So, i found Teavana at Tyson's Corner (DC/Northern Va). It is a great intro to good tea and great for SWMBO and I to try a variety, some pretty bland, others phenomenal.
I found the staff very friendly and knowledgeable. We got a Chai blend, then I thought "Hmmm some Earl Grey is fairly cheap and must be better than the bags I have" "Oh if you like Earl Grey, Golden Monkey is THE best black tea".
Right next to us, a lady was buying these neat little tea balls--OOOH They flower and bloom, how cool!
So any way, $114 later (but I got a 10% discount ), I have a grand supply of tea (and I'm primarily a coffee drinker but SWMBO likes teabags). I was simultaneously excited and felt swindled, too. Then I get home and see my $50 worth of Golden Monkey and the tiny bit teaspoon worth I'll use each time--Wow this is going to last a LONG time.
So, this morning I'm trying the Golden monkey, it's good. I'm happy and our goal at Tyson's was to spend money (though I thought it would be at LL Bean--post xmas sales and gift cards etc).
I am very happy to see less expensive online options now. I want some Jasmine Pearls, that was really good, too!
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