I was at NorthPark Center this past weekend grabbing a bite to eat and wandering past all of the stores to walk off my meal with a couple of friends. By chance, a friend of mine decided to wander into Teavana (which translates to "a heaven of tea"), a tea shop right across from XXI Forever and next to a sunglass store.

It turns out that Teavana offers free samples of — what else? — tea. Iced, hot and even right out of the pot. From what its barista tells me, the store has free tea samples all the time, and they rotate the flavors every month. I sampled a warm chai tea — tasty!

The store itself is pretty swank with nice colors and aromas. Other than their assortment of teas, Teavana also sells exotic and oriental teapots and sets.



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