I had something else planned for today, but my heart wasn’t feeling it. That story will have to be told another day. And like always, it’ll sort itself out and be better in the long run.
Wilmington, DE has a charm and aura about it that is bestowed upon many a small, yet growing and flourishing towns. Not far from Philadelphia, and just a little north of Baltimore, it finds itself in its own world, a separate entity from anything else. At least that’s how I look at it.
My last visit uncovered one gem (story can be found here), but this one tells a story that’s a little more relaxed, and one where I hope has at least a part two.
First things first, Brew Haha!, aside from having a clever name, has such a warm and inviting energy, that you can’t help but find yourself inside. Whenever I’m anywhere, if I think to, I will research a place nearby for tea. I had heard and seen of Brew Haha! as it’s a growing coffee shop chain in our first state (locations can be found here), here is and I see them continuing their skyrocketing success. Their story says it all.
The not-so-challenging aspect of a coffee shop, for tea lovers like you and me, are whether they have a tea list to begin with. Then, is that list on your standard side, or a is that list a bit for expansive? Here’s their menu.
Then when the manager mentions they have a couple of loose teas, my eyes light up and I’m reminded and bless of why I write about and love tea so much.
I love tea so much.
The recommendation was the Cosmic Rose from Brandywine Coffee Roasters, which is beautiful on all sorts of levels. It’s a local business, so local supporting local, and being supported by patrons and visitors like me is what makes this world so wonderful.
Here is Brandywine Coffee Roasters tea list available for purchase online.and their contact information.
This tea is wonderful. Just the visual alone in seeing the bag steep in an original Brew Haha! mug made me happy.
Aside from the color there’s much to love about this; organic hibiscus, organic rosehips, organic rooibos, orange peel, rose petals, organic everything and everything that’s good in the universe.
I enjoyed this with a vegan ginger scone, that if you weren’t told it was vegan, you may not know the difference. It tasted lighter, healthier, and the ginger was the perfect complement to my tea. A tea that would be perfect iced by the way.
As always, I took a few pictures and then I relaxed for a good 45 minutes. It might have been longer, but when I’m on a mini vacation or anywhere far away from home, time tends to operate on a different frequency. And while I’m alone, and don’t know anyone, there’s a comfort in that alone time. There’s a difference between being alone and being lonely.
In regards to that, I felt like a part of a community right away. And Lydia, the ever-so friendly manager, made me feel like I was at home. That’s immediately going to make my tea and food taste even that much better. I noticed she knew many of the patrons by name, and how would that not make you feel good? It’s always nice to be made to feel special and that you have meaning to someone’s life. It’s a big thing, that we call the a little thing, but it’s all of the above.
They had two of their teas available for serving, and for purchase. I went with the in house suggestion, but ended up buying the Cosmic Rose and one for later, the Dreamers Sympathy, which has so many metaphorical and metaphysical implications to my life, and maybe yours, that I hope to get to this soon. I’ll know when…
But for now I want to thank Lydia at Brew Haha! for making me feel like a regular on my initial visit. I’ll be back and if you’re in the area I highly recommend you do the same. There’s just something right about the neighborhood too.
Every story means something, and some are meant to be revisited sooner rather than later. Some are meant to be a one time thing. Only time will tell what this one will dictate. In my heart I know how this will go.
To be continued…
Peace Be With You,