Thursday, March 18, 2010

Teavana: Heaven of Tea

If you haven't heard of Teavana, you've been missing out. Until recently, it's just been the cool tea store with the free samples of delicious tea at the St. Louis Galleria Mall. Then I went inside and fell in love with the gorgeous China sets and teapots. Forget wedding china. This is the stuff of dreams. This stuff is mad expensive, so I actually spent around $50 on an infuser mug, tea tin, and 5.30 oz of Dragon Pearl Tea Mix ($25 worth of tea ... I KNOW).
[info and images taken from Teavana website]

Song Dynasty Poem Bone China Tea Set $189.95

Grand Peacock Infuser Tea Mug $19.95

Green Cherry Blossom Sushi Set $39.95

Now here is the stuff I actually bought :

Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearl Green Tea $12.00 for 2 oz (expensive!)

- This exceptional tea consists of the youngest green tea leaves scented 8-10 times with fresh jasmine blossoms. After the lengthy flavoring process, the leaves are hand-rolled into the shape of a pearl. During the infusion, the pearls unfold, slowly releasing the rich and surprisingly smooth fragrance and flavor of jasmine flowers. Good for multiple infusions. This is a perfect morning and afternoon tea.
- Jasmine blossoms added to this very high grade tea aids to relax your body and mind. Studies show green tea aids in detoxifying the body, regulates blood sugar, and promotes healthy teeth, skin, and bones. Green tea also contains polyphenols, which is a type of antioxidant that connects with free radicals at the cellular level to help prevent them from becoming cancer.
* Definitely not too sweet, a very light, calming tea with fragrant aromas. Hella expensive but some damn good tea.

Rooibos Tropica $4.80 for 2 oz

- A flavorful and amazingly fragrant blend of Green and Red Rooibos, strawberry, peach, sunflower and cornflower petals, and orange peel.
- High antioxidant content and rich in vitamins and minerals. Caffeine free, may aid in relieving allergies, and great for hair, teeth, skin, and bones.
* Part of the mix they had in the sample brew. Yummm.

Yves Glass Tea Infuser Mug $14.95

- This contemporary infuser mug is completely made of glass, so you can watch the tea leaves unfurl during steeping and enjoy the color of your tea as you drink it. Composed of Borosilicate glass that is stronger and more heat resistant than conventional glassware. You can steep tea completely in this mug, then simply remove the infuser to enjoy your hot tea. 12oz capacity. Top rack dishwasher safe.
* I'm tired of swallowing tea leaves and I refuse to use a tea leaf ball thing xD Worthwhile investment, methinks!

8 oz Teavana Tea Tin $6.00

- Keep your favorite teas fresh for up to one year! Our large air-tight tea tin protects your teas from light, air and moisture while sealing in the freshness. It will hold approximately a half-pound of tea, depending on the size/weight of the tea.
- This tea can also store Rock Sugar or any other food that needs to be sealed in a container. Front is designed to fit the removable tea labels so you can keep track of your teas. Tea tin is 6.5 inches tall and 3.25 inches in diameter.
* I got suckered into buying this ... oh well. We all need fresh tea!

I am very happy and $50 poorer. And I splurged on other stuff at the mall ... yeah ... about that shopping obsession? Working on it -____-


Anonymous March 18, 2010 at 7:27 PM   said...

The art on the teapots and cups look amazing!

Anonymous March 18, 2010 at 8:13 PM   said...

i love the sushi set. such a pretty color and design. :)

Mary March 18, 2010 at 8:24 PM   said...

o...pretty! i need to drink more tea! hehe

Liana March 18, 2010 at 8:25 PM   said...

omg those are so pretty! ive been to a teavana store and wanted everything in it!

Anonymous March 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM   said...

I never went in the Teavana store, but since you said to check it out I shall (:

Edna March 18, 2010 at 10:49 PM   said...

Their tea is so yummy. I have that $6.00 tea can and a tea infuser thingy.

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