Matba News

Quarterly Meeting

posted Sep 18, 2019, 4:04 PM by L Brommer   [ updated Sep 18, 2019, 4:07 PM ]

Quarterly Meeting to be held at:

Sugarplums and Teas
403 Bank Barn Lane
Lancaster , PA

Meeting Agenda & Program-10/21/19


 9:30 am - Meet & Greet, Light Breakfast & Tea 

10:00 am - Welcome & Introductions of

MATBA Members & Guests

10:30 am – “From Passion to Purpose” Amy Thorn,

artisan wine maker and motivational speaker

11:45 am - Break 

12:00 pm – Tea Luncheon

1:00 pm – MATBA Business Meeting

Business Meeting Agenda 

  • Opening Comments – Deborah Raab 
  • Approval of amended July 2019 Meeting Minutes – Danielle Sanders 
  • Officer’s Reports: 
    • President – Deborah Raab, Tea for All 
    • Vice-President – Lin Henry, Tickle your Fancy 
    • Treasurer – Kathleen Hippeli, One Steep at a Thyme 
    • Secretary – Danielle Sanders, Red Brick Bakery and Tearoom 
    • Information Secretary – Nancy Reppert, Sweet Remembrances 
    • Membership Committee – Strategy & Status Update 
  • Copy of Revised By-Laws
  • WTE presentations update
  • MATBA Book update
  • MATBA Passport update
  • Tea Time Magazine Advertising update
  • New Business

Next Meeting – January 20, 2020, location, topics

2:15 PM - Adjourn Meeting

Welcome New Member TranquiliTea Temple!

posted Jul 24, 2019, 6:26 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Jul 24, 2019, 6:27 AM ]

TranquiliTea Temple

886 S. York St.
Downingtown, PA 19335
Contact: Tracey & John Stuligross
Business Type: hot tea, iced tea, bubble tea, zen & wellness

Phone: 484-919-8252

Welcome New Member Dessert Breeze Tea Tasting Events,LLC!

posted Jul 24, 2019, 6:21 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Jul 24, 2019, 6:24 AM ]


Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

Contact: Alison Sommer

Business Type: Afternoon Tea ParTeas & Tea Tasting Workshops

Phone: 702-595-6151

Monday, July 22, 2019 Summer Seminar

posted Jun 21, 2019, 5:19 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 5:26 AM ]

General Warren Tavern

9 Old Lancaster Road 
Malvern, PA 19355

a fine dining restaurant in Chester County, PA

Greeting and Networking: 11:00 am
Luncheon: 11:30 am
Business Meeting: 1:00 pm


  • Business reports
  • Agenda meeting dates for upcoming 12 months
  • 15 anniversary year celebration
  • MATBA on the map!
  • MATBA book progress & timeline
  • Update on PA Tea Fest

(Optional: Please bring door prize contribution for the Tea Fest to this meeting.)

(Note: An extended business meeting is planned for this day in lieu of a program)

Fee: $40 members, $45 non members

Contact Kathleen Hippeli to request a bill for the meeting.

with your RSVP with number attending,

She will send you an invoice for prepayment.


Starter Course

Mesclun Salad (V gf*)
tomatoes, roasted summer squash, red onion, cucumber, toasted almonds, strawberry vinaigrette
 Chilled Vichyssoise
cheddar crisps, green onion 


Seared Scottish Salmon(gf*)
lemon infused cauliflower rice, watercress, dill cream 
Jaeger Schnitzel
pan fried pork medallions, horseradish smashed potatoes, broccoli, Dijon tarragon hunter sauce 
Vegan Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto(gf*)
roasted garlic cream, oyster mushrooms, organic grilled asparagus, herbed porcini oil
Grilled Chicken Breast (gf*)
roasted potatoes, spinach, citrus beurre blanc


A Selection from the Pastry Chef’s Dessert Menu

(Please Note: No Substitutions to Menu Options)
*GF Gluten Free, V Vegan

Welcome MaryAnna's Tea

posted Jun 5, 2019, 1:32 PM by L Brommer   [ updated Jun 5, 2019, 1:33 PM ]

We are pleased to welcome a new member from New Jersey

MaryAnna’s Tea LLC

Point Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742

Contact: Mary Ann Rollano


732 766-7896


Type of business: Ready to drink teas & Educational Tea Blog

Spring Seminar - April 29, 2019

posted Apr 8, 2019, 6:20 AM by L Brommer

Annual Meeting to be held at
One Steep at a Thyme
170 Gatzmer Avenue
Jamesburg, NJ 08831

Designated reserved parking information can be found here:

Meeting Agenda & Program

 9:30 am - Meet & Greet, Light Breakfast & Tea
10:00 am - Welcome & Introductions of
MATBA Members & Guest Chef Cynthia Gold
10:30 am - Culinary Tea Cooking & Pairings w/ Chef Cynthia Gold
11:45 am - Break
12:00 pm - Tea Inspired Buffet featuring menu items from
1:00 pm - Culinary Tea Cocktails, Syrups & Infusions w/ Chef Cynthia Gold
2:00 pm - MATBA Business Meeting 
Business Meeting Agenda
Opening Comments – Deborah Raab
Approval of January 2019 Meeting Minutes – Danielle Sanders
Officer’s Reports:
President – Deborah Raab, Tea for All
Vice-President – Lin Henry, Tickle your Fancy
Treasurer – Kathleen Hippeli, One Steep at a Thyme
Secretary – Danielle Sanders, Red Brick Bakery and Tearoom
Information Secretary – Nancy Reppert, Sweet Remembrances Tea Room
Membership Committee – Strategy & Status Update
Review of Officer Election – Terms of current officers continue through 2019
Open Forum
Next Meeting – June 2019, location, topics
3:00 PM - Adjourn Meeting
Seminar Fee:   $60.00/member

To Register to Attend:
Contact Kathleen Hippeli
with your RSVP with number attending and any dietary concerns. She will send you an invoice for prepayment.

