So, the other day, I was at the mall with my boyfriend and two friends. As we wandered around the mall, I got a craving for (guess what) tea.
While I would not have minded some Harney’s and Sons from Starbucks or anything, I was craving for something a little different. Loose tea. Sweeten slightly, but not by much. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but i knew that it was a good cup of tea.
Thankfully, DavidsTea recently opened up at Menlo Park Mall and I am what is known as a frequent steeper. As a member of the frequent steepers, I get a free cup of tea each month (so sweet!!!). The staff is knowledgeable (one of them writes for the blog Teaviews), they promote sustainability with their products, and they are playful with their teas. The recent theme is carnival themed. Personally, I still need to purchase some cotton candy tea…
But, moving on.
I bought a cup of Main Squeeze from them. The tea consists of green yerba maté, candied papaya, pineapple, safflower, and natural flavoring. So sweet, no sugar needed! Walking around the mall, I think I finished it off in twenty minutes and that was more because it was too hot to drink at first.
After my free Godiva chocolate piece, we wandered into Teavana. Thanks to my church, I had two gift cards of an unknown amount. Why not use them? The workers scanned the two gift cards and found out that they totalled *drum roll please* $40! On top of that, select teas were reduced price as a result of preparing for the next season of tea!
I bought $20 each of Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls green tea, which consists of a light sweet taste when the pearls unfold, as well as a Dragonfruit Devotional herbal tea (which, by the way, my boyfriend and I are drinking now while watching Phantom of the Opera). Talk about another delectable tea :-) Needless to say, I am quite please with my purchases.
And all for free :-)