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 pop-up afternoon tea parties, upcoming line of hospitality boxes, private tea party services, & more to come! 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."
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.
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!