I was curious about a Teaopia/Teavana connection. Right now in Victoria, BC, we have a number of shops, and as one Teaopia opens, another DAVIDs opens. They’ve dominated the malls. Frankly, I can’t see Teavana trying to compete with DAVIDs, Teaopia, Silk Road, Murchies, etc.
I was told by a staff member at David’s that Teavana is trying to expand “up here” and David’s is trying to expand in the U.S. I loved Teavana when I first discovered it and do like Teopia also but am a David’s girl all the way.
It will be interesting to see Teavana up here I like their Chai/Chai blend but I agree with the comments about them over-sweetening and overpricing their teas. I haven’t tried too many blends from Teaopia (mostly due to a lack of them around my area) but I am definitely a David’s girl through and through (one look at my Cupboard would quantify that)
We have a David’s in the states now in NY, I went there around Jan (I think), it was packed!
They just opened a Teavana in my town too, are yes they are currently expanding into Canada.
I haven’t tried most of Teavana’s teas, but in terms of quality they are just as good (or maybe even better depending on the tea) as DavidsTea.
I know. That doesn’t really answer any of the original questions though.
Teaopia was bought out by teavana, and i know Teaopia is in canada.