Last week my mom and I headed to a local mall and ended up in a tea shop (Teavana) that had opened up recently. Lately, my mom has been into tea, probably because it is getting chilly outside. We decided to check out the store.
Immediately a salesperson walked up to us and had us taste many samples-which were delicious. She was so pushy though. I don’t know how to explain it! My mom stated that she wanted to buy some tea and of course the woman told my mom she should buy the $80.00 sample pack. My mom graciously said no thanks and that she just wanted to buy a little bit of tea.
After my mom and I picked out a tea we liked, the saleswoman brought us up to the register and started packing a bunch of tea into tin cans. She said we had to have two tin cans so we could mix the tea. She then weighed the first can and it was $40.00 for a pound of tea. I don’t really buy tea, but my mom thought that was kind of expensive. The thing that bothered me was that the sales lady kept pushing.
My mom decided to buy much less tea and we left feeling .. disgruntled. It was just a strange experience. The tea was delicious though.
So overall, I enjoyed the tea, but not the experience of simply trying to purchase it. I’m not sure if I will go back to Teavana again- maybe I will just order online 😉
Have you ever had a weird/bad experience whilst shopping?!
Is $40.00 too much for a pound of tea? (I’m used to paying like $6.99 for a pound of coffee!)