I was at the mall roughly 6 months ago and passed by a Teavana. The only reason I stopped was because of all the cast iron teapots. My mother is a cast iron junkie with several skillets, grill plates etc. I picked up the teapot for her and was immediately hooked on one of their blends that they sweeten like crazy! I still bought a big tin of their White Ayurvedic Chai and Samurai chai mate mix because I knew I'd enjoy it less sweetened. Great, great tea but a little on the expensive side all things considered. I bought a small cast iron tea cup, the pot and the tea and it came to something like 180 dollars.
I remember right after my purchase stumbling across a loose leaf tea site that some rumored teavana themselves used for tea purchases. I have no idea how truthful that statement is but I know the tea was less expensive. Anyway to get to the point. I'm looking for a good loose leaf tea site to use for future purchases, possibly the same two to blend together. Any help will be greatly appreciated. My first name is Rory by the way and I live In Pittsburgh, PA for a very brief intro. I'll post a formal intro sometime soon in the other sub forum. Thanks in advance for any and all information.