Your photos wanted!

We're collecting images for a digital Tea Travellers Scrapbook.  Give us your snaps from our trips and events, and we'll give you a "craft" charm for your collection.

In addition to theme event pictures, we're looking for photos from the following trips:

  • Victorian GentiliTea Tour to BC
  • NorCal 2018
  • Murdock day trip 2019
  • Pacific Grove train trip 2020

To participate, please email your images to TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com . Your name will be credited on all images you submit xox

Frodo Lives On

It's been a score of years since the story of the one ring was put on the silver screen. Come celebrate Frodo's & Bilbo's birthdays as we look back at the saving of the Shire. 
 


Sunday 26 September 2021
10am &/or 11am 

Pamela's Prancing Pony, Garden Grove, Middle Earth

Options include: 

  • 10am - Second Breakfast Picnic & LotR-love session on the grass - $37.50  
    • Menu: tomato & mushroooom quiche sliver, halved sausage roll, toasted crumpet half with butter & marmalade, berry cup, hot tea
    • Served in a cloth-napkin-draped basket for transport to the Hobbiton knoll. The basket is yours to keep! 
    • BYO teacup (We dare not take the tearoom's china cups outside) 
  • 10:45am - 'One-more-step' procession out of the Shire, over the bridge, around the back to Pamela's Prancing Pony
  • 11am -  Elevenses
     and eleventy-first birthday celebration - $54.25  
      • Menu: po-ta-to soup, mini beef pasty, 2 tea sandwiches (cucumber, cashew chicken), side salad, scone, tea
      • Middle Earth trivia battle
      • Fancy schmancy artisan cake creation
      • Signature Sip
    • $79.95 combo price for both 2nd Breakfast Picnic & Elevenses (You save 12+% i.e. $11.80)
    • 12:30pm - So long singalong  
    • Party favors, (tax, gratuity, PayPal fees)
    • Optional Middle Earth Trek Pack: includes Lembas bread, Precious tea sampler, Gift for Gollum - $12.50

    Suggested attire ~ Earthy, better yet, Middle Earthy

    Precious Options
    Middle Earth Trek Pack
    $12.50

    • Those in the Omni Patron community have early access to reservations.
    • All reservations are final. Thus there are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend, you may give your spot to a family member or friend.
    • Dietary restrictions should be discussed with the venue at least 10 days in advance.  For all other questions, please contact TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com (or via Facebook), not the venue.
    • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed. 
    • Please note, clicking "RSVP" or "Going" on social media sites does not constitute a reservation. 
    • If PayPal gives you grief and you are on a phone or tablet, try clearing your browser's cache, or using a different browser, or resorting to a computer, or screaming.

    Rest in twilight


    5 SPOTS LEFT

    Stroll through history by lantern light as we learn about some of the fascinating folks who shaped Orange County at our Twilight Tea 


    Saturday 18 September 2021 at 5:30pm

    Paris In A Cup in Orange CA & the nearby memorial park (down the road from the tea salon)

    $79.50 includes: 

    • 5:30-6:30pm - Custom-created twilight high tea. We will serve promptly at 5:30 (so plan your schedule for parking et al accordingly) 
    • 7-8:20pm -  History-based walking tour of the memorial park and grounds, including the captivating mausoleum, led by historyteller Charles Spratley 
    • Party favor, (tax, gratuity, PayPal fees)

    Suggested attire ~ layers & comfortable shoes. The walking tour takes about 80 minutes

    • Both tea and tour will begin promptly.
    • Those in the Omni Patron community have advance access to reservations.
    • All reservations are final. Thus there are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend, you may give your spot to a family member or friend.
    • Dietary restrictions should be discussed with the venue at least 10 days in advance.  For all other questions, please contact TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com (or via Facebook), not the venue.
    • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed. 
    • Please note, clicking "RSVP" or "Going" on social media sites does not constitute a reservation. 
    • If PayPal gives you grief and you are on a phone or tablet, try clearing your browser's cache, or using a different browser, or resorting to a computer, or screaming.
    • The Tea Travellers Societea is a social group based in SoCal under the auspices of the fantastical Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences. We are not a "business" 

    Clotted Crime interactive whodunnit 2021

    SOLD OUT

    Murder is on the menu when a tea-curdling scream rings out at the live taping of a cable television show on manners. And what’s more, the killer is someone among us! 

    Help catch the culprit before it’s too late.

    Clotted Crime
    Sunday, June 27 at 11am
    at Paris In A Cup, Orange
    Play detective, play a part, or even play dead!

