Teavana in Fairfax, Virginia
Londo Mollari rated this place
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The pushy high-pressure business model here was finally so unpleasant for me to deal with that I broke down and decided to start ordering teas online. Admittedly I have been bullied into giving them hundreds of dollars, as has the S.O., and several of the teas are good. I might still order some of them online, but now we are both so gun-shy that we won’t go within 15 feet of the entrance to one of their stores. I am not so trendy that I consider it a privilege to go to a store and have some pushy girl empty out my pockets onto the register and judge me for not spending more. I am SO GLAD to have found reliable online options for better tea. Yay for finding Steepster!



Hello, as you may have guessed, I am not really Londo Mollari. Apologies for the deception. I am Melissa.

In addition to my teas, I am a bit of a foodie, have an undying love for red wine and am lucky enough to have all the restaurants of DC and several VA wineries within a lazy reach of home. I have an ever-expanding orchid obsession and I have been known to talk to them. It helps.

To be honest, Tea went from being an interest to a bit of an obsession fairly recently for me – since I quit smoking. Tasting things is amazing, who knew?! Though a nice cuppa now replaces a much worse addiction, I spend FAR more money on this than I ever did on cigarettes.

I have loved tea ever since I was small, probably too small, visiting on the farm in Nebraska and drinking all my grandmother’s sun tea. I still prefer now what I liked then, watching tea slowly stain eddies of water, tasting nature.


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