I don't HATE teavana, it's my only option that I know of (or knew of, after searching the forum) for loose leaf teas. B/c Christmas is coming up, I just asked from my parents 4 Oz of Sour Cherry Serenade and 2 Oz of the Twilight Night Night tisane, or something like that. I also got the Perfect Tea Maker. I hope I like this tea, before reading the forum, I was sure teavana was the best. But for fruity flavors, teavana looks like the best.
I got the above all online, and after my reading, I think If I plan on spending more than ten dollars worth I will stick with the online store, simply because of teavana throwing in stuff, they cannot do that online.
Recently, I went to an actual Teavana location, because I know my friend loves teavana. Because Sour Cherry Serenade looks like the best "beginner tea" I got some for my friend, even though she is somewhat experienced, I guess. When ringing me up, the lady at the front counter said something like "Does your friend have a tin for this blend of tea?" and I said no, so she said "Oh, well I'll just give you a tin for that." That tin was like eight dollars, and I only got two ounces. That was my only fault for teavana. The sampler teas were delicious
I would really love help from anyone, I have no idea what I'm doing, "adagio" teas look good, just not so description in depth as teavana, that has nothing to do with the tea, I just want to be satisfied with what I spend my money on.