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.

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White Tea Mojitos? Yes, Please. Tea Bar at EvyTea Wants Alcohol License

Looking to broaden its menu and serve beverages like adult hot chocolate, white tea mojitos and boozy chai, Tea Bar at EvyTea is applying for an all-alcohol license. "We are applying for a full license to better serve the events and pop-ups we hold. The tea bar was built with a focus of being a community gathering space, a fun space and a happening space. The license will broaden our menu and allow us to grow and thrive in what we do best -- beverages," said Evy Chen, founder of EvyTea. "We are a tea bar focused on healthy, innovative and fun drinks.

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