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Tea with Friends

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1106 Bluebell Dr, Livermore, CA 94551, USA 925-443-0357 Website Owner?

Tea with Friends specializes in special memories. We transform your setting into a beautiful tea room. We bring pristine antique table linens, use only the finest antique china, and of course serve only the freshest and most delicious foods. We provide fresh flowers for your tables, victorian style menu cards, and custom made place cards. We offer a wide variety of tea's for you to choose from, which are properly steeped in the english manner. The staff are always attentave to you and your guests every need and pay close attention to every detail. A personal on-site party consultation is provided so your needs and party expectations are met with ease. We stive in making your special ocassion something you can enjoy with relaxed confidence, so you can spend time with your guests, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Recent reviews

    • J.J. O.

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      Jo - I don' t even know where to begin to thank you for the masterpiece of a party you created for my Mom's 90th birthday. It was amazing in every way. The tables were perfection. The menus and place cards were an added bonus to the tables that were so stunning they brought oohs and awes from everyone that came through the door! The food was memorable, yummy and presented so beautifully! Your team were both professional and friendly so you felt like you knew them for years vs. just the day of the party. From the time you walked in, it was a whirlwind of action that never stopped until you drove away. I can't imagine how exhausted you must have been. I hope you got to sleep in a tiny before you went back into action, cleaning, sorting and putting everything away. You created the perfect party and the perfect memory for not just my Mom but for all that attended! I hope you had a dancing heart of success yesterday because you nailed it! From the bottom of my heart and the depth of my soul THANK YOU!!! It did seem like the best party ever, and more than I could have ever imagined! AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! Big hug - JJO

    • J.J. O.

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      Jo - I don' t even know where to begin to thank you for the masterpiece of a party you created for my Mom's 90th birthday. It was amazing in every way. The tables were perfection. The menus and place cards were an added bonus to the tables that were so stunning they brought oohs and awes from everyone that came through the door! The food was memorable, yummy and presented so beautifully! Your team were both professional and friendly so you felt like you knew them for years vs. just the day of the party. From the time you walked in, it was a whirlwind of action that never stopped until you drove away. I can't imagine how exhausted you must have been. I hope you got to sleep in a tiny before you went back into action, cleaning, sorting and putting everything away. You created the perfect party and the perfect memory for not just my Mom but for all that attended! I hope you had a dancing heart of success yesterday because you nailed it! From the bottom of my heart and the depth of my soul THANK YOU!!! It did seem like the best party ever, and more than I could have ever imagined! AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! Big hug - JJO

    • Jan, Alice & Kate

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      Perfect in every way! My sisters and I threw a bridal shower and had Tea With Friends cater the event. The tables were beautiful and Joanne kept to the theme with custom designed place cards and menu cards. The food was so delish and plenty for everyone. We were all very pleased and cannot wait for the next time to throw a tea.

    • Jill

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      Just WOW... what a wonder shower we had for my niece Amy. Words cannot express the beautiful tables with antique linens and china. Flowers were beautiful too. Food was amazing and plentiful. Everyone was astonished with the service and detail. Highly recommend Tea With Friends for anyone wanting to have a tea event.

    • Anne

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      I was invited to a tea which was catered by Tea with Friends. Every detail was so wonderful and perfect. The tables were set like no other tea I had been to. The food and service was wonderful as well. I cannot wait to host a tea at my home in the near future. This is a great service. I highly recommend.

    • Janice Walker

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      Excellent service, food, and setup. Every detail met with perfection and enthusiasm. A+ in every aspect! Defiantly will use again. The best choice for a bridal shower tea!

    • Lorret

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      I recently had a tea at my house with a group of friends and I cannot say how perfect it was. The table setting with all the pretty china and linens were pristine. The fresh flowers Joanne brought were beautiful and matched the setting perfectly. The food was amazing and abundant. Serving staff was professional and very helpful. This is a service for gatherings with friends, birthdays or showers. I highly recommend them!

    • Joy

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      I hosted a tea for my sisters birthday. Joanne and her helper did a fantastic job and we all feld very special. As usual the food was delicious and the setting was beautiful. I highly recommend Tea With Friends to anyone planning a special event.

    • Monica, Pleasant Hill

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      Such a perfect afternoon for my daughter-in-law Adrianne, her sister, granddaughter and friends! I couldn't have wished for a more perfect day, they did such a beautiful job. When planning my event, Joanne answered all my questions and I felt so comfortable and confident with her from the very start. I so appreciated the professionalism and promptness. The party itself couldn't have been more special from beginning to end. The table settings and china and flowers were beautiful and such attention to detail. The food was absolutely outstanding and the staff served us in such a wonderful manner, making each guest feel special. This of course was what I had hoped for. I have had so many special comments about the afternoon from all my guests. They very much enjoyed the afternoon.

    • Linda B.

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      Joanne, Thanks so much for doing such a wonderful ob with our tea on Sunday. You and your staff made every thing absolutely perfect! We all enjoyed ourselves very much with plenty of talking and laughter. We are looking forward to the next time...

    • Jan

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      Would give a 5-star rating if I could. I have had tea at many places and now find this one at the top of my list. Food, tea, service, china is all top notch. Even better, you can take your time in the comfort of your own home or garden. Perfect for a shower or large group of ladies. Will pass along and will highly recommend to friends.

    • Jenny Beal

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      I attended a tea party by Tea With Friends over the weekend. The food and setting was amazing. The staff were great and helpful as I had never been to a tea before. This was so much fun, I cannot wait to do it again.

    • L. Calderia

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      Joanne and her staff are amazing in creating the perfect setting for tea. My house is small and I had last minute additions to my guest list. Joanne and her staff were very helpful and were able to fit in the extra guests at the last minute. The food and tea were wonderful. Fresh, plentiful and creative. Her scones melt in your mouth with wonderful spreads like velvet cream and lemon curd. We had 4 different tea sandwiches all done beautifully. Some were on artisan breads, some on pastry and others open faced. Her hot items like the bacon artichoke toasts are to die for. Dessert? We had little chocolate Pot-de-Crème with fresh strawberries and tea cookies. A perfect matching of flavors done with beautiful presentations. I also have to mention the beautiful flowers they brought for my tables. Little jars of pretty bouquets dotted the tables for splashes of color. I wish I could share my pictures. This was simply divine in every way!

    • Justin Sisters, Amy, Allison & Ericka

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      My sisters and I hosted a baby shower tea for my cousin and was so much fun. We chose the Afternoon tea menu and everything was presented beautifully and teasted great! We had 22 guests at the shower and they were all very suprised at the beautiful tables they set and how special they felt. I liked the fact that all we had to do is invite our guest and they did everything else. This was a great way to host a shower and we cannot wait to do it again!

    • Kate

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      I hosted a tea for the ladies in my family for Christmas. We all had a wonderful time, even those who had never experienced having tea. Joanne and her staff did a truly remarkable job with delisious food, tea and a beautiful table. We had Abigail's Afternoon tea from her menu which I highly recommend. The scones were heavenly along with the yummy spreads, tea sandwiches, hot savories and dessert. She provided nibble boxes to take home for those of us who were stuffed. This is going to become a yearly tradition for my family from now on.. Excelent! I am so glad I found this!

    • Brooke

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      The tea was delicious and the atmosphere is warm and fun. The servers were kind and very courteous. I would reccomend it to anyone

    • Barbara

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      Very lovely event service. I hosted a shower for my daughter-in-law and the event was simply exquisite! Lovely china, linens, service and delicious food. So many special touches and attention to detail. Joanne and her staff are wonderful to work with and very helpful. I highly recommend this catering service to anyone wanting something truly special!

