In 2020, we’re taking TeaTime on the road, and we’d love to have you join us! Our fun-filled, educational retreats will take us to Coral Gables, Florida; Pasadena, California; and England.
Our trips bring together a variety of experts in tea, baking, and entertaining through an inspiring curriculum. Whether you’re learning how to make perfect petit fours in a hands-on pastry class in Coral Gables, enjoying a royally good teatime in Pasadena, discovering Jane Pettigrew’s favorite tea treasures in London, or learning how to make a proper English scone, TeaTime editor Lorna Reeves will accompany you, teaming up with our instructors to guide you through each experience. We’ll participate in bespoke tea tastings and learn tips and techniques for pairing tea with food, and so much more.
Because of our small group sizes, you’ll be able to make the most of these intimate learning opportunities. After we’ve said goodbye, you’ll return home richer in memories, friends, and experiences and with plenty of inspiration for your next teatime.
Experience the rich history of tea in London, where TeaTime contributing editor Jane Pettigrew will be our guide and teacher. Taste an array of rare teas she will select especially for our group, experience afternoon tea at some of her favorite places, and marvel at the beautiful teawares in the Chitra Collection and the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collections during our private tours. Following our fun time in London, we’ll travel to Staffordshire, where we’ll tour The World of Wedgwood and have afternoon tea at the Wedgwood Tea Room. While in that part of England, we’ll learn how to bake quintessentially British tea foods at a cookery school under the instruction of a winner of The Great British Bake Off.
Pasadena, California—A Royal TeaTime
(3 days/2 nights)
Enjoy afternoon tea at The Langham, the elegant hotel that will be host for our time in Pasadena. Learn about tea etiquette and setting tables for afternoon tea, as well as the basics of tea steeping and pairings. Have afternoon tea at the historic Rose Tree Cottage tearoom, where owners Mary and Edmund Fry prepared Megan Markle—before she became the Duchess of Sussex—for her first teatime meeting with Queen Elizabeth.
Miami, Florida—TeaTime Bakes
(3 days/2 nights)
Indulge in afternoon tea at the fabulous Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, which will be our base for this hands-on baking retreat. With expert instruction from the hotel’s executive pastry chef, participants will learn the secrets to preparing photo-worthy—and hotel-quality—teatime treats, such as scones, tea sandwiches, French macarons, petit fours, and éclairs. Learn how to select and steep the best teas to accompany these delectables.