I went to a Teavanna in Lincoln, NE a couple years ago (now an empty building) and was not impressed. As a Peetnik, I suppose I had my expectations set a bit too high!
"Are they coffee first
with tea as an afterthought?
Are mass produced tea bags ready for sale to you?
Yes (and loose tea)
Or do they actually have wall to wall tins of tea that they (Like David's Tea) go all out to let you sniff before you buy anything?"
Yes; actually they just have shelf-to-shelf at the one I go to (vertical integration), since it is in a rather small corner space of an oddly-shaped strip mall.
If you've ever been to or ordered from Murchie's, you'd have some idea of what Peet's tea is like. They are both quite high-quality products (can be expensive, depending what you get) and (I think) are comparable enough as to be hotly competitive.