    • Gorete

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      Hi Joanne, Thank you so much for everything. The group of ladies that you had helping were the best. The set up, tea, and the food was wonderful. Everyone loved it. I received a number of calls yesterday from people that attended and they all say that this was the best bridal shower that they have ever attended. I could have not done it without you and your team. Thank you so much for the pictures. Best of luck with your business going forward and I will keep you in mind for future events. Gorete

    • Jean

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      I cannot tell you enough about how great this service is, you simply have to experience it! I had a baby shower tea for my daughter at a local tea room which was nice but nothing like this. I wish I would have found this service before I hosted my daughters shower. The service, food and tea were fantastic. The tables, dishes and little touches were way beyond any tea room. We were not rushed and there was plenty of time to visit with other guests and for the guest of honor to open her gifts (something that we had to pass up at the tea room). If you are hosting a shower or birthday, this is the way to go!

    • Caroline Whithers

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      Of all the teas I've attended Tea with Friends is by far the best. attention to the smallest detail, pretty table setting, the presentation of food ---and the taste. Joann does a fantastic job in making every tea special.

    • Pat Dover, Pleasanton

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      The tea I had for my sisters 60th birthday was a wonderful experience. All my guests were amazed with all the pretty dishes and linens and also enjoyed the food and tea. Joanne and her ladies did a fantastic job in making us all feel special. This was a day we will talk about for quite some time. Thanks for the memories!

    • J. Critonson

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      Having a tea at my home for my friends was so much fun. Joanne and her helper supplied everyting we needed for a simply devine afternoon. The food and tea was out of this world, and the table so pretty. She even left me the beautiful fresh flowers to enjoy. This was a great way to spend the afternoon with friends!

    • Charlotte Warrington, Danville

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      Completely Devine! Joanne and her wonderful staff of ladies did a fantastic job at my daughter’s bridal shower. We began planning the event when we met with Joanne at my house. She helped us figure out the layout for the entire event, leaving no stone unturned. On the day of the shower, she and 4 members of her staff arrived and like magic, turned my backyard garden into the most beautiful setting. Tables were covered with layers of beautiful linens and china. Flowers were arranged in little squat vases and placed in groupings on each table. When my guest started to arrive, her staff helpfully poured champagne and other beverages. Once seated, the service and pampering really began. We were all offered a steamy hot towel to wipe our hands with. Teas were poured and the food began to come from the kitchen. Everything served was delicious and beautifully presented. Joanne takes extra care to make sure everything is not only tasty, but a work of art. All of my guests could not get over the beautiful tables, delicious food, and wonderful service. I am sure many will be contacting Joanne to set up parties of their own!

    • Paula Streeter, Danville

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      My daughters and I had a wonderful time at a tea catered by Tea with Friends. The food was divine and the table settings were something like what you would see out of a fairytale. There were over 20 guest and the staff made each person fell welcome and special, even my youngest daughter who is very picky love it all. I cannot wait to use them for an event at my home. I highly recommend them for any special girly event!

    • Kathrine Ceasan

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      My sisters and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon having tea served by Joanne and her staff. Everything was presented so nicely and delicious too! The tables were beautiful and made us really feel like we were queens in a castle! This is a great way to have tea in you own home without any fuss. We all truly enjoyed everything.

    • Shari

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      Stunning and unforgettable! I have to admit I am a hard person to please, but without a doubt Tea with Friends is the best tea around. Not only is their table settings beyond anything I have seen at a tearoom, the food Joanne and her staff serve is by far the tastiest! Service from her staff is attentive and charming too. This is the easiest and best way to enjoy tea. The only down side is she has a minimum of 8 for tea.

    • Janet Kingston-Smith

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      By far this was the best tea service I have ever had. My sister-in-law threw a baby shower for her niece at her home and it was simply devine! The tables were so beautiful and the food was amazing. Everyone at my table was so impressed and had a great time. I cannot wait to use Tea with Friends in the near future and share the experience with my friends.

    • C. Alaura

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      Joanne, Thank you so much for the stellar job that you and your staff did at my baby shower this past weekend. I had a great time and all of my guests did too thanks to your attentive staff, beautifully set tables and quality menu. Even my husband, who is not a fan of tea food, was impressed with the food and said he wouldn't mind going to tea with me more often if the food was like what you served to us all the time. My daughter, who you know has very strong opinions about tea parties, loved every minute of it. When my husband asked her what her favorite part of the day was, she said it was eating her heart shaped cheese crackers and chicken nuggets. Many of my guests took your card and I hope they are able to host a tea party soon so that I can experience it all over again. Thanks so much for making my baby shower an event to remember and cherish! Best regards, Claire Alaura

    • Sienna Jamison

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      I just love Tea With Friends. When ever any of my friends have an occasion to celebrate with the girls, we always call Joanne. She makes every event special, and is constantly adding new touches and yummy food. I want to thank Joanne and her staff for my birthday tea, it was fantastic as always!

    • April Long-Tinsley, Walnut Creek

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      With every detail and special touch, Joanne made my shower the most special event. Her beautiful dishes, linens, and elegant touches set the mood for me and my guests. She helped me in creating my own custom menu which was perfectly paired with 3 different teas. The food was divine and the tea perfect. We all had a fun and relaxing time without feeling rushed or needing to be on a timeline. An excellent choice for any event with elegance.

    • Janice & Evette

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      We had a fantastic time at my sister bridal party tea. Joanne made it effortless for us. All of her pretty dishes and linens made out outdoor setting enchanting! The food and tea was as tasty as it was beautiful. I don't think there is anyone who can even come close to the service and pampering that Joanne and her staff provide. We will absoutly be using Tea with Friends again and again... Wonderful!

    • BC

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      Joanne, Thank you again for the lovely afternoon at my home. My friends and family are still talking about it. You and Stephanie were so attentive and tolerant of our wild chatting and celebrating. Again, the food and presentation were first class and we hope to sign you up again!

    • Janet

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      Absolute perfect afternoon! I had a tea at my house for a group of lady friends and we had the best time. Food and tea was fantastic as well as the service. Cannot wait to do it again! Thank you Joanne for sharing your beautiful and creative business with us...

    • Robyn, Blackhawk

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      My sister and I had a tea for my niece in celebration of her engagement. We had seen the reviews and comments on teamap and were not disapointed. We set up tables in my living room and dining room to seat 25 guests. Joanne and her staff were very professional and transformed my home into a beautiful and elegant setting. The foods which were served with the tea were delicious and very creative. Not just your typical finger sandwich with a tiny smear of bland filling. The Sandwiches were served on artisen breads and delicate pastrys and filled with tasty and remarkable fillings. The hot canapes were just as delicious and done to prefection; I especially like the filo wrapped crabcake with tarragon caper aioli, something Joanne thru in for free. My sister and I chose 3 flavors of tea to serve which were wonderful as well. Joanne also provided beautiful fresh flowers for our tables, placecards and menus. Having a tea by Joanne and her staff was truly enchanting and I was so pleased with everything. This is a perfect way to celebrate and connect with friends and family.

    • Kathy Bartlet Jones, Castro Valley

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      Simply devine... this was the perfect way to throw a bridal shower. Joanne and her staff turned my living and dining room into a beautiful victorian tea parlor. The tables were beautuful and the food and tea devine. This was way above any tea room in the area and priced very affordably. No time restriction either. Cannot wait to do this again... Mabe a baby shower if I'm lucky!

