So, in this big, wide world of teas, there are plenty of stores, lots of suppliers, and an overwhelming choice of teas. I’ll be reviewing many of these larger stores, but today I want to focus on Teavana, because they are one of the few that have a chain of stores. There are several Teavana locations in the Columbus, Ohio area where I live, and I’ve been to all but one. The stores are small, but stocked with great tea accessories, and artisan tea blends. The staff are generally knowledgeable, and their teas are all marked for where they were grown. They always give you info on the correct temperature and time for brewing each of their many teas, which is invaluable for a beginner. Their tea selection is great, and many of their hand-crafted tea blends are great stand-alone teas. They can be a bit pricey on some of their stuff, but their prices are not crazy considering the quality of products that they supply. Many of the stores also have freshly made tea for tasting, and they are happy to open any tea blend for you to smell and mull over (no pun intended). Overall, Teavana is a great place to find many great loose teas, tea accessories, and a wealth of tea information. A must try shop for tea-lovers.