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story.lead_photo.caption Rebecca Leighton, owner of Urban Tea Town, takes an order from a customer on Saturday morning. Many new things await fans of this little tea house on Arkansas Boulevard, including mini-quiches and the challenge called the Cup of Fame. Photo by Junius Stone / Texarkana Gazette.

Urban Tea Town continues to warm things up on Arkansas Boulevard. Since reopening, they have been making adjustments to what their fans want. From new menu items, to adjusted hours to a grand quest to explore their range of teas, owner Rebecca Leighton has many things for her customers to try.

"Our Cup of Fame challenge is a quest to try all of our teas," she said. "We have a huge range of them, of a wide variety of tastes. We came up with this to encourage our customers to try something new. Many tea fans, including me, sometimes don't vary much from our standard favorites. This is an idea to help you find additional favorites. Those who sample all of our teas over time get a $25 gift certificate for our store. And you get your photo on the Cup of Fame."

In addition, they have some new, or returned items on the menu.

"You should try our mini-quiches," she said. "They've been proving very popular, along with our scones."

And along the lines of having breakfast oriented items on their menu, they are now expanding their hours.

"Monday through Friday, we are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.," she said. "Saturday, it is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We had shortened our hours during the height of the COVID restrictions. But now that things have loosened up, we want to expand and get all of our customers, especially our breakfast crowd, whom we were missing."

They also now have an app one can download and order through.

"Look up 'Urban Tea Town' on Google Play or the App Store," she said. "Look for the tea cup, that's our app. First order through the app, you get $5.50 off on an order."

Urban Tea Town is located at 1201 Arkansas Blvd. Call 870-774-0361. Visit Urban Tea Town on Facebook or drop by

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