    • Bobbie Ann

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      I hosted a bridal shower for my niece and was thrilled with the outcome. Everything was just spended! First of all, Joanne was so creative and was very helpful with suggestions on how to set up the tables and untilize the space. She is also a very talented chef, as all the food she served was top notch and presentation was very elegant and perfectly suited for tea. We sellected 3 flavors of tea which were all delicious as well. There was an abundance of food and tea throughout the intire event. Quite a bargin at $32 a head. Our guests were all very impressed and didn't want to leave.. I am sure many of them will want to use Joanne in the future for their own events. A personal thank you to Joanne and her helpers for such a wonderful afternoon! We really enjoyed it!

    • JF

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      I hosted a baby shower for my daughter-in-law at Elliston Vineyards which Joanne Catered. The shower was very lovely. The china collection made the day very special, the tables were very elegant and welcoming, the room looked beautiful.The food was so wonderful and I am very glad I allowed Joanne to make our tea selection, great choices. Flowers were gorgeous, and it was wonderful to take them home, they are still beautiful! I also want to thank you for not only serving the very late guest, but also for making up a goody box for her. Very kind of you and unexpected, and for doing it so graciously. I know the cake and food were already put away and that you had to go to some extra work to get it to her. I cannot forget to mention the CAKE! It was absolutely adorable! Even better, it tasted as good as it looked. Thank you for suggesting Cake Delight and also for guiding me one the decoration selection! I would love to use your business again and would be more than happy to recommend you.Thank you for making the shower so special.

    • Emma Lee Atkinson Barsley

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      i hasd the oppertunity to attend a tea which was catered by Tea With Friends last fall. Since then, I have tried several tearooms in the East bay and nothing has come even close to the tea, food and beautiful table settings. I am truly spoiled now that I have experienced this service. I cannot wait to use them for a special ocassion.

    • D. Chopra

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      I attended at tea with my good friends in celebration of the arrival of my niece. It was an wonderful event, reminding me of having tea with my mother and grandmother when I was a child. The food and teas were prepared perfectly and the tables and china were beautiful. The afternoon was enchanting and lovely. Joanne and her helpers were very professional and made us all feel special. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

    • Allison Campbell

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      I cannot say enough great things about the baby shower tea we had for my daughter. Joanne paid attention to every detail and more. The presentation of tables and food was amazing. Much more eloborate than any tea room, and the food was delicious as it looked! I am so glad we choose to have the shower catered by Tea with Friends. We were not rushed to open gifts or placed on any time schedule in which we had to finish and say good bye to our guests. Joanne and her delightful staff made this a very special day for my daughter and all of our guests! Thank you very much! Allison Campbell

    • Cindy

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      Thank you all so very much for making my daughter's Bridal Tea/Shower such a beautiful and memorable event! Everything was exquisite and very tasty-I'll highly recommend your services to inquiring friends!!

    • suzanne

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      Joanne provided such a perfect afternoon for my daughter-in-law Deanna, her sister Mary, and granddaughter Heather and my friends! I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day – She did such a beautiful job. All of my questions were answered, and I felt so comfortable and confident with her service from the first phone call. I so appreciated the professionalism and promptness in getting back to me whenever I called. The tea party itself couldn’t have been more special – from beginning to end. The table settings, china, and flowers were beautiful; there was such attention to detail! The food was absolutely outstanding and the staff served us in such a wonderful manner, making each person present feel like this was an occasion especially for them! This of course was what I had hoped ... (more)for. I have had so many special comments about the afternoon from all of my guests and how much fun they had. Thank you so very much Joanne, for all that you did to make this party such a success, it was such a success I hope to plan another tea soon!

    • Alisa Doughton-Wagner

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      Tea With Friends was the perfect way to have a bridal shower. The teas were delicious and all of the shower guests enjoyed discussing which one was the favorite. The food was amazing, from the Potato leek soup that tasted like my grandmother's recipe, to the chicken salad sandwiches, to the decadent scones. The 'Ladies Afternoon Tea' was a beautiful meal that was presented on tiered serving trays. The table linens were beautiful as well as the china we ate and drank from. We all appreciated the attention to detail and loved looking at all the things on the tables. Our service was timely and sweet. Most of all, Mrs. Joann and the staff were fabulous hosts and we all left feeling like we were their special guests. I would recommend having a shower by Tea With Friends because they are such a pleasant group of people to work with.

    • Julie

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      By far the best tea I have ever been to. I attended a baby shower tea at a friend’s house which was just unbelievable. The teas offered were delicious and the food was amazing. Every table was just a little different, but incredibly beautiful. The servers and staff were friendly and fun. I am so glad to have had the chance experienced this. It was fantastic!

    • Marjorie, Orinda

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      Joann, I can't thank you enough for the beautiful food and table you set for the bridal shower I gave for a friend's daughter. Everyone was so impressed with the way the tables were decorated and the delicious food. It was so easy and stress-free for me! I would highly recommend your company to anyone considering this kind of bridal shower. It was very unique (some of the young ladies had never attended a high tea before) and just makes for a lovely setting!

    • Mary Lou

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      I was so happy when I discovered this catering company. What a grand idea! I hosted a baby shower for 30 at my home which Tea with Friends catered. Joanne and her staff were so wonderful to work with. They went above and beyond with every detail. Joanne's food is fantastic. We choose to create a custom menu which had many complex things. Presentation of the food was as elegant as the tables. She offers a fine selection of teas as well. We picked 2 teas for our party, and Joanne served 3, just to balance out the menu. Her service is set at a leisurely pace allowing up plenty of time for a couple of shower games and the opening of gifts. I will highly recommend Tea with Friends to anyone having a special event. We all had such fun.

    • Jill MaCann, Danville

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      We just couldn't have asked for a more perfect baby shower tea. The food was so fresh and every bite was delicious. The tables were just enchanting, with the beautiful linens and dishes. The servers were attentive and made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. We had 3 wonderful tea's. We were never rushed or made to feel like our lack of knowledge about having tea was a problem. They seemed to have almost as much fun as we did. Thank you so much to for a such a nice afternoon. We will tell anyone that is hosting a shower or party who to contact!

    • Janet

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      I gave a baby shower for my daughter in October. The AfternoonTea was terrific. Really, a perfect venue for a shower of any kind. The food was tremendous and the tea selections and service oustanding.

    • Jan Carlile

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      Thank you so much for all you and your staff did to make our shower over the top wonderful! We had a great time and the food was delicious. My mother, sisters and two daughters were all in attendance and they have continued to sing your praises. As you know, we are in the wedding business and I understand how difficult it is to produce a perfect event- but I believe you did it! You were so very kind from start to finish, and though we live in the Santa Rosa area, we will look for excuses to make our way back to the east bay for your delightful services to eat, relax and be with friends and family. It is rare to someone like you who have been in the catering business and yet maintan their enthusiasm. We very much appreciated the extended warmth and caring. Everything was delicious and fun! Bless you! Jan Carlile

    • A. Mendolson

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      Joanne and her staff did a fantastic job with catering my daughters baby shower. Every detail was met, from the special party favors to the custom menu we planned. Every item on our menu was fresh and delicious and a work of art to look at. Joanne even threw in a special item to the menu to balance the flavors and choices we had. We choose 3 tea's from her selection which were all wonderful. One of them was a dessert tea which I especially liked. The tables were beautiful with layers of antique linens and beautiful but simple flower arrangements. Everyone had a unique demitasse spoon and mis-matched china that complemented the other. Her serving and kitchen staff were very professional and made every one my guests feel special. This is an event which we will remember and talk about for a long time.. Thank you, Joanne, Stephanie, Janelle and Rumna! This was amazing and perfect!

    • Ellenor Jane Watson, Pleasant Hill

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      My mother and I attended a beautiful luncheon tea done by Tea With Friends. The tea and food were fantastic and everyone felt pampered and special. There is no doubt I will use them in the future when I have a special event to host.

