Whoa. Mind Blown.
Did you read that story?
I love Starbucks..and I don't even drink coffee. I think I just like the coffee house vibe. Maybe I'm a wannabe hipster. I do like their tea drinks (especially a chai tea latte) and the Cool Lime Refresher.
But even more than Starbucks...I love Teavana. You've probably seen them in the mall. Did you know you can try their tea for free? They usually have 4-5 samples to try. This is all to sucker you into buying some of it of course. And it isn't cheap! But I always stop and sample. Sometimes I buy.
I have one of the fancy teapots that they sell too...but don't tell, I got it cheaper on Amazon:
I have one similar to that in blue.
So why am I excited? Because I LOVE that tea, but it's a little pricey. And I have to battle the mall to go get a taste of it. If there was a teavana tea house that I could visit....oooh, that would be nice.
Anthony took me to a fancy tea house in Portland, ME:
That place is definitely worth a visit if you like tea. We sat on the floor in one of their Japanese style tables. I can't remember the name of the tea I got there. What I do remember is that it RUINED all other teas for me. It was so smooth, no bitterness at all. Awww...would love some more of that tea...
I think it was this one:
Our most famous: dark oolong tea shaken with organic simple syrup produces a frothy “head” like a draft beer, but it’s tea only here! Named after the Czech Republic’s famous Staropramen Brewery and Borsov street where Dobra’s second tearoom was located and where this drink was created. It has a roasted, slightly tannic flavor and is a great thirst quencher. An excellent iced “cocktail”.I could be wrong. A really good tea is expensive and takes time and care while brewing. It needs to be the exact temperature and steep time for the leaves in the drink. And Teavana does it right ALL the time.
Hmmm...might have to go find a Teavana on my way home today and maybe soon I can find one in my local Starbucks! Until then...must visit Portland again soon...