Evy Chen, left, explains her bid to add alcoholic drinks to the lineup at her tea bar on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.

Despite Objections, Boozy Tea Bar Bid Gains Approval

The idea of white tea mojitos being served along the Southwest Corridor Park raised eyebrows but ultimately won a thumb's up from a neighborhood advisory board. Tea Bar at EvyTea on Amory Street is seeking a full liquor license. If successful, the tiny tea house would serve drinks like adult hot chocolate and boozy chai. While several community members embraced the idea as innovative and just the thing for JP, others saw a dangerous precedent. Kristen Valachovic, owner of JP restaurant Vee Vee, spoke up for the plan by tea bar owner Evy Chen to add a kick to the tea house's options.