    • April

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      I just recently threw a shower that Tea with Friends catered and it was absolutely wonderful! I have never given a baby shower before and I wanted everything to be perfect and it definitely was. I stressed out over giving this shower and the owner Joanne helped me with all my questions and concerns and put up with my craziness and for that I thank her very much! I looked at several tea rooms in the area and decided that having at tea in my own garden would be perfect for my event and by far the most accommodating in every way. There were 20 ladies that attended the shower. I chose the full afternoon tea for my guests and the mom-to-be was able to pick which teas she would like for the day from a large selection. There were several pots on every table and they always stayed full, fresh and hot. The food was plentiful and delicious. The event, being a baby shower, I decided to bring a cake although it was not needed and most went to waste. The ladies allowed us to do so and they knew the perfect time to cut it and serve it for us. The flow of the shower went great, from food to games to gifts to cake and the amount of time we had was perfect. We were not rushed, and our guests didn't feel anxious to leave as soon as it was over. Thanks for everything again Tea with Friends ladies! I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to do something special. I will use them again the next chance I get!

    • Shanna

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      I had the honor and priviledge of hosting a bridal shower for my best friend as her matron of honor. We had gone to a tea which was catered by Tea with Friends last fall, and the bride talked to the owner for close to 30 minutes about her beautiful service. So when it came time to plan her shower, what better way to celebrate with her, her family and friends then to host a bridal tea for her. Everything was perfect!!! All the teas and the delicious foods we had. Everything was beautiful and tasted great! I am looking forward to when I have another party to throw because I know where my business is going. The owner was so accomadating and friendly. And the best part about the tea is I didn't have to do anything. The owner and staff planned and excuted a truly enchanting event. As you sat down to the beautiful laid tables, each place setting was a beautiful and unique with a mixture of beautiful china and linens. The fresh flower arrangements were plentiful and very victorian. You felt as if you were transported to a different era. I especially loved the unique silver little tea spoons laid on each saucer and the individual butter knives. It was a beautiful touch!!!

    • Arlene Jenkins, Castro Valley

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      Simply outstanding on all counts. What a wonderful experience! Tables were beyond beautiful, food was plentiful and fantastic and the staff was helpful and attentive! Who could ask for more! Thank you Joanne and your staff for making my party so special and wonderful!

    • A.P.

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      Recently my neighborhood women's group had a catered high tea and it was the most delightful experience. The tea selections were large but not overwhelming and the staff was so knowledge able about all of them. The food was amazing and the attention to detail in each tea sandwich was something you don't find in just any tearoom. I was also really impressed with all the beautiful dishes and linens they used. I would also like to note that our servers were very attentive to us and made everyone feel special. I would encourage everyone to try Tea with Friends. We will defiantly use them again!

    • Jenny Talert-Barnes, Livermore

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      I lived in England five years and never had tea this good! The entire experience was awesome. The food is excellent. The variety of teas was astounding - I even found a new favorite! The service is top notch. There are not enough superlatives to describe this Tea service. The owner brings everything need for the tea. Her china is beautiful and each piece is unique. Every table is a little different. Everyone just enjoyed looking at the tables when we arrived. I cannot wait to host a party of my own for my friends and family. They will be in awe!

    • Ileen Igucci, Pleasanton

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      My daughter and I attended a bridal shower tea which Tea With Friends catered. The setting was beautiful with very elegant linens and china, fresh flowers and placecards. We all enjoyed the food and teas they served too. There was plenty for everyone with a nice selection and presentation. Serving staff were delightful and very pleasant. The afternoon couldn't have been more perfect! A great way to host a shower.

    • Jenine Willams-Taylor, Pleasant Hill

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      WOW! I was a guest at a baby shower that my good friend had for her daughter. I have had tea at many different places around the world. The tables were beautiful and food delicious and plentiful. We had the Ladies Tea which served the most wonderful scones, sandwiches, savories and dessert. The food just seemed to keep coming! The staff was very attentive and helpful. I really enjoyed eberything. I cannot wait to host a party of my own.

    • m

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      A terrific event! Joanne and her staff provided my guests and I the most memorable tea experience at my home. The tables were beautiful along with presentation and the most delicious food and tea. Her staff were professional and made all my guests feel special. Joanne was great to work with and had many helpful ideas for my tea. She paid attention to every detail so I could spend time with my friends. I highly reccomend Tea with Friends to anyone who wants to share a special afternoon with friends or celebrate a special occasion.

    • Kim Jamison, Pleasanton

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      Joanne & her amazing staff made my sister's bridal shower a day to remember. Not only was Joanne a pleasure to work with in setting up the event, her staff were equally pleasant the day of the event. She catered to a few special requests we had and threw in a few 'extras' (lemonade for a young guest, iced tea due to the heat, etc...) as a courtesy which we GREATLY appreciated. The food was fantastic, the tea was delicious (and it was 100 degrees outside for our event!) and the clean up was spot on. This service actually allowed my sister and I (hosts) the chance to enjoy in this day with our special bride. We didn't have to lift a finger. Several guests wanted more information about the service for their future events. I would love to have Joanne and her fabulous professional staff back for future events! I can't say enough wonderful things about the day.

    • Ellen Bastin

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      A good friend of mine had a tea for our ladies group.It was outstanding, the group could not sing enough praises; they were elated. The table setting was beautiful. The tea,sandwiches and desserts were delicious and presented very professionally. Staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make sure everyone was satisfied. In fact,the affair was so well received that our group has asked Joanne to cater a Tea for us at Christmas.

    • Amy Whittmore

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      joanne and her helper made my bridal shower enchanting! I always dreamed of having a formal tea for my bridal shower, and when my mom showed me their website I knew this would be perfect! The tables were beautiful and had so many special touches. Joanne even helped me with figuring out our party favors and coordinated everything for me. The food and tea was wonderful and plentiful. We all liked the fresh tea sandwiches, hot items and the dessert. I cannot wait to see my pictures and share them with my guests. Everyone had a fantastic time and I am happy to have this event as a wedding memory. Absoutly, fantastic!

    • Ruth Anne McNearney, Pleasant Hill

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      I recently attended a bridal shower tea in which Tea with Friends catered. The event was just lovely. They served delicious teas and food. The setting was beautiful with all the fancy dishes and things. We all had a very relaxing afternoon and really enjoyed ourselves...

    • Chelsea

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      My girlfriends and I like to try to go to tea once an month. Trying new tea rooms is our passion. A while back, one of my friends decided to have a tea at her home and try Tea with Friends. We were all very impressed with this service. The tea selection was very good and the owner, Joanne knew a lot about each tea. We created our own menu from a large list of selections. The food was very delicious and presentation was beautiful. Serving staff was very attentive and friendly too. Joanne pays attention to every detail which makes you feel special. This was a refreshing change to our usual monthly tea. We all felt more relaxed and we could really take our time enjoying the moment. I rate this service at the top!

    • C.K.

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      I attended at tea at my daughters school in celebration of Mothers Day. My daughters and I had such a wonderful time. The tables were astonishing. The most beautiful tables linens, dishes and flowers. I was especially suprised by the pretty little cards that my daughters made for me for Mother's Day. The food was fantasitc. We all loved the scones, tea sandwiches and an amazing dessert. We all had a delightful afternoon. I hope to do this again next year!

    • Emily Patterson-Jones

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      I attended a tea my my Aunts house in celebration of Mothers Day. The afternoon was enchanting. We all loved the food and tea and the service was elegant and pampering. We all had so much fun we are already talking about who will host the next tea.

