AUSTEA will open in Southwest Austin and offer items such as coffee, boba teas and smoothies.

Owners Vu Tran, Ann Vu and Tony Kha will host a grand opening Feb. 25, where they will offer promotions and chances to win prizes, Tran said.

“We're excited to be serving Austin boba drinks made from the finest ingredients with the utmost care to attention,” Tran said.

The family-run, independently owned establishment is at 500 E. Ben White Blvd., Ste. D 700, Austin.

“We're starting our business from scratch,” Tran said. “This gives us the ability to bring in [trending drinks].”

Tran said their intent is to make a spot that is special to Austin, and they are looking forward to making special drinks based on seasonal, locally available ingredients.

“Our little place has been a labor of love on a long road with many obstacles,” Tran said. “But we are so very excited to finally be opening.”

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