A new tea shop is in the works for downtown Leesburg. First word came from a sign that appeared in the window of the space at 11 West Market Street. Now we know it’s a family run business combining old tea traditions with new ones.
It will be called UniTea Cafe. The spot on West Market is next to the Leesburg Hobbies & Collectables shop and just down the block from the Tally Ho Theater.
The name UniTea plays off the word “unity.” According to the owners, the tea shop will carry hot and cold teas and other beverages as well as sandwiches and pastries.
It will also have bubble teas, a tea-based drink that originated in Taiwan and features tapioca balls or other unique ingredients. It’s that combination, or “union,” of a traditional tea room with more modern cold tea drinks that — in part — inspired the UniTea name.
They are sourcing teas from around the world, including China, Japan, India and Nepal and busy purchasing all their supplies. The owners say they hope to open soon — possibly by the end of June if if everything goes smoothly.