    • Cali Kent

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      I am having a hard time putting my tea party experience in to words..it was an absolute dream. Tea with Friends helped my brother and I give our mom a surprise 60th party and it was more than we could have imagined! From the tea cups to the silver and the linens, to the place cards and menus, the tables were dressed to perfection. Joanne and her staff were so attentive and kind, we felt like royalty. The tea itself was delicious, perfection (all of them to the last cup). I thought the hot towels for your hands in the beginning were a great touch and the darling individual tea pots filled with pink lemonade for each of our three child guests (ages 3, 4 & 5) were very thoughtful and made them feel very special. Thank you Joanne and staff for an amazing tea party, you truly made the day of our very special mom!

    • Naomi Simmons Watson

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      This was the first tea I have ever been to. I didn't know what to expect, but when I arrived at the shower I was in total awe! Everything was so fancy and elegant (I actually felt a wave of giddiness and excitemtnt). When the tea began our server, Stephanie, brought us water then pampered us with hot towels for our hands. Then we had a choice of 3 teas, I choose the Vanilla initially, but then swiched to the Queens Tea. The scones were wonderful. The ones I have had in the past at coffee places, etc. (I won't mention any names) have been so dry and hard. These were soft a melted in your mouth. They served the scones with jam, lemon curd and a cream type spread. The cream spread was wonderful on them. After the scones they brought us tieres of sandwiches and hot finger foods. My favorites were the Chicken Salad and Radish (YES Radish!) Up intil now a radish was a yucky thing my mother made me eat. The Artichoke Toasts were great too. Dessert was presented beautifully. We had a Strawberry Napoleon thing. Layers of pastry, fresh strawberries, whipp cream, you cannot go wrong! After all that food, it was a perfect ending. This was one of the best showers that I have been to in a long time. It was fun to be with the mother to be and share wisdom with her, yet still be able to sit back and enjoy great food and conversation! This was a great new experience, I am excited about trying this again!

    • Kathy

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      Excelent service & quality. Food, tea and tables settings were above any tearoom. I especially loved the attention to detail. Antique linens and dishes, unique demitasse spoons (something tearooms rarely use), hot towels before the tea, beautiful food presentations, placecards and beautiful fresh flowers. They were very professional,and offered a quality selection of fine teas to choose from. Great choice for showers or birthdays.

    • Ellen Bastin, Danville

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      With 5 daughters, this is a gem of a find. After reading all of the reviews I decided to give them a call to plan a baby shower. The owner Joanne was very nice and helped me with every detail, and even gave me some fresh ideas about what to do at a baby shower (instead of your typical games). The shower went off without a hitch. We all enjoyed the feeling of being pampered. The tables were absoutly beautiful and the food was plentiful and quite delicious. Joanne was right when she said all I would have to do is visit with my guests. A very professional and excelent service. I will indeed use them again. AAAAA+

    • Jeanne

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      Joanne and her staff provided a beautiful tea for me and my daughters. Her attention to detail is over and above. We were able to create our own menu which was so delicious. Everything was very fresh and presented beautifully. She has the most delicious scones I have ever had. This was an excelent find and I will no doubt be using her again!

    • M. Melton, Pleasanton

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      Joanne provided such a perfect afternoon for my daughter-in-law Deanna, her sister Mary, and granddaughter Heather and my friends! I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day – She did such a beautiful job. All of my questions were answered, and I felt so comfortable and confident with her service from the first phone call. I so appreciated the professionalism and promptness in getting back to me whenever I called. The tea party itself couldn’t have been more special – from beginning to end. The table settings, china, and flowers were beautiful; there was such attention to detail! The food was absolutely outstanding and the staff served us in such a wonderful manner, making each person present feel like this was an occasion especially for them! This of course was what I had hoped for. I have had so many special comments about the afternoon from all of my guests and how much fun they had. Thank you so very much Joanne, for all that you did to make this party such a success, it was such a success I hope to plan another tea soon!

    • Joan

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      Just devine! I didn't have to do a thing! Joanne brought everything for my tea. My dining room never looked more elegant, and her food was just scrumptious. We had 3 wonderful tea's and loads of food. All my guests are still talking about it! Superior to any tea room!

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      Over the weekend I attended a bridal shower tea which Tea With Friends catered. The room was beautiful with all the pretty set tables, and a center table with a pretty crystal water dispenser, filled with crushed ice, strawberries, and slices of lemons, so guests could help themselves before they were seated. There were beautiful placecards at each place setting and menu cards on each table. The tables also had little vases with fresh cut roses, antique table linens, an eclectic mix of beautiful china and serving pieces. The food was plentiful, very tasty and artfully presented. I never knew tea sandwiches could be so pretty. Some were garnished with fresh violets and others served simi-openfaced. We had 3 teas to choose from all steeped perfectly in pretty china teapots. I especially liked the Vanilla Creme Spice. The serving staff were very helpful and kind and really knew how a tea should be done. This was a lovely shower and tea. I hope to have the oppertunity to use Tea With Friends in the near future.

    • Allie Benson-Jones, Dublin

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      Wow, this was so much fun. My daughters and i attended a tea at my good friend Joan's house. The food and tea were terrific! We just loved the delicious tea sandwiches, scones and goodies. This was an afternoon that we will remember for many years.

    • Lois Miller

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      Having Joanne cater my tea was the easiest and best little event I have ever had at my home. I threw a simple ladies tea for 12 of my dearest friends. We all had such a wonderful time visiting and sharing photos and gifts. Joanne took care of all the details so I could really enjoy myself. Her food was scrumptious. We had the Ladies Afternoon Tea. The scones were tender and rich and I just adored the Harvest Chicken Sandwiches. Our dessert was a lovely slice of New York Cheesecake with raspberries and an amazing dark chocolate sculpture. I choose to serve the Vanilla Cream Spice Tea and the Spiced Pear Blossom. Joanne brews and serves the tea in beautiful tea pots which was done perfectly. Her dishes,linens and flowers are just details that you cannot find in a tearoom. I am so happy I found Joanne, I am sure she and I will be hosting many more tea's to come. Thank you Joanne for a memorable event! Lois Miller

    • M.B. - Danville

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      I have to give Tea With Friends a glowing review. I had them cater a tea at my home in celebration of my daughters engagement. The owner, Joanne, was very nice and with such ease, she transformed my space into a beautiful tea setting. On the day of the tea, she arrived at my home with a van full of beautiful china, linens and tasty food. She brought beautiful fresh flowers for my tables and helped me set out favors for my guests. The food and tea were devine. Everything was so fresh and presented so beautifully. Her staff of ladies were very professional and attentive to all our needes. This is an event we will remember to years to come. Outstanding!

    • Clara Montrose

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      The Ladies Afternoon Tea was a pleasure, with smooth, well-timed service. The food was delicious; I especially liked the egg salad sandwiches. One of their nice touches was the warm towels at the start of the tea. I look forward to doing this again soon.

    • JMC

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      I attended a tea at my good friends Judith's house in San Ramon. I was so amazed with the beautiful setting, and the food was wonderful. This was an amazing expenience, I cannot wait to have a tea at my own house for my friends. A must try for anyone who likes to visit tearooms!

    • Margot & Lily

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      My daughter Lily and I attended a Baby Shower tea done by Tea with Friends. This was our first tea, and we had such a fun time. The food and tea was delicious. My daughter who is 8, was given her own little tea pot filled with lemonade. We had such a fun afternoon at the shower, having tea and visiting with other guests. We felt so special and lady-like. I think having tea is something my daughter and I will have to do on a regular basis!

