yellow passion fruit in Hawaii and is made with organic lemonade mixed with passion fruit and strawberry jam. Named after a district in the city Honolulu, the Waikiki Sunset is a cocktail of blueberry, mango and pomegranate, and butterfly pea tea is added to give the drink a vibrant purple color and leafy aftertaste.
For those looking for something to light a fire in their morning routine, the self-proclaimed “strongest coffee in the world” can also be found at this tea and coffee bar. Death Wish Coffee is caffeinated enough to sport a warning label.
With Korea Town so close by, Carrollton has no shortage of coffee and boba tea shops, but TeaLatte Bar is a solid new option for DFW's growing tea house scene.
TeaLatte Bar, 3052 Old Denton Road, Carrollton