Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jane Austen Tea for Michigan JASNA

Jane Austen and tea - a pairing as perfect as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy - and Barb's TEA Shop had the opportunity to celebrate the well-suited match this past weekend with the Michigan chapter of the Jane Austen Society North America (JASNA). Last Sunday, BTS presented an "Austentacious Tea" to Austen enthusiasts at the Earhart Manor House on the campus of Concordia University in Ann Arbor.
An Austentacious Tea at the Earhart Manor House

Built in the 1930's and filled with period furnishings, the manor house was the ideal venue to get us started on our journey to the past. Drinking Twinings tea, just like Jane did, we traveled back to the Regency period. After discussing tea sources, fashions and Marie Antoinette's fine china (yes, there is an Austen connection!), we finished our presentation with a raffle of two packages of Jane Austen tea (a delicious green tea flavored with garden rose petals and chamomile available at Barb's TEA Shop's on-line store).

Twinings tea, a favorite of Jane Austen, was served.

We concluded the event in the dining room with more pots of Twinings finest and delicious afternoon tea fare, including savories, sweets and scones. Although much has changed since Jane Austen penned her novels,  one constant is the great time to be had when friends gather for tea.
Michigan JASNA members in the dining room for tea

For more information on an Austentacious Tea and other Barb's TEA Shop seminars, contact us at or 248-840-4356.

1 comment:

parTea lady said...

Looks like that was a lovely event. I've been meaning to reread Pride & Prejudice, since downloading it to my Kindle for free. ;-)

That Jane Austen tea blend sounds delicious.