Spring tea-ing

The flowers are blooming, the weather is unpredictable, and the tea is steeping.

Whether you like it or not, there is no denying spring has sprung. The flowers are blooming, the weather is unpredictable, and the tea is steeping. With the change in seasons, it's also time to swap your coffee shop order and trade in hot lattes for herbal and floral teas. Here are seven places to make that transition seamless.

The Red Cup
405-525-3430 • 3122 N Classen Blvd
theredcupokc.com

This vegan-based cafe is a safe haven for those who want to eat consciously for their health and the well-being of the earth by housing a menu that makes it easy to trick your mind into thinking you're not eating a plant-based meal. Red Cup also has an extensive list of loose-leaf teas. It's easy to become overwhelmed with the choices at hand, but try their white peony tea for that ideal spring floral taste.

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Elemental Coffee

Elemental Coffee
405-633-1703 • 815 N Hudson Ave
elementalcoffee.com

Don't be fooled by Elemental's minimalistic interior design. This laid-back coffee shop packs a punch with its wide variety menu. Although known for their coffee roast, Elemental also serves up calming teas. If your Oklahoma allergies are killing you, try their turmeric ginger. This inflammatory, gut-healthy tea is the quintessential beverage to clear those stuffed sinuses. With subtle hints of lemongrass and honey, this is like a warm hug in a mug.


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Full Circle Bookstore

Full Circle Bookstore
405-842-2900 • 50 Penn Place
fullcirclebooks.com

Arguably one of the coziest spots around OKC, Full Circle is a bookworm’s heaven. Whether you’re wandering around looking for that novel you swear you're going to read or looking for a chill spot to play a board game and hang out, Full Circle is the place. Order their peppermint green tea from the cafe to sip on in their secret garden, an outside enclosed space surrounded by foliage and floral arrangements ideal for spring.


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All About Cha

All About Cha
405-604-2996 • 100 E Main St
allaboutcha-cafe.com

Have you ever walked through a flower garden and had the intrusive thought to eat a rose or a marigold? If so, All About Cha is the place for you. The Korean-inspired cafe prides themselves on providing unique loose-leaf teas the average joe shop usually doesn’t offer. The Instagramable tea is sure to wow your followers and your taste buds by infusing actual whole flowers, like forget-me-nots, with hot water, giving the perfect botanic taste.


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Sincerely Coffee Roasters

Sincerely Coffee Roasters
1325 N Walker Ave. • sincerely.coffee

Housed within Commonplace Books, Sincerely brings fresh, bright vibes to your tea drinking experience. The small, relaxed shop takes satisfaction in providing Oklahomans with coffee and tea leaves while educating them on its precise sourcing. After you peruse the adjacent bookstore, make time to snack on their house-made pastries and sip on a variety of teas, like their lavender chamomile tea with their specialty chamomile-infused honey for an ideal spring flavor.

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Woodshed Coffee

Woodshed Coffee and Tea
405-563-7213 • 7518 N May Ave.
woodshedtea.com

If you're looking for a peaceful place where you can have your tea and enjoy it too, Woodshed is the spot. Not only does this bare-bones shop neighboring Lake Hefner have an impressive array of teas, but they sell the loose leaves as well, making it easy to enjoy a premium cup in the comfort of your own home. Give their floral ruby hibiscus tea a taste to savor the flavor of spring.


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Gray Owl Coffee Co.

Gray Owl Coffee
405-701-2929 • 223 E Gray St.

Gray Owl is the exact image of what a coffee shop should look like. The quaint, friendly shop is worker-owned, meaning you’re not lining the pockets of an out-of-state mammoth, but instead filling the wallets of the community. On their menu, you'll find a wide variety of homemade pastries along with other breakfast must-haves. As for their tea selections, try their blueberry rooibos, an antiviral tea that helps ward off colds.