"Last summer, I found myself planning a women's gathering that was part bridal shower, part family reunion and part reception to welcome a visiting guest from Germany. With attendees from 17-87, I was not sure what to do that would include everyone. Then, as luck would have it, I met Tina at the Zionsville Farmers Market, and I realized that an in-home tea party would be perfect! ....
...And that is how it turned out! Tina brought delicious food and teas, but the best part was her explanations of each course and her descriptions of the whole process and culture of taking tea. It provided a wonderful opportunity for all of us to slow down, talk and get to know one another. I expected trays of good food and pots of hot tea; what I got was a relaxing, entertaining and educational experience that brought me and my guests closer together."
Hi Tina, I really enjoyed the tea party. It is really a great time to spend with friends and to relax and be treated like you are special. I really appreciated the fact that this is an authentic English tea party where we enjoyed food the same way they do in England. It was great to hear about the cultural differences like driving on the other side of the road and how the steering wheel is on the right side of the car. That is very interesting to think about. Thank you for taking the time to come to my home and share a unique experience with my friends and I. Gayle Thomas, the Birthday Girl
"We really enjoyed the fabulous English Tea Program you shared with our library patrones on Dec 8; the food was excellent, but we really very much liked the tea and British culture. Hopefully, you will consider returning here once again..." Tina M Library Assiatant, Avon Library.
"Thank you for presenting an excellent program last night at the Library. Patrons had all positive things to say about the program and they loved the tea, desserts and hats. They appreciated your expertise and enjoyed your anecdotes and learning about where you grew up."
Lisa Stamm, Assistant Department Head,Teen & Adult Services, Adult Programs, Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library
... I enjoyed the Cherry Bakewell before bed last nite. What a heavenly treat! Thank you! - Maria Smietana Market Master at Traders Point Creamery Green Market
Good morning, Tina, It was an absolute delight meeting you and tasting your marvelous and authentic dishes! The English crème tea awakened all of my taste buds – yummy! Everything was delicious and all the more enjoyable because they were... recipes passed down by your family.