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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….

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…

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…