Transit Tea is now serving tea, lattes & snow cones to-go

"Driven By Adventure"

After months of artistic construction and planning, Transit Tea is hosting its grand opening at 2645 E. Speedway Blvd. on Wednesday, February 3.

Manish Shah, who has also owned Maya Tea Company for more than 20 years, is pleased to know that Transit Tea’s doors are finally open and ready to serve out of their drive-thru and pickup windows.

Transit Tea

Photo courtesy of Transit Tea

They’re sticking to takeout orders only for the time being, but there’s plenty to admire while you’re waiting outside for your drink. Shah let local artists design all the artwork found sprawled on the building, including a giant hot air balloon soaring across the walls, making the process quite a local endeavor.

When it comes to what’s on the menu, the flavors and origins come from all over the world, including teas from China, Egypt, Vietnam, and other parts of the globe.

Transit Tea

Photo courtesy of Transit Tea

“I’ve been in the business for 23 years,” said Shah. “I’ve seen tea transform people’s lives. I’ve seen people’s health improve because it’s so good for you. If you come to the window for five minutes, I’ll give you something and it’s healthy.”

Within the menu, you’ll find that the tea is available as still, sparkling, or snow — snow cones, that is.

“The snow cones are ridiculous. We invested in a new water filtration system, so our ice is beautiful and small. I mean, it may be the next level.”

Also available to sip and enjoy are lattes, chai tea, and Just Plain Tea, which can be ordered sparkling iced or hot. So, no matter what you decide to order, know that it’s been made with care and with an intention to help you make a transition to healthier choices.

“Tea replaces something that maybe isn’t as good for you and you feel elevated,” said Shah. “If you look on the outside of the building, it has a hot air balloon on it. The whole idea is to have an elevated experience — feel better. Rise up to do better. You’re on your own journey. We’re just here for the ride. Transit Tea is what you take with you on the road.”

The current hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.

Transit Tea is located at 2645 E. Speedway Blvd. For more information, visit

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