I originally went in because I had a coupon for a free cup of Strawberry Rose Champagne/Peach Tranquility Tea and I figured it was a good opportunity to try them out. What I didn’t realize was that I’ve actually had tea from Teavana before. My neighbor gives me some every year for Christmas and it tends to remind me more of potpourri than tea.
I probably would have enjoyed the Strawberry Rose Champagne/Peach Tranquility Tea if it hadn’t been sweetened within an inch of its life. I don’t tend to sweeten my drinks and this one had so much German Rock Sugar in it my teeth hurt. This is a personal preference though, so if I should go back I’ll make sure to tell them to leave it out.
What really bothered me about my visit was how pushy the staff was. It could be that I went in during a slow time and they were bored, but there is no reason to push me into a cast iron tea pot when I showed interest in the PerfectTea maker. They lost a $20 sale that day and I ended up with an IngenuiTEA from Adagio instead.
What I did like about my visit was that I could smell the tea before I made my choices and that they had so many varieties to choose from. The staff was also very knowledgeable about the products they sell. They also had tea to sample while I was waiting, it happend to be the same as what I was ordering, but it was nice that they still offer it.