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sno beach’s tea syrup is back!

June 6, 2010
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I’ve been a Sno Beach stalker evangelist pretty much since I moved here almost six years ago. I’ve also been known to leave high-pitched, squealing voicemails on a certain girlfriend’s phone to let her know it was time for our annual Sno-Beach-Is-Finally-Open-We-Must-Go-Now! run.

Several years ago I discovered the phenomenal tea-flavored syrup, and then shortly after Sno Beach discontinued it.  It was a dark day in my life.

I resigned myself to the fact my beloved tea was a goner, but I found solace in two pretty awesome replacements:

  1. Lime and coconut with cream
  2. Grapefruit pink and pineapple

I took my mom last weekend when she was in town, and I ordered the latter. While waiting on our snow cones:

MOM [looking inside the trailer]: “Huh, it says some sort of tea flavor is back.”
ME [frantically gripping the trailer order window]: “WHAT?! Where does it say that?!”

So I promptly changed my order to my favorite Sno Beach snowcone of all time.

Tea and peach.

It was glorious: soft, sweet, earthy, fruity, icy and instantly refreshing. I forgot just how brilliant a tea-flavored snow cone can be. Thank you for the reminder, Sno Beach, and for making these Austin summers a little more bearable.

The epic line on Saturday afternoon.

Here’s the menu, so you can plot your own flavor combinations.

Oh yes it is.


Now slightly slushy.

Matt and the penguins cool off with a root beer and almond snow cone.

Good to know:

  • I’ve never been able to finish more than a small, so less is really more here
  • You can order as many combinations as you’d like per snowcone
  • Sno Beach opens every year on March 1st
  • Cash only
  • Three Austin locations: 3909 N IH 35 (north), 801 Barton Springs Rd (south), and 34th & Guadalupe (central)
  • Generally speaking, adding cream for 50 cents will make anything better
  • Open ’til dusk
  • Syrups are free of corn syrup, gluten and nut oil; sugar-free options also available
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2010 2:33 am

    Christina! Just wanted to say, again, that it was lovely to meet you in person on Sunday. :) Love your little blog, and the sweet corners of Austin you lead me to.

    • June 8, 2010 1:18 pm

      I’m glad we finally met, too – and under such fun circumstances! Congrats on the Rare Magazine nod. You deserve it ;)

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