Optional Member Participation:
For the Swag Bag:
Please bring approx. 25 items to distribute to members in the goodie bags. This could be anything from your promotional information, a current newsletter perhaps, a favorite recipe or two (one that features tea as an ingredient would be keeping with the theme of our event!), a tea sample, tea inspired poetry or card. Something that inspires you!


Three Sisters Tearoom

posted Feb 9, 2019, 9:19 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Feb 9, 2019, 9:20 AM ]

We are happy to welcome Three Sisters Tearoom in Tennessee to MATBA. 

"Every once in awhile, we all need a moment.  A moment set apart from the daily routine.  A moment in which we can reconnect with friends.  A moment to refresh our spirits and regenerate our souls.  Come to Three Sisters' Tearoom for Afternoon Tea and find just such a moment."

Welcome to our newest member!

posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:44 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 6:45 AM ]

The Tea Shoppe is a locally owned tearoom, tea shop, and gift shop in Morgantown, West Virginia. Ever since we opened our doors in 2013 we have strived to provide our customers with first class service, delicious food, extensive tea choices, a quaint gift shop, and a relaxing environment. Our retail space sells 150 different premium loose-leaf teas.  Our tea room café menu includes traditional tea services such as afternoon tea, children’s tea, cream tea, formal tea, and royal tea.

MATBA January Seminar

posted Dec 7, 2018, 8:35 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 9:47 AM ]

111 Stoner Ave, Westminster, MD 21157
Free Parking is available
new owners, Becky & Jessica

Monday, January 21, 2019

 (formerly Gypsy's Tea Room) in Westminster, MD.

Cost     $50 per person per member
           $55 per guest
9:30 Welcome-Arrival-Registration-
           Light Breakfast- Networking
10:15  Program
11:45  Afternoon Tea
1:00    Business Meeting

Disaster Preparedness for Businesses presented by Linda Jones

Our featured speaker is Linda Jones, the owner of Tea on The Tiber. Many of you will remember when Linda attended a meeting at Tea By Two, a few years back when she filled us in on the rebuilding and restoration of Tea on the Tiber after a devastating flood shuttered her business for months. Last year her business suffered yet another "100 year flood" when The Tiber flooded again. This time she lost even more, and she had over 30 patrons in the tea room when the raging waters forced them to the upper floors of the tea room to await rescue.

Linda will share what she has learned about preparedness for business disaster. She will not only share with us her losses and her plans to relocate, but the importance of record keeping, insurance pitfalls and how to keep your focus while navigating a recovery.

MATBA Fall Seminar - Monday, October 22, 2018

posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:40 PM by L Brommer   [ updated Oct 21, 2018, 7:35 AM ]

Tickle Your Fancy Hosts MATBA
At two locations 7 miles apart

Tickle Your Fancy Gifts and Tea, 9:00 am - 9:30 am (optional)
110 Lincoln Way West
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

The Fulton County Library 9:30 am - 11:45 (business meeting)
227 North First Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

The Mercersburg Inn 12:00 - conclusion (luncheon)
406 South Main Street
Mercersburg, PA 17236

Directions to the Library

If you approach McConnellsburg from the north via route 522 from the PA Turnpike, you will take the first right turn as soon as you enter the 'burg. This is North Street and it goes one block before curving into First Street. The Library is just ahead on the right. Parking lot is before the library

If you come from the west, take the "old 30" route which comes directly into the town and make the first left after passing Paws for Hope on your left. The library is about 1.5 blocks away. If you miss the turnoff and continue on the bypass, you will have an exit that will take you into town on 522. See directions above.

If you arrive from the east by way of Route 30 East from Chambersburg, take the exit for McConnellsburg/ 522 south and follow directions above.

If you arrive from the southwest via Route 16, you will enter the town to a “Y” intersection where you have the right of way. There will be a Citgo to your right and a Sheetz and MacDonald’s directly in front of you. Bear left and drive west through the town and through the two traffic lights. The next right hand turn after the second traffic light is First Street.

Program Phase 1

Our program will take place in the Green Room which is located in the bottom of the library. There is a large parking lot but be wary of a sharp little hill near the building itself just about dead center. We should be ready to fling open the doors soon after 9:15 A.M.

Should you wish to visit Tickle Your Fancy prior to the meeting, my sister Joyce will open the door at 9:00 A.M. Please do not feel any sense of obligation.


Our program is called Booze, Barns and Blooms and I am hoping everyone is psyched for a fun day. Lin Henry is so happy to welcome us to her community! Safe travels, All! 

Gather at

The Mercersburg Inn

to Enjoy a Special Luncheon Prepared By Chef Dan Nowalk

Chef Nowalk brings 20 years of culinary expertise to historic Mercersburg Inn. His career has offered him a wide range of experience, working with some of the top chefs on the east coast. His skills and ability made Byron's Dining Room the finest dining in the Southern Pennsylvania/Northern Maryland area.


The Luncheon Menu


Frisee Salad with Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts, Bacon, and Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Coq au Vin with Chive Mashed Potatoes

and sauce Beurre Rouge and/or Roasted Fall vegetables


Pear Tart Tatin

Caramelized Pear Tart with Warm Caramel and Crème Anglaise


Served with teas from Nepal Tea Company


* Wine and/or spirits available for pre-order at an additional charge


Following lunch the house manager and/or owner will

take the group on a guided tour of the Inn, sharing its history.

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