Cha Bo Shi (Tea Server) & Owner’s Daughter
What is your favorite (hot and iced) tea here at In-Tea?
Peach blossom white, hot. Waikiki Beach, iced. Enough said.
Which tea would you recommend to a “newbee” visiting for the first time? For a connoisseur?
Do you like coconut? Vanilla Coconut if yes, Winter Mint if no! For a connoisseur, the Royal Golden Yunnan Supreme is killer!
When are you most likely to be found working at the shop?
Weekends, my day job is school.
When not working, where are you most likely to be found/what are your hobbies?
Reading, writing, talking to strangers, and the weirdos I call my friends. I also enjoy arguing, long walks, and the classic poking dead things with sticks.
Do you own any pets? Tell us about them!
I own two dogs, Chester and Jojo. Jojo is an old cinnamon lab and Chester is a two year old mischievous mutt. Oh Yeah! And a little sister named Jenna.
What are your favorite genres of music…?!
I wanna rock n’ roll all night, and party every day!
Tell us what you’re currently studying in school! Completed school? What DID you study?
Currently I am studying the fine art of writing. And no, that does not mean that I sit in dark corners all class period.
Do you have any children? Tell us about them!
I’m 16..so no…however, I have three bros. Their names are Nico, Zach, and Dan. I keep them out of trouble. That’s kinda like having kids, right?
Favorite vacation spot and/or memory?
As cliché as it as, Paris at night is beautiful.
What is your favorite restaurant?
I like food. I like food a lot, so this changes daily… today I think it’s Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs! Nice people, and the best vegetarian Chicago Dogs ever!
Tell us about your favorite Wild Thymes product available here at In-Tea!
OH MY GOD! Have you tried to Black Bean Hummus?! It’s like eating a rollercoaster!
What is your favorite baked good item from the Taste of Denmark or Cinnafusions available here?
Whenever apricot strudel expires I definitely gain a few pounds.
Do you possess any hidden talents? What are they?!
I actually am a squirrel tamer for the CIA. Not many people know about this so I trust you’ll keep it a secret for me.
Name the last book you read or are currently reading.
I am reading Shantaram and am in the process of reading AP Comparative Politics: A Comprehensive Look at the Modern World.
Ice cream or cookies?
I’m going to be a rebel and say frozen yogurt.
Favorite childhood memory…
Oh man…there’s way too many…probably the big blizzard when I was in 1st grade. Pretty much I got to run around in snow over my head with my best friend Lily. It was great.
What do you do to relax?
Eat chocolate, watch “How I Met Your Mother” or go on a walk-usually to Clement Park.
Have a silly “OCD” or pet-peeve? Tell us about it!
I don’t know if this counts but if I’m driving at night I always want to listen to Pink Floyd.
Water sports or snow sports?
If you were a tea, which one do you think you would be and why…?
For Alex, we chose WuYi: One of our favorite and well-known Oolong teas. To make an Oolong, one requires the most skilled hands and experience. Only the best and most creative, open-minded, and patient tea makers are able to craft an Oolong. From the time the tea buds “awake” in the early a.m. to the time they are plucked and placed in the hands of their maker, Oolong teas require a very special process to create, resulting in the finest pieces of art the world of tea has to offer, just like our Alex. You’ll find her to be much like our WuYi, deep, insightful, and uplifting! While remaining strong yet so sweet.