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Gables Bites / Ticety Iced Tea Bar

10/28/14

Tea is making its mark in Miami with the help of the newly opened Ticety Iced Tea Bar on Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile. The tea-centric shop and restaurant carries organic tea from around the world. Chat Chow TV sat down with the store’s partner Damien Ceulemans to learn more about the concept, how it sources its tea and interesting decor.

Ceulemans said him and his two partners got the idea for a tea store while visiting Miami from Europe. They noticed that there was a void in the market with very few places offering a quality tea selection. Once they saw tea’s popularity rising, especially with the sale of Teavana to Starbucks for hundreds of millions of dollars, they decided now would be the time and settled in Coral Gables to open Ticety.

The store carries loose leaf teas in three different “flushes” that are determined by the time of year and size at which they are harvested. The teas can be served hot or cold and Ticety also offers a variety of sandwiches, salads and pastries to accompany them.

The tea selection isn’t the only thing wowing customers. The store’s unique decor with two living plant walls complete with hundreds of plants add a a different, serene twist to the stores unique atmosphere.

Wonder what the difference between a first, second and third flush is? Or which classic dish Ticety adds truffles to in order to make it extra special? Find out all that and more in the video up top.

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