The Metrolink Mystery Tour

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

IT'S A MYSTERY!

Prepare to head out to destinations unknown when you take part in one of our new METROLINK MYSTERY TOUR Surprise Excursions. Our first one will take place

Saturday, 22 January 2022
10:30am-5:45pm

Expect the day to go something like this:
  • 10:30am - Arrive at Paris In A Cup. Beverages will be served as we go over what's in store ... without divulging spoilers, mind you
  • Enjoy PIAC's famed soup & an artisan sandwich before we hit the rails
  • Stroll for about 8 minutes (.4 miles) to the Old Town Orange Metro depot 
  • Board the Metro, headed to our surprise destination. There will be opportunities to guess and figure it out as we travel
  • Upon arrival, we'll stretch our legs during a brief FYI tour by your excursion leader, Joy
  • We'll then luxuriate in the highlight of our outing, a decadent afternoon tea
  • Back on the Metro, we head home
  • 5:30pm - We should arrive at the Orange Metro depot, and after a short return jaunt, be back at Paris In A Cup by 5:45pm
$147.50 includes
Light lunch at Paris In A Cup
Metro fares (to/from)
Short info-history tour
Afternoon tea at our destination
Party favor, all taxes, gratuities, and PayPal fees

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  • We will take a very limited number of travellers
  • All reservations are final, no exceptions. Thus there are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend, you may give your coveted spot to a family member or friend. If health regulations require a change of date, we will postpone (not cancel) the event and reschedule as soon as is practical 
  • Dietary restrictions should be emailed to TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com 2 weeks in advance, and we'll do our best to ensure you get what you need. If there is a surcharge, we'll let you know
  • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed, but you will get an email from our admin Joy letting you know she received your reservation


🎄 Miss Marple Saves Christmas!

SOLD OUT

Help the redoubtable Miss Marple knit together a case that will catch a killer and avoid a Christmas Tragedy during a holiday high tea


Saturday, 11 December 2021
at 6pm

Pamela’s Tea Room, Garden Grove, St Mary Mead

$64.75 includes hearty holiday tea service in the cobblestone arcade adjacent the tearoom, lighthearted mystery (with scripted Interaction), party favor, (gratuity, tax, PayPal fees)

1930s-1970s &/or holiday attire encouraged but not required
  • We will be seated in the 'Arcade' at tables of #6, so prepare to make new friends! 
  • All reservations are final. Thus there are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend, you may give your coveted spot to a family member or friend. If health regulations require a change of date, we will postpone (not cancel) the event and reschedule as soon as is practical
  • Dietary restrictions should be discussed with the venue at least 10 days in advance. 
  • All other queries may be directed to TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com
  • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed, but you will get a cheesy email from our admin Joy letting you know she received your reservation. If you have not received it within 72 hours, please contact  TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com. 

Happy Hulaween! October 31, 2021

SOLD OUT
Get ready for the campiest All Hallows ever, as we celebrate Hulaween! 
Sunday 31 October 2021 
12noon
Paris In A Cup 
119 S Glassell St, Orange CA 92866 

$62.50 includes themed tea service along with plenty of kooky tricks & treats (as well as tax, gratuity, and PayPal fees)

Suggested attire ~ your favorite seasonal costume with a tiki touch!

  • 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.
  • If the size of your party is fewer than #3 guests, please expect to be seated with others.
  • Dietary restrictions should be discussed with the venue at least 10 days in advance. If you are making reservations for friends, please advise them of this as well.  
  • For all other questions, please contact TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com (not the venue).
  • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed, but you will receive an oddball email from our admin Joy letting you know you're on the list. This message will go to the email address associated with your PayPal payment btw 
  • 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 not a business, but a wee service-oriented social group based in SoCal under the auspices of the fantastical Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences. Our purpose is to support tearooms and encourage nerdy creativity!

Get Spirited away!

The Villa Montezuma!

SOLD OUT

Spend the weekend back in 19th century Southern California at our Spirits of San Diego getaway helmed by historian, tour guide, and author on haunted San Diego lore, Charles Spratley - October 16 & 17, 2021After sifting from all the input we've received, we've come up with the following. 

Note: While we revel in offering one-stop shopping service, enough folks wanted to make their own hotel arrangements (or not stay the night) that we made the tough choice not to handle accommodations. If you want to stay at the Horton Grand (our home base for the weekend), expect up to $150 PER PERSON double occupancy (high end) including every tax, fee, and oddball hotel charge known to man. Again, we are leaving the hotel reservations to the guests this time. You're on your own. Be strong. FYI, if you do wish to stay at the Horton I just went on their site and while 3 rooms styles are available, 2 room styles are already booked.

