TEA IN SPRINGTIME
TEA IN SPRINGTIME
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!
We offer you the chance to share hospitality with others and connect with people, through our tea party services. Our Tea Party services range from hosting a cream tea to as full 3 course afternoon tea, complete with all the trimmings. Each service gives you the motivation to invite others into your home, share a table, & offer a space of welcome and rest. In addition, these services work well for larger gatherings such as wedding receptions, showers, & more. On a larger scale we host events throughout the year, our most fun, being our Christmas w/ MaraBette cookie stroll. All of our Tea Parties & 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
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!