"Eschewing the formal English teahouse, SipTea draws upon Zen principles (interior design features may meet LEED certification) — though owner Laura Stewart prefers the term “urban hip” for its wider appeal. Reflecting the laid-back lifestyles of her future clientèle, there will be no flowery teapots or formal hats available here."But by the looks of this rendering, there will be dockworkers with knit hats. The teahouse---no coffee because "the smell can interfere with the whole tea experience"---will probably open by mid-June.
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