24 Oct 2013

Starbucks eyes tea market

12:54 pm on 24 October 2013

Having made its mark in the global coffee market, Starbucks in the United States is setting its sights on tea - which is the world's most consumed drink after water.

Starbucks has opened its first Teavana Tea Store and Bar on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and plans to roll out more across the world.

Starbucks in New Zealand is independently owned and operated by Restaurants Brands and it's not known whether it's planning a similar move here.