SATURDAY - October 16 

  • 7:30am - Train from Santa Ana Station to Old Town San Diego 
  • 10am - Leisure walking tour of Old Town with San Diego native and historian Charles Spratley of Illusions of the Past, caretaker of the Villa Montezuma. (He has graciously agreed to take our luggage for us and store it in the van we've arranged for)
  • 11am - Tea service at the haunted Victorian Coral Tree Tea House in historic Heritage Park. (While we're supping, Charles will check the luggage for those staying at the Horton, bless him!) 
  • 1:30pm - Visit to the famously haunted Whaley House. It's currently closed, but not to worry, Charles used to work there and will give us all the stories and more, as well as tour us around the nearby cemetery. If the Whaley House is indeed open by the time of our trip, we'll arrange for admission to be included 
  • Leisure time &/or hotel check-in 
  • 5pm - Early dinner at The Olde Spaghetti Factory (optional, cost not included)
  • 7pm - Private VIP dessert & "Spirits" reception with Charles Spratley at the historic Queen Anne Victorian museum, the Villa Montezuma (This is sure to be the highlight of the weekend). Includes van service from the Spaghetti Factory to the Villa, then from the Villa to the Horton Grand 
  • Overnight stay at the historic Horton Grand Hotel (optional, guests are to arrange for their own accommodations, given some have other plans)

SUNDAY - October 17

  • 10am - Brunch at the Horton Grand 
  • 11:30am - Ghosts of the Gaslamp walking tour
  • 1:30pm - Afternoon tea at Shakespeare's Corner 
  • 4pm - Train from Old Town San Diego to Santa Ana (includes van service with luggage to train station - thanks, Charles!) 
  • 6pm - Arrival at Santa Ana station 

Questions? Need to make payment arrangements? Contact Joy via TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com




🌺 AlooooooooHaloween!

RE-SOLD OUT
Saturday 30 October 2021 
(both 11am & 2:30pm are Sold Out)

Paris In A Cup 
119 S Glassell St, Orange CA 92866 

$62.50 includes themed tea service along with plenty of kooky tricks & treats (as well as tax, gratuity, and PayPal fees)

Suggested attire ~ your favorite seasonal costume with a tiki touch!

  • 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.
  • If the size of your party is fewer than #3 guests, please expect to be seated with others.
  • Dietary restrictions should be discussed with the venue at least 10 days in advance. If you are making reservations for friends, please advise them of this as well.  
  • For all other questions, please contact TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com (not the venue).
  • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed, but you will receive a goofy email from our admin Joy letting you know you're on the list. This message will go to the email address associated with your PayPal payment btw 
  • 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 not a bona fide business, but rather a wee service-oriented social group based in SoCal under the auspices of the fantastical Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences. Our purpose is to support tearooms and encourage nerdy creativity!

📖 THE WITCH's HEART - Bibliothefairies Book Club featured book

SOLD OUT

At long last, after not a few false starts, our Bibliothefairies Book Club is getting together in person


Sunday, 12 September 2021
at 10am

Spring Tea Garden 
501 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832

$39.95 includes scone, sandwiches, dessert bites, tea, tax, gratuity, PayPal fees (No party favors, I'm afraid. Literacy is serious stuff!)

Our selected tome is THE WITCH's HEART by Genevieve Gornichec. (BYO book ❤️‍🔥)  

Dress suggestion: Witchy apparel most definitely welcome. Who needs October to represent?!

Half of our time will be spent discussing this book. The other half will be for sharing anything else you've been reading or recommend. And all of our time will be spent leisurely sipping and supping in air-conditioned comfort.

  • All reservations are final. Thus there are no refunds, sorry. 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. If you are making reservations for friends, please advise them of this as well.  
  • For all other questions, please contact TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com (or via Facebook), not the venue.
  • If the size of your party is fewer than #4 guests, you will most likely be seated with others.
  • 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.

🧙WitchCraft ParTea (insert cackle here)

Let's get crafty as we kick off All Hallows month with a Witch Hat Craft ParTea

Friday, October 1

at 11am

Paris In A Cup
119 S Glassell St, Orange CA 92866

$69.75 includes tea luncheon, choice of hat or fascinator base, embellishments, supplies, gratuity, taxes, PayPal fees etc. 

Note: 🌸 We'll also have some Polynesian embellishments for those planning on going to our tiki Hulaween celebrations on October 30th & 31st 🌴

🧙Witchy apparel encouraged but not required 🧹

  • 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. If you are making reservations for friends, please advise them of this as well.  
  • For all other questions, please contact TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com (or via Facebook), not the venue.
  • If the size of your party is fewer than #4 guests, you will most likely be seated with others.
  • 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.