More Than Tea; It's An Experience
We connect you with people!
We offer you the chance to share hospitality with others and connect with people, through our afternoon tea parties, box collection items, event offerings, online tea shop, markets & more. With every part of MaraBette & Co, we give you the tools and examples necessary to extend hospitality to others. We encourage you to build friendships with others by giving you the opportunity to join us for teas, to prepare your own afternoon tea, creating a welcoming table, & so much more. We even have a tea table devotional which offers recipes, encouragement, & tips on extending hospitality.
Though each event different, through them we are able to share our heart of hospitality with you & others.
Please, wont you join us for tea.
MaraBette & Co Tea & Hospitality, was born in 2016, with a vision to see a reawakening of true hospitality among people, & a revitalization of Afternoon Tea. A hospitality that can reach friends, neighbors, & strangers alike, all through a cup of tea. At our core, we exist to be the hands, heart, & feet of Jesus, by extending true hospitality to others & bringing people together through the beauty of God's love.
Our Mission is three fold:
1. Create A New Tea Experience
2. Exemplify Art of Tea Gathering
3. Connect People Thru Tea & Hospitality
Our goal is for everyone to find joy, in the beauty, the laughter, & togetherness of sharing a cup of tea, so you can also create moments of hospitality to extend to others: an open heart and an open table for those around you.
We believe there is no truer and more symbolic act of hospitality than enjoying a cup of tea with another. Both the process of tea and the act of hospitality call for similar attributes; such as patience, time, listening ears, & a willing heart. For this reason, we created our own line of artisan tea blends enabling you to not only enjoy a cup of tea, but invite others for tea. Each of our tea blends carry names that are reflective of family, friends, gatherings, & pleasurable memories. No only do they evoke priceless emotions, they also encourage & equip you, as you prepare to open your hearts & homes.
With every tea blend being as unique and different as the individual drinking the tea, it's no wonder creating new friends & making memories become simple.
We invite you to taste and discover our teas, & why they're referred to as "hospitality in a cup."
Welcome to MaraBette & Co, where tea is more than a drink; it's "purpose in a cup." While here at MaraBette & Co, you'll find many delicious teas and lovely tea experiences, our purpose is to pour out the gift of love & hospitality to each and every person we serve. We've created an a online experience that we hope conveys these aspects, as well as in person activities; from markets to tea parties where you receive a tangible expression of the love & hospitality we believe everyone deserves to experience. As a tea artist, creating beautiful and unique tea blends, we also believe in the art of tea gathering, & the beauty expressed to each individual, but it's the gift of hospitality (serving in love) that allows us to lovingly and with much grace extend to others a seat at our tea table. You're invited to come on in, surround yourself with the pleasantries of tea, enjoy the comforts of love, while we offer you the gift of hospitality. You are always welcome to our table.
MaraBette Teas was established in 2017 with a vision to help people discover the pleasures, and joy of drinking loose leaf teas. From the novice to the advanced tea drinker, we believe everyone should be able to experience tea the MaraBette way! What began as a vision to encourage people in the art of hospitality, homemaking, & opening their homes to others, expanded into blending & selling teas as a way to enable people to share in the gift of hospitality with others, & give them confidence in connecting with other people. As each year grows, we expand our desire to see tea being used as an avenue to connect & build relationships, as well as give people an opportunity to practice these tools within their own lives. What better way to discover the gift of love, tea, & hospitality than thru sharing a cup of tea.
At MaraBette Teas, our mission is to provide tea as an experience; a way of connecting with others and bringing people together. We believe tea is more than just a drink, but rather intended to be shared and enjoyed with others. All of our teas are created with the concept of hospitality in mind. Generating, and perhaps mimicking the emotions and feelings one may experience when surrounded by the gift and timeless art of true hospitality. With each and every blend, the ideas of family, friends, gatherings, home, & even special pleasant memories from our childhood are communicated. No two blends alike, each blend small batch created, & tested, & as different and unique as the name it reflects. Our mission, helps create memories & laughter thru tea, while delivering a tea experience that's as unique & special as the person holding the cup.
Meet the face behind MaraBette & Co, the visionary, owner, founder, & heartbeat!
Marla Lacey, female financial banker turned tea entrepreneur! An avid lover of tea, tea houses, hosting events, and making people feel welcome, she turned her passion into a thriving, ever growing, and changing business. Bringing into the business numerous years of catering tea parties, planning events, and visiting tea rooms across America, she is constantly using skills that offer people a way to build relationships through a cup of tea!
A strong leader, with a straightforward no nonsense approach, Marla wants to take the concepts of MaraBette & Co to regions far and wide, not to mention the artisan loose leaf tea blends created by her company. Marla believes tea can bridge gaps and connect across ethnic lines, all the while bringing a smile to your face!
If you ever get a chance to meet her, be prepared to be greeted with a smile as big as the moon, an unpretentious hello, & a welcome into her space, with a heart full of hospitality!
Hospitality= an act of service. An open heart that invites one in. A heart that says; " this is a safe place & you are welcome here" An attitude of the heart, expecting nothing in return.
The extension of service to another through the opening of ones heart & space.
Hospitality=serving, to prefer, to honor, above ones own self; to create space to make others feel welcomed, safe, honored, & preferred.