Specialty tea shop coming to mall

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.


2 thoughts on “Specialty tea shop coming to mall

  1. Miller Hill Mall had a specialty tea shop many years ago. I didn’t go there often, but it eventually went out of business. What makes anyone think the same type of business will be successful this time?

  2. While I never went to the tea shop several years ago in the mall, I think Teavana is the right company to add a specialty shop in Duluth. They have four stores in the twin cities and from my tea drinking friends, they all frequent teavana. They can be a bit expensive, but they definitely have very good quality tea (and a larger organization to spend on marketing in Duluth to make sure this store is successful versus an independent- same concept as a Starbucks expanding on the espresso/latte drinkers in a region)

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