+10 to Drax!
yalokinh wrote:I've always hated people that think they know everything about something, and exercise their false wisdom to belittle others that know less than they do. so its a good opportunity to practice knowledge over snobbery.
I hope so, so very much. Snobbery is such an easy trap to fall into, and it is so very counter to the wisdom in the leaves.
Snobbery versus true wisdom and knowledge. One could argue that true wisdom and knowledge can lead to snobbery as well ... to one degree or another. Certainly many of us exhibit a degree of tea snobbery, but there is an eagerness to share whatever level of knowledge and wisdom we are able with others. Perhaps an overriding reason we came here in the first place.
Actually in the case of Teavana, visitors are greeted with a superficially instructed associate whose "soul" purpose is to sell sell sell ... suck every dollar they can from you. You will not find knowledge nor wisdom there ... but you will find dire sales tactics in abundance.
I have heard this expression too much lately, but it aptly fits, "It is what it is." As long as you know this "going in," it is worth a walk-through.