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Hello! Welcome to Geeky Tea Time! As you can probably guess, I love tea, baking, and have strong geeky tendencies. With a full-time job, no-so-fun commute, and the general hustle and bustle of busy life, I wanted to take some time to slow down and really focus on the things I like and care about….

ChocolaTea Goodness: Tea-Infused Chocolates from David’s Tea

Tea. The most consumed beverage in the world. Countless cups have been sipped. Tea parties have been had. Pinkies have been stuck out. Tea: the beverage of champions. We all know tea as in the forms of warm, comforting cup or a refreshing iced treat. But something I’d like to highlight in my next few…

Going to the Chapel: Wedding Breakfast Tea from Fortnum and Mason

Confession time: I don’t like English Breakfast tea … Neat, you’re still reading! I figure it’s somewhat of a controversial statement since English Breakfast tea is, from my experience, a universal favorite for tea drinkers. Personally, I need a strong flavor for my tea and English Breakfast is too weak for my liking. HOWEVER! During…

Her Ladyship’s Soap: Downton Legacy Tea from The Republic of Tea

Did anybody else totally eat up Downton Abbey when it aired? It premiered in the States in 2011 during my senior year of college and provided a wonderful, cultural way for my friends and me to balance our love for The Bachelor. Yup. This also happened that year I know I loved Downton Abbey because I’m…

Once Upon a December: Anastasia from Kusmi Tea

Have I mentioned that I’m a slavophile? Well, I’m a slavophile! I love me some Russian and Eastern European cultural whatnots. I think it started with the Anastasia film and discovery of the Romonov family remains in the 90s that piqued my interest in Russian culture. I studied Russian for three years and was a…

Oh My Gourd: Pumpkin Chai from David’s Tea

It’s November. All the Halloween candy and decorations are on clearance and all the grocery and department stores are unabashedly showcasing the Christmas stuff they’ve had lurking in the background since September. The radio stations are threatening to play holiday music. It flurried yesterday. However, per my logic, the holiday season happens after Thanksgiving, so…

My Name is Talky Tina and I’m Going to Kill You: Ode to the Twilight Zone

Long before Edward sparkled and Bella fell down a lot, the twilight of interest was The Twilight Zone. Created by Rod Serling in 1959, the series featured fantastic tales of the macabre, horror, social and political commentary, and psychological thrillers. The series’ innovation was ground-breaking at the time and has defied the tests of time…

Hey There, White Chocolate: White Chocolate Chai from David’s Tea

I love chai. I love chocolate. Do I like the idea of chai with chocolate? To be honest, the combination weirded me out a little. While chocolate is a welcome addition to savory things like dessert and coffee drinks, it doesn’t always seem to be harmonious in every combination. I once tried chocolate-flavored yogurt and…

Don’t Worry, Won-Won, I’m Here: Lavender Crème Tea from Teavana

I love Lavender. The smell, the taste, the color, it’s a good multi-sensory experience. It’s my favorite aromatherapy scent and I love it in desserts and drinks.  One of my favorite tea drinks is a Lavender Chai from Scribbles Coffee Co in Kent and I love the flavor in baked goods and desserts (remember the Pistachio &…

Ducks in a Row: The Fluffy Duck Café

When you work in cancer research, you need your pick-me-ups. Being a large hospital system, we have the standard chains, like Starbucks and Au Bon Pain. However, if you don’t want to wait 30 minutes for your order want to try someplace different and a little cozier, the University Circle area of Cleveland has just the…