Tea Places: Teavana – Bridgewater Commons

There has been a lot of discussion on Tea Chat as of late on the ethics of Teavana. I had never been to one of their stores so I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I wound up wandering this very small store for half an hour, mostly oggling the teaware. The staff was friendly and helpful, not the rude and pushy types that I have heard about.

Unfortunately, while I was distracted a very convincing salesperson did manage to corner my boyfriend. He loved one of the mixed blends so she easily talked him into buying an infuser mug, two different teas and a too large tin to store his new tea in. I feel bad for not having rescued him in time but atleast this means that his tea conversion is progressing nicely :). I was in search of cups to match the kyusu that will be on its way soon but I didn’t have much luck. I did manage to pick up a copy of Liquid Jade by Beatrice Hohenegger for 50% off though. It is my new commute read and there will be a review of it as soon as I am done.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.