Starbucks is looking to open a new 1,700-square-foot store solely dedicated to its Tazo tea in the fall, where tea enthusiasts will be able to choose from over 80 varieties of loose-leaf tea priced by the ounce.
The shop, set to open near the company’s headquarters in Seattle’s University Village, will sell the standard iced teas and lattes found in regular Starbucks stores. But in addition, the flagship tea shop will include a blending station, where employees will help create personalized tea blends for customers to take home in pouches or brew in store.
The new store arrives at a time when Starbucks is aiming to expand its brand beyond coffee. Earlier this month, Starbucks announced plans to buy Bay Bread for $100 million and last year it bought the Evolution Fresh juice brand for $30 million.
Starbucks has 17,000 locations worldwide.
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