Starbucks buys tea chain with East Tenn. location

12:16 AM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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Coffee giant Starbucks is buying up a nationwide tea chain that includes a location here in East Tennessee.

Teavana has a location in West Town Mall; it's a fairly new store.

On Thursday, Starbucks announced it's buying the entire Teavana chain for $620 million cash.

Teavana currently sells more than 100 kinds of teas in malls and online, and now with the Starbucks deal, it will go global.

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