Updated Jun 20, 2012 - 8:16 am
Starbucks to open University Village tea shop
A new Starbucks cafe in Seattle's University Village will reportedly focus on the chain's Tazo Tea offerings. (AP)
The two Starbucks stores at Seattle's popular University Village shopping center are about to get a little competition as the company says it'll open a specialty tea shop in the complex this fall.
The Seattle Times reports the new cafe will focus on offerings from its Tazo tea brand, selling hot and iced tea drinks and tea lattes, and will feature a blending station where customers can create their own versions of Tazo's existing teas.
The store is slated to open in the fall where Lululemon is currently operating. The women's sports fashion store is reportedly moving to a larger space in the center.
Starbucks has been selling Tazo teas in its stores and at grocery stores for several years since buying the Portland, Ore. based company.
The Times reports Starbucks already sells $1.4 billion in Tazo teas annually, but company leaders believe there is much greater opportunity for growth.
By JOSH KERNS, MyNothwest.com Reporter
Josh Kerns, MyNorthwest.com Reporter
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