I have always been a big coffee drinker. I also enjoy a good cuppa green tea — even though I’m an infamous bagger and not a loose leaf sort of fellow. That all changed across the last week as I discovered Teavana — the Tea Heaven place now owned by Starbucks. Lately, Starbucks have been making a big tea push. They purchased Tazo tea and now Teavana are deep in the mermaid fold. Starbucks seems to know their future is read in tea leaves and not coffee beans.
The key to making a great cuppa loose leaf tea is in the tea maker and Teavana makes a perfect one. You just steep and let gravity do the rest. Cleaning up tea leaves is a much simpler and crisper job than having to clean up coffee grounds from a French press.