    • June, Ruby Hill

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      I attended a 50th birthday tea for my good friend Alice. This was so elegant! The tea and goodies were excelent! They made the most delicious egg salad sandwiches which were served open faced with edible violets as a garnish. Her scones were the best I have ever had. They were very rich and tender, and were served with delicious spreads. The china was beautiful, and the serving staff very professional. I will indeed use them the next time I want to have a special gathering at my home.

    • Kate McNally

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      I love Tea with Friends. I have now been to 3 tea's done by them, and everytime it is great! I love the chicken sandwiches and the artichoke toasts. They always make you feel special and relaxed. I cannot wait to attend another one of their tea's!

    • Janice Long-Merson, Walnut Creek, CA

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      I was invited to a baby shower tea for my girl friends daughter. I was so impressed with everything. The food was fantastic as well as the tea's. The tables were elegant and beautiful. I will definietly use them in the future when I have a special occasion to celebrate!

    • E.C.

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      My lady friends and I all had a great tea party. Everything was amazing; food, tea, service, setting and china. You must try the Ladies Afternoon Tea Menu. Every item was fresh and delicious and plentiful. This is a 'must do' again for my ladies group!

    • Christine

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      When I found out that my daughter was going to have a baby, I wanted to throw her a very special shower. I thought a tea would be nice, and it was! I decided to use Tea with Friends because of several reasons. First, I read the great reviews they have on Teamap, and two, a couple of my friends have been to tea's that they have done and only had good things to say. I shopped around and found that the idea of having tea in my home in a relaxed and not rushed setting was more appealing than 2 hours in a crowded tea room. The process began with JoAnn, the owner of Tea with Friends, coming to my house for a consultation. She was very nice and had a lot of great ideas on how to make my party a sucess. The day of the party she arrived with a van ful of tote boxes and transformed my living room and dining room into a beautiful tea room. Her staff were very professional and kind and knew just what to do. Every step was done with perfection from the fresh flowers to the dessert. The cheesecake we had at the end of our tea was an amazing suprise! It had and hand made lacy chocolate sculpture and was served with fresh raspberries. All of my guests were was fully delighted with the tea, food and service. This is an awsom little business whick JoAnn admits she 'does it because she loves it' !! Bravo! AAAAAA+ Marvo!

    • Paulette Ramson

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      Fantastic! Loved everything! We had a great time at my daughter-in-laws baby shower!

    • Carole Ann - Pleasanton

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      This was the most delightful experience! I attended a tea at my sisters house in celebration of our moms 60th birthday. Everything was wonderful. Delicious tea, food and beautiful set tables. I especially liked all the attention to detail and the special touches like, unique demitasse spoons, hot towels, and antique linens... This was great!

    • Janie

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      I cannot tell you enough about Tea With Friends. I used them for my daughters baby shower. We had over 25 guests, and they accomodated everyone as if they were royality. The staff was professional and very helpful. The food and tea was divine and the table settings were elegant. Many of my friends are still talking about the wonderful shower and tea. I hope to have the oppertunity to use them again real soon! Thank you for making my daughters special day extra special! Janie Woods, San Ramon

    • Bev Weismann, Ruby Hill

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      I met Joanne and her staff at a lovely baby shower tea that my good friend threw for her daughter. I was so impressed with all of her beautiful dishes and linens. Her demitasse spoons are all unique and and so beautiful. After attending the tea, I called Joanne and she sent me her brochure. I love the fact that she has more than one menu to choose from. You can also create your own menu if you like. Although the menu that I had at the shower was delightful. Her selection of tea's are very nice too. This is an amazing service and I cannot wait to use them for a tea of my own. I highly reccomend this service for anyone wanting to have something very special and unique at their home...

    • Amy Barrons - Discovery Bay

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      I have been to three tea's which Tea with Friends has catered. Each tea has been wonderful. The food and tea is consistantly supurb and never a detail missed. The last tea I attended was a baby shower and Joanne suprised us by adding an additional tea sandwich to our choosen menu without charge. I cannot wait for the next occasion to have tea!

    • C. Hill

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      A wonderful, intimate experience. 100% class act. The pictures do not justify the beauty of the setting. The food and service were outstanding!

    • Claudia

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      Elegant and Classy, every detail was met with perfection. Tea and food was fantactic and service was excelent. Having a service such as this serve tea in your own home was a wonderful experience. I cannot wait to plan my next tea event!

    • Dominique

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      Outstanding! I recently attended a baby shower which Tea with Friends catered. I had no idea about this service. There is nothing that compairs to it! The dishes and linens they use really sets the mood. Everything was delicious from the first sip of tea to the artichoke cheese toasts. This is a must try!

    • Carole Simmons

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      Joanne and her staff served us a wonderful tea. Everything was fantastic. My dining room table looked amazing with all the pretty touches. We all loved the tasty sandwiches and goodies and the lovely tea's. Thanks you for a wonderful afternoon!

    • Beatrice Whte

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      Joanne and her staff served my friends and I a wonderful tea. Everything was delicious and the tables were beautiful. It was nice to have them serve a wonderful tea in my home. I will use them again without a doubt!

    • Dotty shewler, Canton Ohio

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      While visiting my daughter in pleasanton, she threw a delightful tea for family and friends using this service. We all had a delightful time. The food, tables, tea, and service were wonderful. I cannot wait for my next visit in hopes to do this again.

    • Pat Barnes - Danville

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      I have to say that this was fantastic. Better than any tearoom that you could go to. I used Tea with Friends to throw my daughter a baby shower. Joanne was so helpful and flexable to my every need. She really knew what I wanted and made it happen. The tables and flowers were amazing. The tea sandwiches, scones, hot appetizers, and desserts were wonderful. I cannot say enough to express my experience. All of my guests are still talking about Jeanne's wonderful baby shower tea!

    • BC Cummings

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      What a great experience! My friends and I have hired Tea with Friends several times and we cannot find anything better. Joanne and her staff are consistant with their beautiful details of the table settings to the tasty and delicious foods. Service, taste, quality and quantity are way above any other! I give Tea with Friends an AAAAAAA+

    • Helen Masters

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      Joanne and her staff provided such a perfect afternoon for my daughter-in-law, her sister, granddaughter and my friends! I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day – Joanne did such a beautiful job. She answered all of my questions and I felt so comfortable and confident with her from our first conversation. I so appreciated her professionalism and her promptness in getting back to me whenever I called. The tea party itself couldn’t have been more special - from beginning to end. The table settings! China and flowers were beautiful and there was such attention to detail! The food was absolutely outstanding and the staff served us in such a wonderful manner, making each person present feel like this was an occasion especially for them! This of course was what I had hoped for. I have had so many special comments about the afternoon from all of my guests! Thank you so very much for all that your did to make this party such a success. I cannot wait to plan my next tea. Very Sincerely, Helen Masters

    • Cali Kent

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      I am having a hard time putting my tea party experience in to words..it was an absolute dream. Tea with Friends helped my brother and I give our mom a surprise 60th party and it was more than we could have imagined! From the tea cups to the silver and the linens, to the place cards and menus, the tables were dressed to perfection. Joanne and her staff were so attentive and kind, we felt like royalty. The tea itself was delicious, perfection (all of them to the last cup). I thought the hot towels for your hands in the beginning were a great touch and the darling individual tea pots filled with pink lemonade for each of our three child guests (ages 3, 4 & 5) were very thoughtful and made them feel very special. Thank you Joanne and staff for an amazing tea party, you truly made the day of our very special mom!

