The Teavana Tea Bar is now open in Beverly Hills. I say finally, because after hearing about a month ago, it seemed like such a long wait. Well, the wait is over.
As an avid tea gourmet tea drinker and a major fan of Teavana I made myself right at home during my visit to The Teavana Tea Bar.
I was given a tour of the new store, by a very nice young lady named Allison. I was impressed by the layout and decor. The strong brass and bronze colores gave a welcoming ambiance. I felt a since of warmth. It is not like stepping into a coffee house, where you smell strong, harsh scents. Cool and fresh scents embraced me as I spent my time sampling and chatting with friends and the Teavana staff.
The Teavana staff were amazing, they were very knowledgeable and eager to share what they knew about tea. After my tour was complete I stood in the loose leaf section of the bar and spoke with young lady behind the counter. Would she still be considered a barista? She not serving coffee….Well anyway she told me about almost every tea she thought I would like based on the types of teas I normally purchased. I attend this event thinking I knew a lot about Teavana tea, but I left there discovering teas that I cannot wait to try. I did not realize it, but I have been a creature of habit and now it is about time I make some changes, especially with all that this new tea bar has to offer.
The Teavana Tea Bar menu has unique hot brewed and iced teas, tea lattes and distinctive sparkling and tea fusion beverages and a variety of food selections, inspired by designed to compliment tea flavors, including pastries, breakfast items that range from savory to sweet. I had the opportunity to sample some of the teas and pastries. There was nothing I did not like.
The sampling did not end there I also tasted the flatbreads and salads. Although, I enjoyed the sampling, I lost my mind when I sampled the Sparkling Kona Breeze Iced Tea.
I absolutely fell in love with the Sparkling Kona Breeze Iced Tea. I went from drinking it the sampling cups, to being given a full sized cup. I am an avid tea drinker, but I have never had a tea that I have fallen so deeply in love with. I was ready to dump my salad and just drink this tea. I was completely satisfied. I will make the drive to Beverly Hills for this. Well, I guess I can get it at any Teavana, but I like the tea bar experience.
The Sparkling Kona Breeze Iced Tea consists of: Pineapple Kona Pop and Peach Tranquility blended, lightly carbonated with pineapple coconut water. I paired my iced tea with a green salad that I shared with my fellow bloggers Valerie Mitchell and Sarah Auerswald.
Teavana has the best loose tea, so you cannot go wrong while visiting The Teavana Tea Bar. While you are there make sure you try the Oprah Chai Tea.
For those of you that are familiar with Los Angeles, The Teavea Tea Bar is where the old Wilson’s store used to be. It is at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica.
This will be my new meeting place to meet with friends. Yes!!!! The wait is over, we have a Teavana Tea Bar in Los Angeles.
Disclosure: Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
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