Here’s some welcome news for tea lovers.
Teavana, a specialty tea retailer, with about 150 stores in the United States and Mexico will open a store at Miller Hill Mall this summer. Besides loose-leaf teas from around the world, it offers an array of tea accessories. They include cast iron teapots said to be the way to go with brewing tea because cast iron distributes the heat evenly to better bring out the flavors and benefits of tea.
According to its website, Teavana is part tea emporium, part tea bar, offering teas that have good taste and contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
“We wanted to introduce people to the aromas, textures and beneficial qualities of loose leaf teas while enlightening them with the history and variety of teas available,” the website says.
The retail chain started with a teahouse in Atlanta in 1997. The company donates 1 percent of its annual profits to CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting poverty.
The new store will occupy 500 square feet in the mall’s Center Court.