As I had mentioned here I had gone tea shopping with a friend.It was my first time ever picking tea. No one in my family other than my grandparents drink tea and my grandparents drink tea Indian style -with milk, sugar,cardamom and good old tata tea.
Teavana generally has a couple of different teas brewed which you can try-I tried all 4 of the brewed samples and really liked the berry ones.Based on that the SA made me whiff a billion (slight exaggeration here) different teas from the giant round tea containers from the tea wall.The way I picked teas was as follows-The SA would open the round canisters one by one based on what she thought I would like- I would take a deep breath and inhale the tea. According to the SA if I liked the smell of the tea,I would also like the taste of the tea once its was brewed.The containers are different colors to show the different kinds of tea-roobios,black,herbal etc.
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Since I wanted caffeine free tea’s-a lot of the tea’s I smelt, were fruit and berry mixes.Depending on the tea blends you pick, the tea can cost anywhere between $6.80 to $15 for 2 ounces.2 ounces of tea last me about a week to a week and half.The SA recommended I use 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp of tea to steep in 8 ounces (236 ml) of water but I use a little under 1 tbsp since I am still getting used to drinking tea.
If you pick a pound of tea you get 10% off all your teas.