The owners of the high-end Portola Coffee brand are planning to launch a new tea bar concept in early December that they hope to grow as a chain. Named for the Chinese belief that tea is the seventh of seven necessities, Seventh Tea Bar is a new concept developed by Jeff and Christa Duggan, coffee roasters who opened the craft coffee bar Portola last year in Costa Mesa, Calif. A second Portola is in the works, but the Duggans are also adding the tea bar concept next door to their ...
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