There are not too many people I know, although there are a few of my tea friends, that find mega stores fun.
Open 24 hours the Metropolitan Market had everything we could want in one place.
I have mentioned that when I lived in Syracuse, New York for a while, one of my regular visiting places for entertainment and culinary exploration was Wegmans gourmet grocery. If you have been to Syracuse and without a car, there is not much excitement in town. After you go to the mall a few times it can be very boring and the weather does not help.
Metropolitan Market in Seattle, similar to Wegmans, was filled with an array of gourmet items and fresh baked goods along with pre made meals. This mega grocery was the perfect spot for quick breakfasts, lunches and mid-day meals.
Their selection of tea creations also made it easy to delight in Green Tea Lattes, and Chai Lattes (of which they had three choices) that were made to your specifications.
I could spend an entire day just wandering around the aisles looking at the unique assortments in each section category although, based on our time constraints; the tea aisle was of most interest.
I was very happy to see they carried items that would make brewing loose leaf tea easy for novices and attractive to those looking for chic new brewing equipment.
Darlene and I joked that if they had lounge chairs in the store we would probably just move in for our stay.