Cullen Cooke setting the Curiosity Shop's timer as the oolong tea "Iron Goddess of Mercy" seeps. Cooke used a tea filter in the mug to help in the process.
Ballerinas Catherine Gouge, Emily Littrell, Brianna Hancock and Sarah McNamee stand with Sissie Brodie during a past Nutcracker Tea.
Sedley Roach, left, and Connie Gantt are two local tea appreciators and attend, help at and host tea events.
The Curiosity Shop has two boilers at different temperatures prepared for tea making. Pictured are different tea making supplies and "Dragon Feeler" tea, named for its resemblance to the creature's teeth.