I have recently become a very big fan of flavored teas from Teavana, and they just released an app for the iPhone that makes the experience even better. The Teavana iPhone app (iTunes link, FREE) pretty much covers all of your bases when it comes to tea: different kinds, information on all of their teas, a timer for steeping, information on blending teas, and of course, a store locator. Here is a little walk through of the app:
First of all, that fancy little icon:
Once you open the app, you are greeted with 5 options:
“Tea Blender” will let you select 2 different kinds of tea that you would want to blend and give instructions on how much tea to use, as well as how long to steep:
Also, if you create a blend you want to share with the world, you can do it via Email, Twitter or Facebook:
The “Teas” option will give you vast information on all of the kinds of teas that Teavana offers. You can filter it by category (green tea, herbal tea, black tea, etc), and it will show the kinds of tea that fit the criteria:
Once you find the tea you want info on and select it, you are given all kinds of info on that particular tea:
Maybe my favorite feature of the app is the tea timer. I realize that there is already a timer app that comes standard on every iPhone, but this timer lets you select the category of tea and then adjusts the timer to fit:
Once you press the “Steep your Tea” button, the timer starts:
Also included in the app is a store locator that utilizes the built-in Google Maps functionality, which is VERY helpful. Also, the “Shop” button on the main screen will take you to Teavana’s website to shop around.
Overall, this is a great app for anyone out there that enjoys drinking tea. Almost everything you can imagine that you would need to know about the different kinds of tea and making tea is covered in this app thoroughly. My only wish is that you could blend *any* of the kinds of tea and not just the ones they suggest.
Teavana’s iPhone app is free on the iTunes Store.