    $49.75 includes afternoon tea service outside in the tea salon's popular Paseo Pavilion tent, audience-participatory whodunnit (tax, tip, payment fees, and party favor). Advance dibs on 'roles' for Fiddlehead-level+ Omni patrons.

    All sales are final. There are no refunds, but if you're unable to attend, you may give your spot to a friend. Reminder: clicking "Going" or RSVP on Meetup or social media indicates interest but does not constitute a reservation. Your PayPal receipt confirms your reservation.

    Please direct all inquiries to Tea Travellers via Meetup, Facebook, or TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com . The venue should only be contacted regarding dietary restrictions and menu questions. Thanks much!

    Thanks to Omni patron Pam Miller for serving as the Co-Hostess with the Mostess at this event 🫖



     

    Death Before the Fact - sleuthing tea at Mystery Ink bookstore

    UPDATE as of 09 July 2021:
    Our mystery bookstore whodunnit planned for July 24 at Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach has had to be put on hold while the owner, Debbie, works on getting a new home for the beloved shop of decades standing. It looks like the process will likely take 2-3 months. That could put us mid-October which sounds like the perfect time to host a grand opening celebration with murder!


    ORIGINAL POST:

    Mystery Ink is known for its author events. They are the bread and butter of the bookstore that has weathered decades of uncertainty to stay afloat. Authors are clamoring to get back to the shop to give talks and sell their books. 

    There's just one hitch. As soon as a writer is booked, they drop dead, and the event never takes place.

    I mentioned to Debbie that we have a cache of bright and dedicated Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency detectives on hand who would most likely be delighted to help solve her mystery and problem. And they work for tea! Join us, won't you? The bookstore needs us!

    Cost is $37.75 for card-carrying T&SIA agents, $39.95 for all others.

    (Please only select the agency discount option if you are already an approved agent.)

    Includes: 
    • Take-away tea catered by Pamela's: box containing 4 assorted tea sandwiches, crisps, a nibble of fruit, scone & fixings, and I'm going to see if we can get some yummy little cupcakes somewhere. 
    • $10 store credit at Mystery Ink 📚
    • Hot tea in pump pots with handled paper cups. Feel free to BYO china cup & saucer.
    • Note: we will be seating outside in chairs, not at tables. Feel free to bring your own park-style chair if you'd be more comfortable
    • Party favor, tax, PayPal fees etc


    • All reservations are final. Thus there are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend, you may give your spot to a family member or friend.
    • Dietary restrictions should be arranged with the caterer (Pamela's) at least 10 days in advance. 
    • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmationNo "tickets" will be distributed. (We're just a little social group, not a business.)
    • Reminder: we will be seating in rows of chairs, not at tables. Feel free to bring your own park-style chair if you'd be more comfortable

    Tea Community Cookbook Launch Lunch

    Members of both our tea and writing communities have been putting pen to paper and wooden spoon to saucepan to come up with a delightful compendium featuring recipes representative of Terris - the earth element. 

    To celebrate, the local book contributors are heading to Paris In A Cup for an al fresco lunch custom-created for the occasion.

    Friday, July 23 at 11am

    $48.95 includes petite cup of baked potato soup, bountiful salad topped with a scoop of PIAC's signature tarragon chicken, baguette and butter, beverage of choice (hot tea/iced tea/lemonade), strawberry shortcake, party favor, tax, gratuity, and PayPal fees

    * Copies of the cookbook will be available for purchase at a discount *

    Dress: We'll be revelling in things that grow in the earth, which for me means an excuse to don flowers!

    • All reservations are final. Thus there are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend, you may give your spot to a family member or friend.
    • Dietary restrictions should be discussed with the venue at least 10 days in advance. 
    • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed. (We're just a little social group, not a business.)
    • If PayPal gives you grief and you are on a phone or tablet, try clearing your browser's cache or using a different browser or resorting to a computer or screaming


    In aid of Miss Scarlet!

    SOLD OUT

    Miss Eliza Scarlet has gotten herself into a pickle (surprise surprise) and with the Duke out of town on a wild goose chase, there's no one to save the determined detective from certain peril. Come help in the search for her over evening tea.

    Saturday, 7 August 2021 at 6pm

    Paris In A Cup, Orange CA

    ~ 1888 London or tearoom attire invited ~

    $64.75 includes specialty tea service (soup, sandwiches, scone, refreshing summer dessert, tea, tax, gratuity), search for Miss Scarlet, and PayPal fees

    • All reservations are final. Thus there are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend, you may give your spot to a family member or friend.
    • Dietary restrictions should be discussed with the venue at least 10 days in advance. 
    • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed. (We're just a little social group, not a business.)