In a week chock-full of openings in our business district (Sophon and Lioness last week), the much-anticipated Atulea had their soft opening over the weekend. The Matcha and Boba specialty shop is located in the new Cypress Greenwood Apartments at 7006 Greenwood Ave N, and will have limited hours as they ramp up: Thursday through Sunday from noon-5pm.
Atulea was created by a husband and wife team—Vince and Kathy. The couple met in college in Syracuse NY, where Vince studied economics/mathematics and Kathy studied landscape architecture. After graduation and followed by a few years working in big corporations, Vince and Kathy both felt tired of the 9-6 lifestyle and decided to shift path to do something they are truly passionate about. They are both tea lovers – Kathy loves traditional teas and Vince loves milk teas – but it was not until trying Matcha in an NYC tea shop they decided to open their own.
Atulea is meant to be a place where you can go grab a caffeinated drink and a snack on a busy day, go meet friends before class or after work for a quick life update, or simply go hang out and chill. To be genuine and pure is the meaning behind ‘Atulea’, and it’s the philosophy the co-founders live by: authentic and high-quality teas, not artificially-flavored powders.
Head on down and welcome Atulea to PhinneyWood when you can!