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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….

Spice Up Your Life: Chocolate Chili Chai from David’s Tea

It’s winter here in Northeastern Ohio, yet a mysteriously balmy mid-50s degree day. However, if there’s one thing that’s constant about Ohio, it’s that getting used to the weather is silly and naïve. So we’re going to pretend it’s a chilly, snowy day straight out of a Christmas Card and get cozy. And by “get…

Chai-Dings of Comfort and Joy: Holiday Chai from Stash

What flavors remind you of the holidays? For me, I think of peppermint and shortbread cookies. For others, it’s eggnog, chocolate orange, or candy apples. But, believe it or not, there’s one major holiday flavor that only came on my radar recently: gingerbread. For whatever reason, gingerbread cookies didn’t take off in my house at…

Joyeux Noël: Christmas in Paris tea from Stash

J’amie Paris. It’s true. I got to visit Paris for a few days when I lived abroad and I liked it much more than I anticipated. Since Paris gets so much hype as a city, I was expecting it to be touristy and cheap but it was actually one of the least touristy cities I…

Breakfast of Champions: Cardamom French Toast Tea from David’s Tea

It’s fall now in these United States. Do you know what happens when fall is upon us? We get warm, cozy, AND ALL SORTS OF BASIC. ARE YOU FEELING IT? ARE YOU FEELING ALL THE BASICNESS? OR ARE YOU MORE ACIDIC? (chemistry joke). All semi-kidding aside, fall is my favorite season, October is my favorite…

Blue Light Special: The Rise and Fall of Kmart

One of my huge areas of nerdy interest has been the current retail apocalypse. I’ve touched on it in my previous posts about malls and the end of long-standing stores like Teavana, but the list of casualties keeps growing. We said goodbye to Toys’R’Us earlier this year, there is officially one Blockbuster left in Bend, OR, and department…

Tea for Two: Greenbridge Teahouse in Twinsburg

As a resident of the Akron area for most of my life, I’m pleasantly surprised as to how much I can still learn about the surrounding towns. Twinsburg, one of the more northern suburbs in Summit County, wasn’t on my radar a whole lot. I knew it for the twins festival, Chamberlain Middle School’s Power…

The Grim Steeper: Death Cafes and the Growing Movement of Death Positivity

I’ve had tea in many venues in my life. Cafes, tea salons, carts, my house, cafeterias, sample stations (RIP Teavana), and all had something to offer. However, I can’t say I’ve been to a Death Cafe. Until now. Though they only came on my radar recently, Death Cafes have been a phenomenon of increasing popularity since…

Over the Moon: My Favorite Teas from Celestial Seasonings

It’s been a while, tea lovers. I hope you’ve been well. I’ve had a bit going on in the past few months, including training for a half marathon and having the flu twice (perks of working at a children’s hospital). However, during my little hiatus, my article about Teavana got 118 (!!!) views and we’ve…

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…