FSU’s New Tea Shop: What’s On the Menu and Why You Should Try It

FSU recently opened a new tea shop this fall, and if you’ve ever wanted to venture out from Starbs or Dunkin, Argo Tea is your chance. Bogo tea, teappuccinos, kombucha, chai-- they have basically every type of tea you can conjure up. Even better, it’s conveniently located at the Innovation Hub on Landis (the building with stairs that you walk down to get to the Den and traditions). This week, I went to this cute little cafe for the first time to give you guys the 4-1-1.

My Visit:

One of the first things I noticed when I walked in was the bright colors-- the design was very well thought-out and pleasing to the eye. This place is cute, guys. I was surprised at how spacious it was from the inside compared to how little I thought it would be. They’ve got a bunch of outdoor seating, too, all covered from the sun with bright red umbrellas. Paired with the fact that they’re barely ever slammed, this would be a great place to study.

Although they weren’t too busy, it was obvious this place was already popular, which is a great sign. There was a decent line-- maybe 4-5 people, but nothing like the Stroz-Starbucks lines that make me rethink buying a drink altogether. They had samples of some kind of iced chai tea. This may be just because they’re new, but if I’m offered anything free I’m already impressed. They also had a wide range of snacks, pastries, sandwiches, yogurts, health drinks, and more. I had to avert my eyes because they were pretty tempting.

I ended up getting the ‘Black Tea Coconut’ bubble tea iced with coconut milk. The wait wasn’t long at all, and honestly, guys, if you’re in the mood for something sweet I highly recommend.

What’s on the Menu?

Argo Tea has all of the classic teas you’d expect, plus kombucha, bubble teas, teappuccinos (teas with milk), fruity teas, lemonades, and an option to build your own and pick the type of tea, flavor, and milk (dairy. coconut, soy, or almond). The entire menu is too lengthy for this article to cover, but some of the teas that caught my eye were Pumpkin Chai, Chocolate Mint, Hibiscus Tea Sangria, and White Peach. The store has an entire wall full of different teas you can buy to take home with you and make yourself- including specialty cups. They also had a short selection of coffees, which I was kind of surprised to see, but I guess it’s just like the reverse of Starbucks in that way.

Other Things to Know:

They have limited hours. They’re only open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. No Saturday Argo Tea, sadly.

In Conclusion:

Overall, this place definitely won me over. A laid-back cafe with sugary drinks and vegan options is an A+ in my book.

 

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