HAPPY NEW YEAR
HAPPY NEW YEAR
MaraBette & Co Tea & Hospitality, was born in 2016, with a vision to see a reawakening of hospitality among people. A hospitality that reaches friends, neighbors, & strangers alike. We exist to be the hands, heart, & feet of Jesus, by extending hospitality & bringing people together through God's love.
Our Mission is three fold:
1. Creating A New Tea Experience
2. Exemplify Hospitality
3. Bring People Together Again
Our goal is for everyone to find the joy in the small, seemingly insignificant of life, so you can create moments of hospitality to extend to others: an open heart and an open table for those around you.
We connect you with people!
During the year we offer public classes & workshops to explore the wonderful world of tea & let you connect with other tea lovers like yourself. The various workshops & events, which are open to the public, work to bring people together & put into practice the art of hospitality. In addition to our workshops, we extend public invitations to our biggest events, one in the spring and one in the winter. In the spring is our annual MaraBette & Co Spring Tea. In the winter we look forward to the Christmas w/ MaraBette cookie stroll. Both events though different, share our heart of hospitality and the offer for you to open your home and extend this hospitality to others.
You're invited to join us
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 teas blends. Each tea blend carries a name reflecting family, friends, or gatherings, & invites you to open your hearts & homes.
Every tea blend is as unique and different as the individual drinking the tea. Simply by sipping, sharing, & savoring a cup of tea, you can create and embrace wonderful memories, both new and old.
Beauty and joy can be found in the gift of sharing tea with others. Discover what we call, "hospitality in a cup" & experience the love that stems from the heart of MaraBette & Co;
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!