The recently opened Starbucks Teavana store in Seattle is an example of future retail locations for the coffee brand's tea subsidiary. The Seattle shop, located within the city's Pacific Place, is the first retail location that combines the Starbucks aesthetic with Teavana's line of superior tea products and so is well-suited to the coffee brand's home city.
The introduction of this Starbucks Teavana store experience follows the release of two Teavana teas at Starbucks locations in 2014. The Teavana Shaken Iced Tea and Teavana Oprah Chai Tea are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the brand's towering wall of tea.
Founded in 2007, Teavana was bought by Starbucks in 2012 as apart of the brand's efforts to expand into the growing tea market.