I am not ashamed to admit I have driven 30 minutes out of my way, in rush hour traffic, to stop at the MacArthur Center, because my home tea supply needed to be replenished!
Teavana, in the MacArthur Center may be a tiny shop in the mall, but it packs a BIG punch and has so many items in it, it seems a little overwhelming when you think about it.
Some naysayers might say “Yes, but it is “just tea!”’ No. This store does not carry your run of the mill ordinary teas. The ingredients are flash dried and are always fresh, the aromas are incredible and the results? Teas that leave you wanting another cup!
Samples are available throughout the store that are infused with flowers, fresh herbs, and plants that offer healthy properties for our bodies. When you mix flavors and leaves, the combinations are pretty endless!
The teas are sweetened with natural rock salt, which is easier for your body to break down and process, unlike processed and refined sugar you can buy in the grocery store. You can buy any variety of the leaves, floral note blends and rock salt to recreate the flavors you found to be the most invigorating to you, at home.
Teavana carries specialty steepers that allow you to place the fresh tea in it, along with the rock sugar and hot water. Each blend requires you to steep the tea for different timeframes, depending on tea strength and blend you are steeping. When the tea is ready, you simply set the specialty steeper on top of a coffee mug and it drains the freshly brewed, sweetened tea into the mug, without the leaves and flowers.
They offer gift sets, to get your friends hooked, and if you are really excited about a blend of tea, they will be happy to brew you a cup to-go, with a purchase. If you are a fan of teas, Teavana is one you should NOT miss out on.