Monday, August 29, 2011

Literal and Figurative Tea Heaven

If you know me at all you know that generally speaking, if I have a beverage in hand (and it is before 5:00 p.m.) the odds are really good that I have either hot or iced tea.

When this store opened at a nearby mall, I was ready to do back flips!

It really is like a little spot of tea heaven. (See what I did there? Spot of of tea heaven. Hee hee.)


Anyway, back to sanity.

They have items like this:

I love it. And it "features a Japanese goldfish or 'yamabuki,' whose color reflects the richness of pure gold. Because of this, the fish symbolizes wealth, fidelity and prosperity." (Thanks I love it even more. (Because who doesn't love anything that symbolizes wealth, fidelity and prosperity?)

It would be pretty in any kitchen, huh? Function and aesthetics all in one. Double bonus.

Also if you know me, you know I am pretty plain. In fact, Plain Jane turned into Amy Jane, which is my nickname. I love plain English Breakfast tea. Can't get any more boring than that. Teavana has a delicious English Breakfast tea. You could probably buy stock in it and retire rich since I drink so much of it. (P.S. Rumor has it that Teavana is soon to be traded publicly. )

Despite my desire to embrace all things boring and plain, the shop has made me venture out into the vast and scary world of flavored tea. I know, I know, I'm brave. Here are two of my favorites:

Peachberry  Jasmine Sutra Green Tea. Mmmmm. Peaches and jasmine. Together. In a steamy tea concoction. Brilliant.

Fruta Bomba Green Tea. The name just sounds like it has to be a party. (Or it'll get La Bomba stuck in your head for days...)

I still drink all of my tea unsweetened, so don't think I've gone totally crazy here...

Been to Teavana? If not, I highly recommend it.

On a semi-related note, today I went back to being an English teacher. I am a living caricature of an English teacher. Mug of tea? Check. Hair in bun secured with pencil? Check. Plastic, dark rimmed glasses? Check. Soon I'll be wearing long floral skirts and calling everyone "Dear."

Or not.

What's your favorite Teavana tea flavor? Not tried it yet? Go here, click on the tea types at the top of the tea and then click on the images for descriptions so you can pick the tea you most want to try. What is it?


  1. I confess that I am not a tea drinker - more the large latte variety. But you make me want to become one...

    Also, thank you so much for your comment on my blog today. Made me laugh out loud and feel so much better about my School Note Disorder. Will see what I can do about hiring someone to keep us both happy!

  2. Teavana has a blend called "My Morning Mate" (with an accent on the e for mah-tay, instead of mate...) that is almost coffe like. I don't love it, but then I'm not a coffee fan.

    Thanks for looking into the help for us!


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