Oh, don't get me confused with the Carmelites! They are a people entirely foreign to me...but they have good restaurants. When I realized that the areas I mentioned are populated with SUV-drivin', Starbucks drinkin', Saks 5th shoppin', anti-depressant poppin' nut-jobs, I thought I'd be a bit cheeky.
In reality "one of the more distant northern suburbs" is Anderson--one of the most economically screwed up cities in our fine state. But our mayor just started a million-dollar campaign to beautify the city by planting flowers in hanging baskets at a few intersections downtown, so it's all better! The happy days are here again!
Sometimes on a weekend when I have some rare extra cash, I meet up with my girlfriends and go shopping or drinking in Yuppie-ville. That's about it. It would be nice to have the insane income those nutters have, but I hope I would have enough sense to manage it better than they.
I don't think the tea place in Broadripple has any association with the Puerh Shop as the PS doesn't have a physical location. (I wrote an e-mail to Jim once about that--I figured if someone had the guts to open a brick-and-mortar puerh establishment in Indy, I should support it, but they don't.) I'll look for the place you mentioned the next time I'm at that corner--my favorite Thai restaurant is there, so I'm sure it will be soon. I can't believe I've never seen the tea shop before!