Call me a snob, but I’ve never stepped into Teavana before. Something about tea in the mall turns me off.
This year’s secret santa gave me a big ol’ bag of this, and it turns out that I’m really glad they did! At first I was worried because the pearls smelled flavored, but I suspect that it must be because they were stored near another tea, because the tea itself tasted nothing like the smell.
It’s not the most profound tea, sure, but there are certain aspects of it that really stand out. It’s incredibly malty and smoooooooooooth. A very very strong note of chocolate. The first steep is very mild, but the second one comes out with a much more intense flavor. Must be the rolling method.
Anyway, I’m very pleased. Clearly, I should get over myself and try some other Teavana teas. Anyone have a recommendation?