Anywhere I go, I'm looking for stories to share. This week, I'm in Danville, Indiana attending the 50th Year celebration of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
A couple of friends recommended a coffeeshop to get my caffeine on in the downtown area. Yesterday morning, I donned my mundane attire and left the Hendricks County Fairgrounds and headed into the heart of the city to visit The Beehive.
I placed my order and looked around. I was instantly taken by a display of teas from Our SpecialTEA, loose leaves in glass jars on the table. It made me almost regret my ordered coffee beverage (which I will get to in just a moment). The varieties included such possibilities as a Hoosier Blend of apple, carrot, raisin, papaya, beetroot, pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves and chamomile; Vanilla Mint with peppermint and vanilla roobos; and Chocolate Covered Strawberry, a blend of chocolate, strawberries and black tea. Yep, I'm gonna have to come back for that last one.
"Several years ago my dad decided to try his hand at bee keeping. As we all learned more about these amazing creatures and the honey they produce. I realized that honey was a more natural alternative to processed sugars. The Beehive uses honey as often as possible to sweeten your treats."
Okay, that's really, truly cool.
The entire concoction was delivered to table in a charming hollowed-out wooden trencher, which was just splendid. In fact, I want to know more about these, because hey, they're cool.
For more information, check out The Beehive's website or call (317) 718-8470.