I went to Teavana today.

$5 or a cup of tea? $179 for a tea kettle! $25 for 4oz herbal blend? Wtf? People buy this stuff???

Alright, I can see $25 for 4 oz (~125g) of something like silver needles white, maybe a dragon well green or a nice sencha, some Darjeeling teas… but this wasn’t any of those. This was a pretty standard blend of herbs. With way too much natural/artificial flavor added. It made me cringe. If you have good ingredients, you don’t need that much crap added to your tea. And you sure as hell don’t have to spend $25 on it.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all bad at Teavana. They do have some really nice stuff there. But if you go, be scrupulous about what you’re paying for!