    • Jackie Kirkerman

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      I had a tea at my home to celebrate the arrival of my first grandchild. Joanne created a custom menu for my event which was splendid. The whole setting was more than I could have ever invisioned. The collection of antique china & table linens were beautiful. Her staff were very attentive and pleasant. The whole experience was more than I could have ever dreamed of. Thank you Joanne and staff for a wonderful afternoon! Sincerely, Jackie Kirkerman

    • Melissa Shaw, in Danville

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      This was truly a unique experience. Everything was wonderful. The teas, scones, tea sandwiches, artichoke toasts, stuffed mushrooms and a fantastic cheesecake at the end with a chocolate sculpture. All of my guests were amazed with the beautiful dishes and table settings. We cannot wait to do this again! This is something everyone must try!

    • Donna

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      I try to visit a tea room every month. I was lucky enough to attend a friends bably shower where Tea with Friends did the catering. I wasn't aware that someone in the bay area was doing this, and when I arrived at the party, I knew I was about to experience something grand. They had tables scattered between 3 comon rooms in the house, transforming the area into a beautiful tea room. The service of tea was devine. Staff was very pleasant and attentave. The tea was very nice, I especially liked the vanilla cream tea. The food was fresh and very tasty and presented elegantly. This was a great experience and great time. I reccomend it to anyone wanting to have a special event at their home.

    • Janie

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      Finally, I am able to join the long and growing list of delighted Tea With Friends customers! The baby shower for my daughter Lisa was the best and was all due to Joanne and her great staff. Every detail in preparation, service, and clean-up was meticulous! The tables were set beautifully drawing attention from all the lady guests. The food was absolutely delicious, plentiful and beautiful to behold. Everyone was happy-how could one not be! Compliments from the guests abounded! This was a treat like none other! It was fabulous! Thank you Joanne and staff!

    • Allison

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      Everything was devine! Joanne and her staff create an amazing setting and serve the most wonderful food! We all had a great time without any hassle of going anywhere or being rushed. Completely relaxing and memorable!

    • Janette Stubens Miller - Layfayette

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      This is a very lovely service! I attended a special tea at my good friends home to celebrate the birth of her first grandchild. Variety of tea's was excelent and well done, the tea pots beautiful! The food was delicious and abundant and presented so beautifully on tiered pedistals! The tables, were spectacular with delicate antique china and linens! The fresh flowers, placecards and pretty menu cards were elegant and added such a special touch! The staff were courteous and friendly and attended to our every need! This was a wonderful experience and a top-notch event. Tea with Friends does a great job! The really know how to do TEA!

    • Lisa

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      My Mother had a baby shower held for my family and friends and Tea With Friends made this event so special and memorable for all guests. The tea selection was exquisite, the service was impeccable, and made all guests feel like a queen for the day. I highly recommend Tea With Friends to any that have a party event for friends and family as it was a truly wonderful time. Thank you Joanne for making my baby shower such a day to remember for all! Tea With Friends is High Class!!!

    • Lisa

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      This is the way to do tea. I invited 9 friends to my home for tea and we were spoiled beyond words! After we were seated we were given warm towels to freshen with, then the gourmet treats came, and seemed to never stop. The tea's were steeped perfectly, the scones were the best I have ever had. I loved Joanne's lemon curd (homemade), and wonderful tea sandwiches and hot canapes. Dessert was a beautifully garnished cheesecake with dark chocolate and raspberry sauce. Everything was devine!

    • Heather McAllister, Pleasanton

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      Joanne and her helpers served us the most beautiful and delicious tea for myself and 16 members of my wedding party. She was very helpful with planning and table arranging. She offered a great selection of traditional and herbal teas. We all had the Elegant Shower menu, and everything was very fresh and delicious. The tables were beautiful and service was fantastic. You must try Tea with Friends for you next gathering of friends.... Thank you, Joanne for making my day a special event that I will always remember!

    • Ann Johnson, Moraga

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      Wonder experience. I attended a Baby Shower tea that was done by Tea with Friends. Everything was perfectly delightful. I especially loved the Vanilla Cream tea they served.

    • Bethannay Grossman- Berg

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      My sister and I thru our mom a 60th Birthday Tea at her home last fall. We have been to many tea rooms with our mom over the years, and have found many to me just ok, and kind of run of the mill. When my sister told me about this catering company, and after visiting the website, we were really excited. Then once we met with Joanne the owner of Tea with Friends, we were sure this was going to be a perfect birthday gift for our mom. We invited 22 guests and when Joanne and her staff arrived they set and prepaired the most amazing table and food. The dishes, tablecloths, flowers and special focus on detail was amazing! Once our guests arrived we were seated and were served the most delicious scones, sandwiches, finger foods, and an amazing cheesecake with a chocolate sculpture. After the party, they left no trace, excpet for a pretty dish of petti-fours and bouquests of beautiful roses. I highly reccomend this service for anyone who loves tea done right. A 'tea room' cannot touch this!

    • Barbara A, Grossman

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      Astonishing! My daughter threw me a 60th Birthday Tea with family and some of my closest friends. Being a true tea room junkie, and I’d admit, quite the “tea room snob”, she told me I was in for a real treat! And that I was! Joanne and her staff were amazing! They came into my home and transformed my dining room into a beautiful setting. The dishes are all unique and extremely fine. The food and presentation is absolutely divine! You must try her Artichoke Toasts…. Yummy!!! Joanne and her staff are very knowledgeable, attentive, helpful and professional. They truly have the whole “tea experience” down to an art. I highly recommend this for any occasion you can think of. I may even think up an occasion just to do it again! I give this an AAAAAAAAA+ !!!!

    • Catherine Bostik, Ruby Hill

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      I recently attended a birthday tea for my niece that Joanne and her staff served. Everything was beyond GRAND! The food, table settings, service, everything was fantastic! This was truly a memorable experience, that we will all keep close to our hearts.

    • Jan

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      My friends and I celebrated my 40th birthday by having a tea at my house. It was all I had hoped for and more. The food was wonderful and bountiful. The service was excellent. The table was amazing! Set with the beautiful tea cups and china. Joanne really pays close attention to every detail. I loved the fact that I could have my friends over to celebrate something special and I didn't have to lift a finger. You've just earned the repeat business of 11 very happy women who will gladly find excuses to have another tea. Thank you for the very special birthday tea. I look forward to the next tea my friends and I have.

    • Mary Barksdale

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      The whole process started with Joanne doing a site visit of my home weeks before the party. She was able to give me tips on table size for my type of party (9 Women); she left me with some tea samples from which to make my party selections. I felt very comfortable from that visit that Joanne was going to be able to help me create a party to remember. WOW! The table settings were beyond my exceptations, as was the tea and the food. The service was impeccable - though you knew she had to be around because the tea cups were never empty, Cindy (our server) was so good, that her presence was hardly felt during the service; the plates were cleared as soon as they were emptied, and no one had to ask for anything - it just happened! They left my house as they found it - for this I was sad, because they had the table decorated so beautifully. My friends were so excited by this special treat that it has to be done again, and again!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Mary for your kind words! Both Cindy and I really enjoyed serving you and your guests! Everyone was so nice and friendly!<BR> Sincerely,<BR> Joanne

    • Gail Wood

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      Joanne and staff has provided three lovely teas for me and my friends. As always, the table was lovely and the food was delicious--especially the chicken sandwiches. We all look forward to doing this again. Thank you Joanne for a lovely afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks Gail, as always, it was a pleasure serving you and your group of lady-friends!<BR> Hope to see you soon!<BR> Joanne

    • Elizabeth Singerman

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      My mom and I were lucky enough to attend a tea at Elliston Vineyards that Tea with Friends had catered. By far, it was the best tea I have ever been to. The setting was lovely in Elliston’s stone mansion, a perfect setting for a tea. The tea and food was delicious and complimented each other through every course. The table settings and china were beautiful and matched the period of the mansion and the antiques within. When I found the listing for Tea with Friends on Teamap I was so happy and thrilled to share my experience… I hope to be one of the lucky ones next time Tea with Friends caters a tea at Ellison Vineyards.

