Why Are You Still Shopping at Teavana? 4 Reasons Not To,

Shop Good Life Tea, Not Teavana

Do you like Teavana?  Great.  Here are 4 reasons why you should be shopping at Good Life Tea instead.

Shopping Local

Teavana is a giant mega corporation.  We are quite literally on a small town main street.  


Teavana is expensive.  If you're reading this post, you're already on our website.  Look at the prices on our teas.  Now look at the prices on their teas.  Now look at the price of our teas.  Most of our teas are $3.50 an ounce.  The average ounce of tea makes about ten cups, which means that you can brew tea for about 35 cents a cup.  That's what coffee cost in "the good old days", whenever those were.   

Check out Our Best Selling Loose Teas. 

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Customer service

This is my real issue with Teavana.  Perhaps my favorite Teavana horror story was a friend who panicked at the register when the cashier asked her how much tea she wanted.  She said two pounds.  Without another word, the cashier put two pounds of tea in a giant bag.  I must impress upon you, two pounds is a vast quantity of tea.  She paid $200 for tea that day.  She drank nothing but a flowery oolong blend for the entire summer.  It should have made 320 cups of tea.  That is so much tea.

At Good Life, we ask people before we sell tea by the pound, we check to see that they understand the gravity of that decision.  It means that we lose a bit of money which we could have swindled out of the person buying a year's supply of a tea which they've never tried before, but we're a small-town shop.  We aren't like that.  Small towns sort of force you to be better people than that.   If you're curious about a tea, but not sure that you like it, we sell sizes down to the single ounce.

Free Samples

We also hand out free samples to all of our customers.  When you buy a tea, we'll give you enough of a few different other teas, which we think you might like, to brew a cup of them.  It allows you to explore tea more, and it lets us be sure that you're drinking your absolute favorite.

I've very frequently give hour-long tours of the shop, explaining different teas, and opening dozens of different jars to let people smell them.  We have samples brewing in the shop every day.  Come in and learn.

We also offer a 5% discount to customers who bring back their old tea tins for refills.  It's a little better for the planet.  Does Teavana do that?  

Check out our best selling teas by clicking here. 

Good Life Tea Store in Canandaigua NY retail area


Good Life Tea Canandaigua NY inside the store



Good Life Tea has knowledgeable and courteous staff

If you live in the Victor, Farmington, Mendon, Penfield, Pittsford, Fairport in the Rochester area, we are very close to you. We are located in the Finger Lakes Region and are convenient to the Teavana shops in Syracuse and Buffalo as well.  Both are about 1 hour away.  Our shop is 9 miles south from Exit 44 of the New York Thruway.  Its an easy drive. There is lots of free on street parking as well as free public parking lot behind our shop.

See our Find our Store web page

Not local?  Totally fine.  You're actually currently on the website for our online store, and we ship every day to anywhere in the country.  Free Shipping is lower than Teavana.  Just order $35 or more.  You will have your tea in 1 - 3 days.

Please drop in and see what we have to offer.  You will not be disappointed.  

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  • I adore this shop, the people who run it and of course, the tea! I live in Florida, but whenever I am in the Finger Lakes, I am sure to stop in and try something new. I also order on line. The service is fast and efficient, but the most impressive thing is that my order always includes a personal note of thanks. Try to get that from Teavana!

    Cherie Sheldon on
  • Love this shop! If you haven’t been there, you’re missing out on great tea and great people who will help you select a flavor you’re sure to love!!

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