Matba News




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
Hostesses:
new owners, Becky & Jessica
https://thekatepearltearoom.com/


Monday, January 21, 2019

Location:
 (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

Program:
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

https://www.mercersburginn.com

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.

Welcome New Members

posted Jun 28, 2018, 11:45 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 2:15 PM ]

MATBA is happy to welcome 3 new members this month!

http://www.eldenstreettea.com/

Elden Street Tea Shop

705 Dranesville Road

Herndon, VA 20170

http://www.cuppalovetea.com/

Cuppa Love Tea House

1 E. Main St.

New Market, MD 21774

https://sites.ghttp://www.southernroyalteanc.com/

Southern Royal Tea

3200 Rogers Rd.

Wake Forest, NC 27587


Meet and Greet Reception-Wednesday June 13,2018

posted Jun 8, 2018, 8:49 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 8:51 AM ]

The Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association cordially extends an invitation to all WTE attendees to attend our 
Meet and Greet reception at the World Tea Expo next week!


Wednesday June 13, 2018
4pm to 5pm
Las Vegas Convention Center
Room # S 226





We are a trade only organization of Tea business owners in our 13th year. Our members are from the 7 Mid-Atlantic States and beyond. We exist to advance the knowledge of Tea through networking, sponsoring educational seminars, and sharing best practices over ☕️ with one another. 

MATBA Summer Seminar-Monday, June 25, 2018

posted Jun 7, 2018, 7:04 AM by L Brommer


36 West Pomfret Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-6292

Hosted By Linda Jackman
Agenda-Monday, June 25, 2018
9:30  - Arrival, Morning Reception
Metered parking is available on Pomfret Street,
or it is suggested you use the parking garage across the street from the tea room
10:30 - Educational Program
Susanna Reppert Brill of The Rosemary House
        "Ask the Herbalist" Trending Herbs and Their Uses
11:30 - Round table discussion “Tea and Tourism”
12:00 - Afternoon Tea Linda Jackman, Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor
1:15   - Business Meeting
Reports (Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair)
Old Business
New Business
2:00    - Departure
Fee: $45.00/member
            $50.00/non-member


 

Please advise Kathleen Hippelli, our MATBA treasurer how many will attend, and whether they are members or guests, and any dietary requests. 

She will then send you an invoice for payment.

Please do not delay in making your registration.

TeaScapes - Beyond the Tea - MATBA April Seminar

posted Apr 25, 2018, 4:02 PM by L Brommer   [ updated Apr 25, 2018, 5:03 PM ]

The quarterly seminar for the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association was recently held at TeaScapes in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Hosted by business owner Kathleen Edinger, members from PA, MD, and NJ gathered for an enjoyable day of sharing, learning, and reconnecting. 

TeaScapes is a modern tea bar where Kathleen encourages you to surround yourself with tea. She hopes that you take time for tea and for yourself, all the while enjoying the moment.




Kathleen, a certified tea consultant, is energetic, bubbly with enthusiasm, and on the go. She invited us to enjoy the morning reception of coffee cakes and fresh fruit with yogurt and crunchy toppings and offered a variety of tea flavors to fill our cups.







The shop has a great assortment of premium loose leaf teas organized by region of origin. Various tea accoutrements, from T-sacs to tea pots and hand crocheted cozies line the shelves. Kathleen also offers classes, tastings, and special events. If you ever find yourself in Atlantic Highlands, do stop in for your tea fix. Kathleen will be sure that you enjoy your time spent at her tea bar.

Annual Meeting

posted Mar 29, 2018, 6:25 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 6:28 AM ]

MATBA Annual Meeting Agenda
Monday, April 23, 2018




owner, Kathleen Edinger
68 First Avenue Suite K,
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 07716

Free Parking is available in the municipal lot 1 block away 
(for directions, click link: Teascapes website)

Cost: $50 per member/$55 non members

RSVP by April 16 
for invoice email Kathleen Hippeli: MATBA.treasurer@gmail.com
9:30  Welcome – Arrival – Registration
Light Breakfast - Networking

10:15  Education Program
Our featured presenter is Morissa Schwartz, bestselling author, entrepreneur, singer, & professional speaker: She’s the voice of Generation Z. She is the owner of GenZ Publishing  boasting 6 bestsellers over the past 2 years. She’s had articles published in Entertainment Weekly, Hello Giggles, Nerd Approved, Grunge, My Neon Green Notebook and more. 
 
Morissa will share her formulas for Online Business Growth: Take Your Business and Books to the Next Level. In this talk, Morissa will share her journey of going from being a self-published high schooler to owning her own successful ghostwriting/book publishing company. She will teach us how to use her strategies to develop your own books and /or businesses.
 
11:30  Short Puerh Tea Presentation and tasting
Guided by Debbie Raab
 
Noon  Afternoon Tea 
Please RSVP by April 16
and indicate any food restrictions with your reservation.
All food is prepared offsite and must be preordered.

1:00   Business Meeting
Minutes from January meeting
Treasurer’s Report
Membership Report
Officer Elections
Tea Time Magazine ad update Erin Bradley
World Tea Expo
FSMA update
“Swan Song” from outgoing President, Mike Raab
Confirm June meeting
New Business

New Members

posted Mar 13, 2018, 7:22 AM by L Brommer   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 7:47 AM ]

We are happy to welcome two new Maryland members to MATBA.   Tea on the Tiber & Tea You There






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