    • Sharon

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      Joanne and her staff served a beautiful tea for me and my guests. Everything was so special and delicious. A 5-star rating and beyond!

    • Tracie

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      Joanne came to my house and served my sisters and I the most amazing tea. Everything was so beautiful and the food and tea delightful. The experience was fun and relaxing, and more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you Joanne for a wonderful afternoon!

    • Sylvia Cummings

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      Tea with Friends Ladies Afternoon Tea is indeed elegant. What a wonderful experience. Everything was beautifully decorated. The tea accoutrements were delightful. A truly wonderful afternoon. I highly recommend this lovely experience.

    • Petey R. Pehrson

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      I recently attended a tea which Joanne provided at a friends home....it was truly lovely. Every detail was magnificent! Table settings,teas,food....a wonderful experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Petey! It was lovely seeing you and serving you tea again! I look forward to serving you and Gail at your next tea time along with all your wonderful friends!<BR> Joanne

    • Jane in Blackhawk

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      “How very delightfully civilized…a catering business that turns teatime into an art form.” I have had many caterers at my home for parties and luncheons, but Tea with Friends really takes catering to a another level.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Jane for such an great review. I hope to serve you tea again some day soon!<BR> Joanne & Rumna

    • J. Miller

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      Joanne and her staff provided a lovely tea for me and 11 of my close friends. Everything was so beautiful and perfect. We all cannot wait to do it again.

    • Tammy

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      I highly recomend Tea with Friends for any special occasion you may have. My best friend had them cater a baby shower and it was outstanding. The tables were beautiful, the food was fantastic especially the chicken sandwiches and the scones were excelent. The tea's were delicious, and they catered to our every need. This was 100% fantastic!

    • Christine Hill

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      A wonderful, intimate experience. 100% class act. The pictures do not justify the beauty of the setting. The food and service were outstanding!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Christine for the nice words. It was a lot of fun to be a part in your mother's birthday celebration!<BR> Joanne

    • JCF

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      What a wonderful service. Joanne and her staff put on a beautiful tea for me and 20 of my friends in celebration of my 60th Birthday. They were all so nice and professional and truly knew how to make it special. My guests are still talking about the delicious food and the pretty china and linens they used. This was so much fun, I cannot wait until my next birthday.

    • Linda

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      Joanne and her staff served a beautiful tea to some of my frends and my 2 daughters last summer. Everything was perfect and we all had the most relaxed time. The table was set so elegantly and the treats were devine. I cannot wait to do it again.

    • Rose

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      I recently attended a baby shower tea that Tea with Friends had served. I was in total awe over the beautiful dishes, tea cups, linens and fresh flowers they provided. Every detail was met with unique victorian touches. The scones they served were the best I have ever had. They were moist and tender and served with homemade lemon curd, jam and cream. The tea sandwiches were fresh and very tasty, as well as the crepe cornets and the dessert. Wonderful tea as well, they offered a herbal blend with vanilla and traditional Earl Grey which the hostess had requested. This was truly the best tea I have ever been to. I cannot wait to try Tea with Friends again. Thank you Tea with Friends for a delightful experience!

    • Jorgenice & Christiane Codington

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      Tea with friends was our first tea party.It won't be our last! My seven year old daughter and I had a wonderful time.The tables looked elegant the food was great and the atmosphere was perfect.This truly was a time that memories are made from!!!

    • Deanna Sullivan

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      What a wonderful afternoon. The table was set so beautifully and the service was excellent. I especially liked the presentation of the food. The food tastes as wonderful as it looks, and the amount of food served is incredible. I was unable to eat dinner that evening. I would recommend Tea with Friends to anyone.

    • Stephanie Anderson

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      Another spledid tea with Tea With Friends. Food fabulous and table settings exquisite. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

    • cindy silveira

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      The tea is presented in a beautiful display and tastes just as good as it looks...the staff is friendly but professional. I had a delightful mother-daughter tea afternoon.....and they enjoyed it as much as I did!

    • Tracy

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      Tea with Friends helped me create an amazing and extremely memorable bridal shower. They transformed our home into a beautiful tearoom with the china, linens and flowers! The food and service were excellent and the ladies were so attentive to all my guests' needs. Joanne is very detail oriented and organized. I can't wait to have my next tea party!

    • Terri A.

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      One of a kind. Personalized to your taste.Fabulous food and service.Looking for something unique for any occassion then Tea with Friends is for you.

    • Sandy Stuart

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      Tea With Friends has now provided two excellent and beautiful Teas for me, our daughter and friends... This past Fall Joanne provided the most beautiful elegant Tea to a group of 20 ladies. A beautiful Tea to thank all our daughter's Bridal party for their contribution and hard work for her upcoming wedding. That Tea is still the talk of the Bridal party ! Thanks Jo - as usual - you delivered the absolute best !!

    • Beverly Cye

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      Joanne, thank you so much for the wonderful afternoon you provided my friends and family in my home. You and Stephanie prepared an elegant, beautifully set table, and filled it with delicious food. The presentation could not be topped, nor could the food! We all felt like we had eaten at a five star restaurant and none of us will forget the special gathering that you took such care in providing for us. We will look forward to doing this again sometime and will tell all of our friends about your special gift of Tea! Bev.

    • Rumna

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      Tea with Friends by Joanne is reminiscent of cottage tea parties encompassing classic English touches like her exquisite china, vintage linen, simply delicious food and charming service. Or Joanne can create a magical illusion of a miniature estate at your house hosting high tea, or bring warmth and tranquility to a small gathering of friends sharing tea, treats and laughter as if it was a retreat from your heart. It is indeed rather refreshing to stray from the all too familiar, and perhaps mundane, palette of caterers and let Tea with Friends create an unforgettable occasion touched with class and whimsy! Joanne Massa turned what was a passionate avocation into a vocation and has perfected it. Tea and Sympathy by Robert Anderson or burgers and beer?? Or quite aptly said … Tea with Friends by Joanne.

    • Tawnya Trunnell

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      I wanted to have a very special party for 28 special friends. Joanne was the answer to my prayers! It was an incredible night w/ a beautifully set table and melt in your mouth food. I was relaxed and got to enjoy my friends! I felt very special too!

    • Mike

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      Tea with Friends brings an elegant Victorian tea party right into your home. The owner, Joanne, and her staff take care of every detail so you can truly be a host for your guests. Their service includes a consultation to help you plan your tea party for the space available in your home. You get to choose teas from a rather large selection and several menus are available - custom menus can be prepared. On the day of the tea party they bring fine china, linens, flatware, tiered servers, place cards and, of course, the food and teas. They set a beautiful table and serve your guests tea while the food is served in courses. All the food is specially prepared by Joanne and is truly scrumptious - you must try the Harvest Chicken sandwiches. The presentations are a delight for the eye. After the party, they cleanup and haul away everything to leave your kitchen clean as can be. I highly recommend Tea with Friends for providing a truly unique experience that you can enjoy with your friends and family.

    • shannon

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      I have been lucky to have Joanne as my friend. I know all the hard work she puts into each tea. I also have enjoyed a tea with friends. It was wonderful. I was so happy and you will be too.

    • Amy

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      Wow, beautiful presentation, food and service! Joanne uses all antique dishes and linens that she has collected herself. Wonderful food and staff too! It is nice to share tea with friends in your own home.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Amy for your review!<BR> -Joanne