For coffee lovers everywhere, you have plenty of options. However, if you are not keen on that cup of Joe and you are instead a tea fanatic, there are not that many options for you, especially in Orange County. We are not talking about the tea-in-a-bag type of tea either. We are talking about serious tea; the loose leaf kind that smells amazing and gets seeped for different amounts of time depending on the kind of tea.

Well, tea drinkers, fret no more because Seventh Tea Bar just opened to the public at the bustling OC Mart Mix Complex in Costa Mesa. From the same people that brought Portola Coffee Lab and Theorem Bar to the people of Orange County, comes their sister concept Seventh Tea Bar. Conveniently, they are located right next to Portola.

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Seventh_PreviewPics_04All teas come from one evergreen plant. However, it is the how the tea leaves are processed that create the various categories. The most common teas are white, green, oolong and black teas. Tea has a rich history and was consumed by royalty from China to England. Seventh Tea Bar derived its name from the traditional Chinese belief that of the seven necessities in life, tea is the seventh. At Seventh, they have hand selected each tea to give tea drinkers a wide variety of the best teas in the world. It is a unique craft tea house unlike any other tea house in Orange County.

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Seventh_PreviewPics_06Seventh Tea Bar features more than 30 unblended single-estate teas brewed with a many different methods to obtain the maximum benefits of the tea leaves. Although the main focus of this concept is their tea, Seventh also serves iced teas, unique fruit and herb-infused drinks as well as tea sandwiches and other pastries.

Seventh Tea Bar by Portola Coffee Lab

Inside OC Mart Mix
3313 Hyland Avenue,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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