Teavana News: New Concept Store in Chicago, Mother’s Day Card, Oprah Chai.
Teavana (fully owned and operated by Starbucks) has lots of fun things going on right now. I thought I’d mention three things that stand out:
A Teavana Mother’s Day Card is here! As you know, you can register your Teavana Card (which IS a Starbucks card but with Teavana branding) and use it to earn stars and redeem rewards. Load money on the card. Register it at Starbucks.com. Use it to pay for your purchases. You earn one star each time your card is swiped as a form of payment. I always suggest that you track your rewards with the Starbucks phone app.
I think the Teavana Mother’s Day Card is pretty! I also imagine that there are some Starbucks card collectors who will want to grab one for their collection.
Teavana Concept Store in Chicago
Next, there is a new Teavana concept store coming soon. Starbucks operates two Teavana stores that are full cafes with handcrafted beverages and an extensive food menu. I’ve been frequently the one in Seattle often. The stores are spacious with good food, great beverages, and of course Starbucks free WiFi.
The new Teavana concept store will be on Southport in Chicago, and I’ve heard that it’s slated to open on Tuesday, April 29th. Don’t hold me to the very day! Starbucks has been known to adjust their projected store opening dates. Take a look at the beautiful Seattle concept store here and here. During the recent quarterly investor conference on April 24th, Howard Schultz has mentioned Los Angeles as the possible site of future Teavana concept store also.
Oprah Chai Arrives on April 29th!
You’ll be able to find Oprah Chai in Starbucks and Teavanas stores everywhere starting on Tuesday, April 29th! Every purchase of Oprah Chai supports the Oprah Leadership Academy and other youth education good-cause organizations.
Hope you like the new tea.
That’s it for the short round up on current Teavana news. I think over time, we’re going to see more and more exciting Teavana news!
So I can use my Starbucks card if I go there?
@KathyBard – Yes you can! You earn one star per transaction.
@Purple1 – Yes, the Teavana cards are only available in Teavana stores.
Interesting! Kinda reaffirms what Howard Schultz said yesterday: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101614206?__source=xfinity|mod&par=xfinity
Oprah chai is the best!! I’m so excited to buy some!!
Really excited for this concept store to open up in Chicago! Have yet to visit one, but with this one opening up directly down the road from the Starbucks that I work at, I will definitely be stopping by quite often! Thanks for the update on these things, Melody! Hope you’re as excited as we are for Oprah Chai!
I’m excited to try the Oprah tea! I’m not usually a tea drinker but for Oprah I’d make an exception. 🙂
I noticed the new signage today for the Oprah tea and am not impressed. The font size and color against the poster makes it very difficult to read unless you are right on top of it. I also found it curious (although it was early in the morning) that no partner talked it up.
Wish the next Teavana store is opening in LA, Ca instead of Chicago, then I’ll have better chance visiting it when I go home visiting families & friends. Oh well, looks like my plan of visiting friends in Chicago might need to happen sooner than I wanted now, look forward to it! 🙂
Yes! There is a new Teavana store opening in LA! It’s in Beverly Hills, should open next weekend right on time for Mother’s Day. Love the Oprah chai too, way better than the classic chai in my opinion, but it hasn’t really been pushed too much right now, it’s all about frappuccino happy hour.
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This new teavana card will only be available at tevana stores? I like the new tevana green tea they brew in SB stores, but might like it a bit stronger. My personal preference. Do you know how many concept stores they are opening?