Tuesday, June 07, 2011
A new Teavana in Town
There's a new Teavana in town. I had the chance to visit it last night. These stores are fun for me because they do a great job with their retail displays. And I was sorely, sorely tempted by some cast iron saucers for small Asian cups. I resisted.
However, I did not resist one of these filters for the office. It's stainless, has plenty of room for the tea to move around, yet holes small enough that the leaves won't escape. And the silicone cap keeps the heat in while steeping, along with acting as a saucer.
While none of the camellia sinensis blends tempted me, I did come home with a very citrusy herbal blend.
One suggestion I have for Teavana: The blends they were serving at the front door clearly had sweetener in them. (I asked - it was sugar.) Yet that info was not presented clearly. Someone new to tea or herbal blends might assume that it was "naturally sweet" when in fact it wouldn't be.
Do you have a Teavana (or other mall-based tea retailer) near you?
*Photos and logo from Teavana.com