Saturday, April 26, 2008

Teavana Time!

L and I headed over to The Galleria yesterday trying to find shoes. Alas no successful Cinderella story, but anyways we stopped by Teavana. It's in Galleria II, bottom floor. Not an easy get in, get out parking wise, so when we are there, we make a stop. I ended up buying three combination packages of the four samples they had. (The fourth had strawberries-allergic). Here's what I got:
  • Mate Vana and Rooibos Chai
  • Queen of Babylon and Rooibos Rose Garden
  • Blueberry Bliss and Rooibos Peach
This morning, using my new ice tea maker, I used two teaspoonfuls of the Mate Vana and Rooibos Chai with two Kirkland Green Tea bags and set on "2 leaf" strength. It smelled and tasted so good!

It was also good news to discover Houston has two more Teavanas at Baybrook and Willowbrook Malls. We first learned about Teavana when in Boston with Camber -- While the Houston and Boston have a tea bar to get drinks to go, the Shops at Prudential Center actually has an area to sit and enjoy a cuppa! In Houston you grab your tea and wander about. Right now The Galleria has their Primavera exhibit. I like how they have free samples and combinations I never would have put together. Though if you like a particular tea, the sales staff seems very knowledgeable about what it would go with nicely. Last year's suggested favorite was Pina Colada and Rooibos Peach.

Here are the combo descriptions from their catalog --
Mate' - Cardiovascular aid, hunger suppressant, mental and physcial stimulant. Mate' contains several different Xanthines, besides caffeine, which when blended create a different kind of energy, one that will not cause jitters.
Mate' Vana - a combinated of Yerba Mate', almond bits, cactus blossoms, cornflower and sunflower petals, crushed cocoa beans, chocolate bits and Rooibos tea
Rooibos Chai - cinnamon, vanilla, ginger and lemongrass. Blend with Mate' Vana for an extraordinary uplifting chocolate Chai latte

Queen of Babylon -whimsical white tea blended with immunity boosting pomegrante seeds, sour cherries, sweet carrot bits, apple, pineapple pieces and rosebuds
Rooibos Rose Garden - green Rooibos, rhubarb pieces, red currants, citrus peel and red rose petals

Blueberry Bliss - blueberries and green Rooibos
Rooibos Peach - green Rooibos, peach pieces and safflower petals

Check out their website for more teas and combinations -