I dropped by the Teavana Tea store in University Village (Seattle) on Sunday, February 16th. (Teavana is owned and operated by Starbucks.) I was the first customer in the door that Sunday. It’s been a while since I’ve talked about this beautiful store, and so I thought it was time to mention it again. This Teavana store is unique because it’s a “concept store.” It offers a variety of food and beverages not normally found inside a Teavana store.

One of my favorite things to drink is perhaps one of Teavana’s staple beverages: Iced Blueberry Bliss tea blended with Pineapple Kona Pop tea and sweetened with the German rock sugar. I ordered an iced Blueberry Bliss Pineapple Kona Pop while I was there. I asked Jenny, the Teavana partner, what teas were most popular and she suggested Youthberry white tea so I took home 3 ounces of that to get me started on trying it.

I think we’re going to hear more and more about Teavana over time. Starbucks bought them to bring their products into Starbucks stores. I’m already hearing loose gossip that Teavana’s Jade Citrus Mint tea could one day be the iced green tea at Starbucks. The current Tazo Passion tea at Starbucks could one day be something like the Teavana Passion Berry tea. It was only last September that I mentioned that Starbucks was testing Teavana teas inside their Atlanta-based stores. I don’t have enough information to confirm any of what I’ve just written, so consider it gossip right now. Starbucks has been known to change their plans about product roll outs, so it is absolutely premature for me to say that any of the above will happen.

Nonetheless, as Teavana becomes increasingly relevant inside Starbucks stores, I hope to write about them more frequently here.

I hope you get a chance to drop by this store. This is a location where you can order your iced tea beverage carbonated, if you like too. Enjoy!

(Please feel free to continue the conversation in the comments).

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