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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….

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…

Luck Be A Lady: Twinings Lady Grey Tea

It’s been over a month since I got back from London (land of the magical teas), and while my stash is holding strong, I’ve had a tumultuous relationship with one of my Fortnum and Mason teas: Countess Grey. Like the classic Earl Grey, Countess Grey is a black tea flavored with bergamot, but also has…

Muggles’ Paradise: The Harry Potter Studio Tour

Of the plentiful and diverse geekdoms out there, few have captured hearts and imaginations more than Harry Potter. In the late 90s, the book series took off, reigniting the love of reading for kids and adults alike. Even as technology became more sophisticated and widely available to younger kids (ie, middle-schoolers having iPhones while I…

Snack Time Revisited: Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

As a tea enthusiast, few moments are as paramount as the sacred tradition of afternoon tea. From playing tea party as children to watching teatime in just about every British period piece created, afternoon tea conjures images of elegance and regality. So when planning my trip to London, experiencing afternoon tea was an absolute must….

Asterisk Supper Club: Because Semicolons are Overrated

For my first experience with afternoon tea, I wasn’t expecting to have it at a supper club, especially since we door-busted at 1 pm. But, lo and behold, Asterisk Supper Club provided the perfect spot to have tea with my book club a few weekends ago. Established in 2016, Asterisk Supper Club is a recent edition…

Tea Corner, Sweet Tea Corner

One of my hardcore areas of geekiness is home design. I have been planning my house since I was 11 and legit made floor plans on my graph paper, inspired by the various ideas I found in house plan magazines (you know, like other 11-year-olds). I would ask my Mom to go to Home Depot and…

Bubbles Over Kent

Bubble tea was always an elusive treat reserved for visiting my friends in big cities. In addition to the previously mentioned Zen Cha, Columbus has a ton of great boba shops, including Bubbles and Company at North Market and Teh Ku in Dublin (which also has A-MAZE-ING scones, but more on that later). However, in…

And now the geeky part…

Of the many geeky things I adore, the most appropriate one to kick off the geeky portion of Geeky Tea Time is my one true love (after my chinchilla): Pokemon. I am 27-years-old and I still love Pokemon. If it’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right. I still have my Pokemon Blue cartridge, most of…

First post: Favorite Loose Leaf and Regular Tea Salon Haunt

I’ll admit, I’m a huge tea-bagger (rim shot). In family-friendly terms, I would definitely say I mostly use tea bags. They’re easy, convenient, and make little mess. Unless you’re my chinchilla, who likes to pull tea bags out of his mumma’s cup because he’s devious like that (but adorable). But every now and then, I like…