No I haven't :( I will keep and eye out for them.
I love the idea of a Tea Shop.
So over all this Coffee stuff, if you know what I mean!
I don't drink coffee ever, but I love new Teas.....winning :)
I had a look on the Internet, and the shops look Amazing.
Yes, we drink T2 "China Jasmine" loose leaf tea - given as a present with a gorgeous teapot also from T2. It's a great place to buy gifts and they do have samples of different types of tea. I also like their organic/fair trade range of teas.
I love the creme brulee and Melbourne Breakfast tea. This year I'm giving my sister a boxed gift set of different teas to try. I'm hoping someone near and dear gets a hint about the teapot I want for xmas too! I do already have their peacock teapot.
I've tried some of their samples at there shop in Chermside. But that's it. I don't really drink much tea and anytime I go past the local shop I have both kids with me...children and great lots of teapots and china cups do NOT mix!
I used to support this Australian company extensively until I discovered they sold to UNILVER in September 2013! Another ozzie company bites the dustů however, their teas and accessories were/are marvellous and my favourites are the Melbourne Breakfast and Blue Mountain, I can purchase these at Leos Supermarket cheaper than in the T2 store, LOL They do blend some great teas tho.
I'm not big on flavoured teas, but they do some nice ones. I was browsing in the Adelaide store one day with my son and happened to admire a beautiful cast-iron teapot. Guess what I found under my tree that Christmas? One of my most cherished gifts.
I'm a tea-aholic and LOVE LOVE LOVE drinking it all day long. Although my tea staple is English Breakfast, I enjoy experimenting and tasting the wonderful varieties and flavours that can be found.
T2 is like walking into a candy shop (but for tea drinkers). You almost expect Willy Wonka to appear and tease you with a blend of this and the aroma of that ... it never ceases to amaze me the wide ranging flavours that can be found.
The brand and packaging is vibrant and inviting as are the tea accessories; the beautiful teapots, strainers and cups laid out like toys inviting you to buy.
BUT it's expensive. If I'm after a gift for someone who appreciates and drinks tea, I'll head to T2 however, for my day to day tea drinking I have to admit I stick with supermarket brands.
What is fantastic is the T2 Brew Bar - I've been to the one at the QVB. Such a great concept. The original blend Chai and Gorgeous Geisha would have to be my favourites.