Hi everyone, my name is Kevin and my wife and I have just gotten into loose leaf tea. Though sadly our only real experience is from Teavana since we don't have any tea loving friends. This place seems perfect to learn the real world of teas!
Since you are in Tucson, you have an excellent local resource in Seven Cups. I would heartily recommend you swing by for a cup or book a private tasting. I believe that they also do weekly classes, although I've never been.