Stylish & fun afternoon tea experiences with a British twist

We bring English afternoon tea, and tea experiences to your home, workplace or event venue. We currently serve Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.

Our teas are the perfect way to celebrate social occasions and milestones, including bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries, or baby showers. Available with or without catering, we bring everything you need for six guests up to 100.

Looking for a unique way to thank employees, or celebrate a new client? We bring health & wellness tea tastings, afternoon teas, and etiquette training to offices, conferences and off-sites. Ask us about our take on (the Swedish concept of) Fika too.

The Piccadilly — Simply Tea

Home of the first Lyons Tea Shop and the famous Lyons Corner Houses, Piccadilly is one of London’s most fashionable addresses. And of course Piccadilly Circus is an experience in itself!

Choose your selection of up to three teas to serve (we offer seasonal flavors as well as traditional Earl Grey and Darjeeling), The Piccadilly includes our signature tea set plus an assortment of English biscuits and tea cakes.

The Chelsea — Cream Tea

Cosmopolitan Chelsea is one of London’s most stylish and sought after neighborhoods. Perfect for people-watching or exploring the beautiful Chelsea Physic Garden, home of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Add to our signature tea set with your choice of up to three teas to serve. We’ll delight guests with a selection of freshly baked scones, served with jam and traditional clotted cream. And a refreshing fresh fruit platter.

The Buckingham — Royal Tea

Buckingham Palace is the working office of the Sovereign and host to the summer Royal Garden Parties, one of the most coveted invitations of the year.

Book The Buckingham for your indoor or outdoor party. We’ll greet your guests with a glass of champagne (or sparkling non-alcoholic alternative). Add to our signature tea set with your choice of up to three teas to serve.

We’ll set beautiful 3-tier crystal glass cake stands with two choices of tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and cream, and a refreshing fresh fruit platter.

The Montmartre — Parisian Tea

Montmartre, home of the Bohemian artists of the early 1900s, is full of character. The famous Moulin Rouge and the Sacre-Coeur Basilica are steeped in the area’s history.

Parisians like to do things differently and the same applies to afternoon tea. Featuring our signature tea set, your guests will be greeted with a Kir Royale cocktail (champagne and Crème de cassis). Then your selection of up to three teas, a beautiful charcuterie and cheese board, French macarons, and a selection of sweet patisserie items.

The Belgravia — Luxury Tea

Characterised by grand terraces of white stucco houses, Belgravia was one of London’s most fashionable residential districts from its beginnings. Unashamedly indulgent, The Belgravia is the pinnacle of the afternoon tea experience.    

Champagne on arrival, served in our beautiful vintage champagne coupes. A complimentary fascinator for each guest. A choice of up to three teas, including a custom blend for you and your guests. A choice of three tea sandwiches, fresh-baked scones with jam and cream, a selection of miniature pastries and chocolates.

Custom — Brew Your Own

No two tea parties are the same. You can select one of our Catered Tea Packages, designed to make planning a breeze, or build your own menu and tablescape using our a la carte option. Simply look though the Tea Packages and let us know which elements you would like to include. We will then create a customized proposal.

You can also choose to use our tea settings and provide your own catering, Ask us for more details.

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The Regency Experience!

Perfect for Bridgerton lovers, Janeites, Austenites, or simply fans of the Regency period. Our Regency package is a perfect complement to your tea party. The package includes dress-up accessories for you and your guests, period music, deportment challenges and an etiquette quiz. We can even bring in dancers to teach you some English Country Dancing moves. Quadrille, anyone?

At the end of your party we’ll crown the Diamond of the Season!

Watch Adaleigh Rowe and Libbi Farrow of Fox 7 Austin take on some Regency themed challenges with Maggie for their Keeping Score segment.

Filming was at the beautiful, historic Chateau Bellevue in Austin, Texas. All dresses, accessories and tea service provided by the Truly Terrific Tea Co.

Tell Us About Your Tea

Ready to get started? If you already have dates, venue ideas, or other planning already worked out, fill our our Truly Terrific Tea planning sheet. If you’re just starting or have questions, we’d love to help you with any details.

Meet Maggie

Maggie Gallant, also known as The British Woman, grew up in South East England. She was raised on multiple cups of tea per day: always P.G Tips. As she grew up, she branched out and discovered the great wide world of teas and tisanes.

Now living in Austin, Texas, Maggie founded The Truly Terrific Tea Co. to create authentic and fun tea parties and events for any occasion. As an experienced event planner, Maggie brings creativity, an exceptional eye for detail, and a great team to every party.

All of the Truly Terrific Tea Co. china is personally selected by Maggie. We’ve got unique pieces, both vintage and new, that you won’t find anywhere else. We custom match your favorite colors and themes with our extensive inventory.

Our teas aren’t stuffy affairs. Maggie has a background in stand-up comedy which infuses her explanations of afternoon tea etiquette, her stories about the Royal Family, and much more.

Terms

Please book your tea party a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. The final guest count must be provided 7 days in advance. Reservations require a 25% non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior the event. Cancellations within 10 days of the event will incur a charge of 50% of the total price. Full terms and conditions provided during the consultation.

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