As you may have read last week, I have been pre-writing all of my posts for the last few months, but now I have caught myself up. Why? Well, mostly because school has been crazy and then Ryan was in town meaning I was living out of a car and two houses and having things finished and scheduled was so much easier – which means break next week will definitely be a point where I sit down and start writing!
But for now, if you love board games, nerd stuff (of all kinds), teas, cats, and supporting small businesses, this is absolutely a stop for you!
I first heard of Geeky Teas when my friend, Paul, brought me their Capitol Cocoa Tea – a Hunger Games based teas – and I fell absolutely in love with it. Still, I never managed to wander back until about a few weeks ago when I dragged Ryan along with me in order to pick up a variety of teas that wouldn’t break the budget; he bought me a giant IKEA teapot that we were using about two or three times a day.
As I hinted with the Hunger Games tea, every tea in the store is geek themed. From cartoons to geek classics like Firefly, Star Wars, Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, and so much more. We had so much fun reading the teas makeup and making our choices and the shops owner knew exactly where to find the bags around the stores.
While I was so consumed with the teas that I didn’t see anything else until I had made my purchase – prompting a second when I found a Firefly necklace I couldn’t pass up – Ryan was enamored with the board games (specifically the huge range of strategy games). What I loved was witnessing the owner interacting with a group of customers asking after specific games that weren’t held in store for purchasing – mostly because they aren’t made for off-line whole sale. Still, she was able to point them into the direction of other small-businesses like her’s that work together to stay afloat that might have some of the games.
If all of that doesn’t pull you in, there are so many more levels of the shop: There are rooms and nooks full of nerd merchandise from cups and tea paraphernalia, to jewelry, to art to so much more; then there is the cat adoption and rescue which means every once in a while there are wandering cats; and finally, there is the fact that there is a schedule of events from 21+ board game nights to movie nights and everything in between.
I seriously can’t recommend this shop enough and can’t wait to get back. If you are interested in helping local businesses as a visitor a local, you should definitely swing by.
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