Join Kushaan for tea time


Monday, Jul 16


6:30 – 8:30pm

Teaism (Penn Quarter) - 400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Jul 16

6:30 – 8:30pm
Teaism (Penn Quarter) - 400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

5 seats left!

What is Tea Time, exactly?


Tea Time is where five-ish strangers sit at a cafe with a Host to have a two hour conversation. It's not about anything in particular.

You're meant to know pretty much nothing about the people that come, aside from the fact that they all signed up for thisΒ β€” just like you. It's self-selecting in that sense.

However, it may bring you comfort to know a little something about your Host. If so, just keep reading

Meet your Host, Kushaan.

(It'll be helpful to know what they look like when you're looking for a group of confused strangers at the cafe.)

Raised in Massachusetts, one thing led to another and I'm now happy to call DC my home! My philosophy: I believe every stranger has a story and I love the power of questions that bring out the best in people - I find sharing stories a lot easier with strangers. Tea time friends are fun and a refreshing change of pace in a transient place like DC.

What's your story?

I like writing but this mostly manifests itself with little soliloquies in my head during a morning shower that never really get down on paper. It's fun when they do. I'm a big sports fan and specifically love connecting with strangers on this premise of pride and comradery that comes with supporting our respective teams. I have family in India, love diving into my areas of my heritage, and spend half my time encouraging anyone who is non-Indian to watch the movie Lagaan. I'm an aspiring food blogger who mostly just enjoy taking pictures of really aesthetic avocado toast and tacos, an aspiring playwright with a repository of mostly half-written plays, and a traveler who enjoys spontaneity. I find watching the same episode of 'The Office' therapeutic and recently just started taking Improv classes, which has to be one of my highlights of DC.

What might we talk about?

Work. The weather. The northeast. Childhood. The Southwest. Favorite candle scents. Guilty pleasures. Ideal places to retire. Insecurities. Fears. Food. Books you've read. Moments you've felt brave. Difficult decisions. Fun decisions. Bucket lists. Dreams. Memories. Politics. Holiday plans. Travel.Β 

Anything and everything.

"Everyone's a stranger until you give them a chance." - Dave Franco, 21 Jump Street