Monday, April 22, 2019

Tea Meetup at Sherman Gardens, CdM

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2:30pm
Sherman Gardens & Library
Corona del Mar, CA

Tea in the garden, what could be lovelier
$46.25 includes afternoon tea, tax, gratuity & admission to the gardens

RSVP is confirmed once payment is received. No refunds after June 26, but if you're unable to attend, you may give your reservation to a friend xo

Tea meetup at Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 2pm
Neiman Marcus
Fashion Island, Newport Beach

I'm taking myself to tea at NM to celebrate completion of the first draft of NO SCONE LEFT UNTURNED, the 5th & final book in the Tea Cozy Mysteries series. Looking forward to hobnobbing with those in our community without putting on a talk or program :)

$61 includes full tea service, tax, gratuity, Paypal fees, the works!

No refunds after May 22, but if you're unable to attend, you may give your reservation to a friend xo

Friday, April 12, 2019

Lucky 13

There are just 13 spots left for our MAD ABOOT MURDOCH event on Sept 7. Join us for a day of ghosts and tea, taking the train from Orange to San Diego

Friday, February 15, 2019

All Roads Lead to Downton

Take a trip down Memory Lane as we revisit the Granthams to celebrate the Downton Abbey movie. 

Sunday, 22 September 2019
at 3pm

Pamela's Tea Room, Garden Grove

$52.75 includes specialty tea service created just for the occasion, Downton trivia & activities, door prizes, and themed tea party favor. This is our early bird rate and will go up by $2.50 on April 1. Please include names of all members of your group when you send in your payment.

Upstairs/downstairs apparel welcome and encouraged.

Reservations refundable up until 8 September. Thereafter, if you are unable to attend, you may give your spot to a friend. Your Paypal payment receipt serves as confirmation of your reservation. There are no 'tickets'.

Mad Aboot Murdoch

Unbeknownst to most (including the artful detective himself) William Murdoch made a sojourn to Southern California at the turn of the century to solve a multi-city mystery involving some pesky ghosts. Unfortunately, he was called back home to Toronto before he had a chance to get to the bottom of the situation.

The cold case has come to the attention of the Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency who intend to finish what Detective Murdoch started, by reopening the case that will take us from old towne Orange to Heritage Square San Diego.

A Ghost of a Chance - Murdoch's Unsolved California Mystery.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

You may join us for the whole day or half as fits your schedule. Our itinerary is as follows:

  • 9:30m - Quiche brunch tea at Paris In A Cup, old town Orange, CA. Here we will set the scene for all that follows
  • 11:)0am - Spectral walking tour of Orange (1 hour)
  • 12:30pm - Train to San Diego with sleuthing onboard 
  • 3:30pm - Afternoon tea at the Coral Tree in Heritage Square
  • 6:30pm - Return train to OC
  • 9pm - Farewell & kudos on a job well done
Early Bird Options (costs increase after 31 May 2019)
  • Orange County activity only (mystery brunch & ghost walk) = $57.50 for card-carrying TSIA agents, $60 for non-agents
  • Full day (includes the above + round-trip train, onboard sleuthing, afternoon tea) = $174.75 for card-carrying TSIA agents$177.25 for non-agents
  • Full-day folks, please bring $5 ($2.50 x 2) for bus trips to/from Metrolink & Amtrak
Please include names of all members of your group when you send in your payment.

ADD AN ARTFUL DETECTIVE MYSTERY GIFT (1-4 items available to those attending the event) $20

All sales are final. As such, there are no refunds, but if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your reservation. Transfer of train reservations must be done at least 10 days in advance.

[updated 1 May 2019]

Monday, January 7, 2019

Meow - A Cat Burglar's Tail mystery tea at Hello Kitty Cafe

Join the Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency 
to solve a cold case over a hot cuppa

MEOW - a Cat Burglar's Tail
 mystery game & tea
at the new Hello Kitty Cafe in Irvine
Saturday, March 9 
at 10am

includes mystery game, tea service, tax & gratuity. 
If you are purchasing the mystery gift, it will have a CAT THEME in keeping with our mystery (not a Hello Kitty theme)

FRESH FRUIT - local strawberries, fresh whipped cream

SAVORY - cucumber, dill cream cheese, milk bread creamy egg salad, savory cone, paprika smoked salmon, pretzel croissant, dill cream cheese mozzarella, vine tomatoes, pesto, tart shell

SWEETS - buttermilk scone with accoutrement, mini cupcake, hello kitty mini cake, raspberry macaron, chocolate chocolate cake


$85 {discounted} for TSIA Agent
$87.50 for NON-Agent
add $15 for 3-item cat-themed mystery box