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November 14, 2012

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Mike6545

I'm excited! I've been to teavanna and although they do sell their teas as drinks, it's not a focus of theirs and it's rather low scale. If starbucks can turn teavanna into an Argo Tea of shorts I can see this being a big thing and a big competitor for Argo.

spence

Teavana is famous in these parts. They have the finest teas you'll ever enjoy.

Brian

i have 2 questions -

1. is anything going on with the gold cards now because for some reason my account says $0 & the serial # is wrong or doesnt exist, it seems like they closed my account for some reason, i guess ill call tomorrow.

2. is the eggnog latte back this year or did they get rid of that?

Laura

Teavana is famous for all the wrong reasons. Have you ever been to one spence?! Their employees are the worst trained salesmen and saleswoman I have EVER had the misfortune of meeting. Talk about pushy! Worst than even the shadiest car dealers. You walk in just to look and next thing you know they're trying to ring you up with $80 dollars of tea, special tins, 1/2 tablespoon measuring nonsense, etc. Um no, I don't want to buy $80 dollars worth of tea thank you! They might be an ok company if they got rid of the 100% sales commission model, but otherwise the entire customer experience is a nightmare.

Concerned in Seattle

Is it my imagination or is Starbucks going back down the rabbit hole that got them in trouble a few years back when they laid off high quality people because of poor decisions by senior leaders...if I were an investor in Starbucks stock, I would be concerned. Howard seems to be back to reading his own press clippings.

TiredofThis

Gosh I'm sure glad someone else is thinking the same thing.

Miss Mile High

I love Starbucks and I love Teavana. But not together. I didn't like this news one bit.

Totally for Tea

I disagree completely about the customer service at Teavana...I have learned more about brewing tea and never have been pushed to buy anything but what I want. if you are a real tea drinker you go in with an idea of what you are looking for and they let you smell the aroma of the tea before you decide to purchase..unlike coffee you can often get multiple brews out of certain tea types and I learned this from a Teavana sales associate.

Lyna

its a good idea. Why not? If it is a coffe, then give me some tea; if it is a tea, then give me some coffee. Coffe and tea, actually are two things people drink everyday. So perfect combination.

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